BOX OFFICE: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Takes $35.5M On Friday; $90+M Weekend Expected

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 took a little less than expected yesterday, but it's believed that the Marc Webb helmed sequel will still earn upwards of $90 million this weekend. However, that all depends on how well it does today, and its debut in China could ultimately prove to be far more important...

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By Josh Wilding - 5/3/2014

We have a box office update on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for you today, with a confirmed Friday haul of $35.5 million. That puts it on track for a weekend debut of anywhere between $90 million to $92 million, with $94+ million possible depending on whether moviegoers flock to go and see it today. Sony are apparently quite anxious to see how well the sequel performs, especially with a long running time and a whopping budget of $225 million (as well as around $190 million spent on marketing). The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has only two weekends to make a mark in North America before Godzilla stomps into theaters. It's difficult to compare The Amazing Spider-Man's debut with this follow-up as the reboot opened ahead of the July 4th holiday. In 2002, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man opened to $114.8 million on the same May weekend and ended up with $403.7 million in total compared to The Amazing Spider-Man's $262 million. However, all eyes are on China where the sequel opens tomorrow. With so much spent on the sequel, the studio are hoping that it can make its numbers up overseas in order to at least gross the same worldwide as 2012's instalment. 
Source: Deadline
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JoeMomma29 - 5/3/2014, 7:39 AM
So many Marvelites will have their heart broken this weekend.............
LEEE777 - 5/3/2014, 7:40 AM
They still should have called it ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN!

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Because that's basically what Webb's Universe is! :P
Transforminator - 5/3/2014, 7:40 AM
Shit movie.
TheAbaryMan369 - 5/3/2014, 7:42 AM
I'm seeing it in a few hours. I don't go to the theater often since the closest one in two hours away...
TheRationalNerd - 5/3/2014, 7:47 AM
I just love it how that voice over in the trailer/tv spot says...







Bobevanz - 5/3/2014, 7:47 AM
Not shit
charlie2094 - 5/3/2014, 7:48 AM
Enjoyed the film, but was incredibly flawed...

Disappointing it won't manage $100m, did previously think this was a possible $1 Billion film, but could maybe be the lowest grossing Spidey at the domestic, progressively gotten smaller. Still do amazing at the foreign...somewhere between $750-$850 once finished
TheRationalNerd - 5/3/2014, 7:52 AM
@Charlie2094

Yeah I said the same. I think spidey will come very close to 800 million after it hits the foreign markets but I think Transformers has the better shot of grabbing 1billion. It all depends on how well they advertise it and promote it. It's going to be a huge summer for sure.
McNyagano - 5/3/2014, 7:54 AM
Wait it's gonna open less than Cap 2? What?:o

Nick: “Looks like you're giving the orders now, Captain."

Bobevanz - 5/3/2014, 7:56 AM
Releasing this after the masterpiece of cap 2 really changed peoples opinions on cbm's. It was great, but nowhere near the level of cap 2.
SuperCat - 5/3/2014, 7:57 AM
Haven't had a chance to see this yet :(
0megaDaGod - 5/3/2014, 7:58 AM
Surprising.

It could still jump up higher cuz it'll have a full day of no kids in school today as opposed to a half day yesterday

Just read that they decided to add all the Sinister 6 stuff AFTER they'd already shot a large portion of the movie. Also not surprising
0megaDaGod - 5/3/2014, 7:59 AM
@Bobevans

Though I think that's both true and unfair, I'm not what would've been a good CBM to release this after. Maybe The Wolverine.
MediaMan - 5/3/2014, 8:00 AM
The best comparison is really how TASM2 compares to TASM, and it's going to be 30% ahead on opening weekend. That's very good. Cap was an unusually high opening (for a Cap movie), but that's because it was an unusually good movie. TASM2 is splitting audiences - many love it, many don't. Haven't seen it yet myself...
McNyagano - 5/3/2014, 8:00 AM
@Omega

Where did you read that?
BruceLeroy - 5/3/2014, 8:03 AM
How exactly is TASM2 doing better financially than CAP2 supposed to break hearts @JoeMomma29 ? I'm really not understanding your logic.
Thing94 - 5/3/2014, 8:03 AM
I was 50/50 on it. I don't enjoy Garfield's Peter, I just don't. He's too jittery, can't talk straight without mumbling, and too hipster. Give me the classic Peter that shined from the 60s to the 90s.

Goblin was scary and I look forward to him in the next films.

At this point I'm just looking forward to seeing the villains. That's pretty sad, when you don't like the hero.

