BOX OFFICE: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Makes $21M On Friday; On Track For $65M Weekend
The Amazing Spider-Man continues to perform well at the North American box office, while rumour has it that Sony Pictures are now fast-tracking a sequel with, "fresh villains and storylines". Read on for details.
Deadline reports that The Amazing Spider-Man made $21 million at the North American box office yesterday, putting it right on track for a six-day total of around $140 million. This is by no means a huge result on the scale of Marvel's The Avengers for the Marc Webb helmed superhero reboot, but as a Sony exec tells the site, "In the world of reboots it’s pretty spectacular." To put this into context for you, it's worth remembering that 2005's Batman Begins had an opening weekend of $48.7 million, while X-Men: First Class opened to $55.1 million last year. The Amazing Spider-Man on the other hand looks set for around $65 million in total. The site also mentions that, "Sony is fast-tracking the next installment of its new trilogy with fresh villains and storylines that should spark more interest in this too-soon reboot." Check out my interview with Marc Webb HERE and be sure to click HERE to read my 4* review of The Amazing Spider-Man.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy
Rhys Ifans as Curt Connors/The Lizard
Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben
Sally Fields as Aunt May
Denis Leary as George Stacy
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