But hell, it's all about the villains sometimes.

yonny616 - 5/3/2014, 8:04 AM
@McN Actually Iron Man is giving the orders now, but Cap seems to be a close second. lol
astromerc - 5/3/2014, 8:05 AM
So yeah I saw it...meh too jokey and way too much Pete and Gwen. Everything was cliche.
GinjaNinja - 5/3/2014, 8:05 AM
Of course it will make more than cap, its spiderman... A list vs B list. hope its good, cn't go this weekend, but will next weekend hopefully.
KrazyForKomix - 5/3/2014, 8:06 AM
@ JoeMomma29

um . . . why?
sjoerdo0 - 5/3/2014, 8:06 AM
Best spiderman movie i know.
0megaDaGod - 5/3/2014, 8:07 AM
@McNy

"Indeed, news of the "Sinister Six" plan came as a surprise to even some of the actors rumored to be involved. For instance, actor Dane DeHaan told CBR News that "Sinister Six" was "never part of the plan" when he first signed on to play Harry Osborn in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."



"There was no murmur of that when we were shooting," he said. "But as they started to show the movie, people were responding so well to Harry and Electro and the Goblin, and that's where they got the idea."



Tolmach confirmed that the idea for "Sinister Six" grew out of watching "The Amazing Spider-Man" sequel take shape.

"

Something happened when we were making this last movie," he said. "It happened early in the making of this last movie. Some of it was the story. Some of it was the casting of the villains that are in this movie. Some of it was [production designer] Mark Friedberg's mind-blowing set creation. Suddenly, Oscorp was becoming this character in a way that even caught us slightly off guard. It was the place where all these things originated from."


kalelhawj - 5/3/2014, 8:08 AM
An amazing and emotional movie... Right there with spidy 2. Credit has no idea what a good movie is...
Mashpataters - 5/3/2014, 8:10 AM
The movie is not as bad as everyone has been saying. It IS convoluted and their are more than a few awkward scenes, but overall it has a good 1st act, a mediocre and confused second act and a great, and i mean great, final act. If you are a fan of spidey and don't mind a little extra fat and cheese, it's worth the ride. 7/10 for me.
McNyagano - 5/3/2014, 8:10 AM
Bruce

Because trolls gonna troll. He admitted to being a troll, don't hold anything he posts with much credence.

@yonny

True lol;) I just had to use that line, fits in perfectly with the situation happening here xD
charlie2094 - 5/3/2014, 8:10 AM
@BlackNerd

Definitely think Transformers has a shot, could easily be a $1 Billion film for sure.

Should manage the same amount as TASM1 made...still no where close to the originals. Even though I somewhat enjoyed the film, definitely a mess. A lot of the stuff just screamed studio interference, akin to Venom in Spidey 3...hopefully it's only up from here.

BlinkyStark - 5/3/2014, 8:12 AM
Pure cinematic garbage like Man of Steel

opened lower than Cap 2??

WOW SONY give the rights back to MARVEL you imbeciles!!
Super12 - 5/3/2014, 8:12 AM
This movie made me a MUCH bigger Spider-man fan. I'm starting to take back what I said about the reboot (too soon, unnecessary, too dark, etc). I LOVE this Spidey-verse their putting together. Really really fun and well put together movie.
McNyagano - 5/3/2014, 8:13 AM
@Omega

Can't believe what I've just read -___-
0megaDaGod - 5/3/2014, 8:16 AM
@McNy



LOL
Marvel1997 - 5/3/2014, 8:16 AM
Movie was [Frick]ing awesome. Haven't really seen anyone ExplaiN as to what their problem with this movie is.. Haven't really seen any ReaL complaints yet.
Shamo - 5/3/2014, 8:17 AM
Best CBM of the year so far.
Marvel1997 - 5/3/2014, 8:18 AM
Has it been confirmed that the sinister six will show up in TASM 3?
ComicFan523 - 5/3/2014, 8:20 AM
To me this movie was more about Peter Parker than Spider-Man, which is fine. I think they're trying to portray him as something of a tortured soul. His uncle died because he didn't stop the killer from robbing that convenience store and now with what happened in this movie... Seems like his portrayal is pretty accurate with the comics for the most part.
Marvel1997 - 5/3/2014, 8:20 AM
Or are they being introduced in their own film first? I thought I read that somewhere. If they are in ASM3 then I suggest people start getting use to the whole ""too many things going on/too many characters"" thing
Mashpataters - 5/3/2014, 8:22 AM
@Marvel997

the movie had a few flaws, some awkward/cheesy dialogue...and then the people that wanted to hate on the movie before they saw it took that as a confirming answer that it was complete horse-shit for some reason. that's how it always happens. It happened with Man of Steel too.

I agree with you though, I thought it was pretty great and the final act was absolutely spectacular.
Marvel1997 - 5/3/2014, 8:23 AM
@ComicFan523- Yeah, I think he is going to start taking things a little more seriously in the next one
MrCBM56 - 5/3/2014, 8:24 AM
Such a great film. I love it.
DoubleD - 5/3/2014, 8:25 AM
Going this afternoon ! CAN'T WAIT ! It's MARVEL so I know I will love it. I liked TASM with the Lizard. FUN FUN FUN movie. I know I will like this one too.
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