BOX OFFICE: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Swings In With Disappointing $91.7M Total

A three day total of $91.7 million is by no means a bad start for any movie, but one featuring Marvel's most recognisable superhero? The Amazing Spider-Man 2 isn't exceeding expectations, and while it will make those numbers up overseas, it won't top the first instalment's cume by much!

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By Josh Wilding - 5/5/2014


The box office success of the Spider-Man movies have been on the decline in North America for quite some time now, so it perhaps shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that this latest instalment hasn't had an opening anywhere near as big as expected. Sony were projecting a total worldwide haul of $1 billion, and based on the way they marketed it and the positive reception to The Amazing Spider-Man, that number shouldn't have been out of the question.

However, it is, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be lucky to top its predecessor (and if it does, $50 million more at most is what it's looking at). While it will never be a flop, a huge budget and $200+ million on marketing make this a disappointment in the eyes of Sony in the long run. What impact this and the tepid critical response will have on The Amazing Spider-Man 3 remains to be see. The fact that it couldn't beat another recent Marvel sequel - Captain America: The Winter Soldier - is embarrassing, especially as that features a far less recognisable character and the first movie in that franchise earned around half of The Amazing Spider-Man's worldwide cume.


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sKeemAn - 5/5/2014, 1:13 PM
First
Doopie - 5/5/2014, 1:19 PM
soooooo....reboot?
DrDoom - 5/5/2014, 1:21 PM
Captain America just whacked Fake Spidey to the curb.
MrNiklander - 5/5/2014, 1:21 PM
Well it seems that Spider-Man lost his touch well I will see the movie in two days to see what the fuzz is all about
RextheKing - 5/5/2014, 1:23 PM
So from a non Sony and non marvelite was the film good, great, okay, bad, or terrible?
sKeemAn - 5/5/2014, 1:24 PM
Reboot fatigue is right on the money.
StarYeezus - 5/5/2014, 1:24 PM
SageMode - 5/5/2014, 1:25 PM
Looks like that Word of Mouth is taking effect......
sKeemAn - 5/5/2014, 1:25 PM
@yoss

Thats the excercise me and the misses perform everynight. She's a heavyweight, making my legs look superb. lol
Doopie - 5/5/2014, 1:25 PM
i would say it's perfectly average. good bits and bad bits. not as good as Iron Man, not as bad as Green Lantern. parts to enjoy, patrts to roll your eyes to. average
charlie2094 - 5/5/2014, 1:26 PM
Solid numbers, but definitely disappointing for Spider-Man, progressively getting weaker at the domestic box office...definitely a bit of fatigue for Spidey domestically at least, should make up for it at everywhere else. Should manage to hit TASM1's total

Enjoyed the film, loads of problems though...hopefully the mixed response and disappointing B.O makes them pick it up for TASM3. Put loads into this film, clearly expecting a huge return, which isn't likely

Moohika - 5/5/2014, 1:28 PM
@RextheKing
I liked it, it wasn't great but no where near as bad as some people make it out to be. I didn't really like the first one but surprisingly, I really enjoyed this one.
McNyagano - 5/5/2014, 1:28 PM
Dissapointing but...

CaptainObvious - 5/5/2014, 1:28 PM
This is what happens when you reboot a franchise that was never broken to begin with.
MexicanChinman - 5/5/2014, 1:29 PM
Didn't Spiderman 2 opened with 80 something million?
Lozzy - 5/5/2014, 1:29 PM
Audiences are getting tired of Spider-man I guess.
TheAbaryMan369 - 5/5/2014, 1:29 PM
Doesn't deserve much more. Great visually, but otherwise an utter trainwreck.
Trickwil - 5/5/2014, 1:29 PM
Captain America was first for a long time for 2 reasons, timing and people saw it and told friends and people saw it twice. That's not likely to happen with TASM 2...it's probably going to be the opposite.
McGee - 5/5/2014, 1:30 PM
DefcoN - 5/5/2014, 1:31 PM
I'm watching it this Friday, but man, honestly after all the bashing and praise it got from both sides, I don't know what to expect.
MightOfMagneto - 5/5/2014, 1:31 PM
This movie su......

Nah.. I enjoyed watching it... This is an Avengers-type of movie...

generic but fun!
charlie2094 - 5/5/2014, 1:32 PM
@Mexican

Spider-Man 2 opened on a Wednesday, so made a lot before it's weekend, so not a fair comparison, same with TASM1 opening on a tuesday, made a lot before it hit the weekend
cwarrior - 5/5/2014, 1:32 PM
wow just wow this makes me sad for Spidey

frick hydra
Captain's orders
McGee - 5/5/2014, 1:32 PM
SuperCat - 5/5/2014, 1:32 PM
Doo-Doo on film.
UltimateHunt - 5/5/2014, 1:33 PM
Weirdest film ever. I do recommend to watch it but if Spidey is ur fav SuperHero. The movie will be good but you know its not that great. All sony's fault and there and there Marc Webb's plot holes.
Weirdest film ever- I could talk how good it is, how mediocre it is? And how piss I am at mothe[frick]ing sony
MightOfMagneto - 5/5/2014, 1:33 PM
WorldWide BoxOffice money sits at

$368,608,337

:D

McNyagano - 5/5/2014, 1:33 PM
Lmao @cwarrior
Chrome - 5/5/2014, 1:34 PM
Why does the article have to mention TWS? This is crap reporting.. shows your bias.

Lets see.. the article says that Spidey 2 will make a profit, it won't be a flop.. then later it calls the movie a failure..WTF.. if it doesn't flop then techincally its not a failure!

It if doesn't flop it will get a sequel where they can make improvements.

CaptainAmerica31 - 5/5/2014, 1:34 PM
It's not batman and robin bad and it's not spiderman 3 bad. It's iron man 2 bad. This should wake up the guys at Sony. I think they need scrap off Sinister six and venom. Only do 3 TASM movies and then wait 10-15 years to reboot. I'm assuming the production time was extended and the rights are actually going to stay in Sonys hand for a really long time after the deal they worked out with Disney. So don't hope for a revert any time soon.
Kreedom4All - 5/5/2014, 1:34 PM
ASM2 was amazing! Everybody should give it a try and block out all the bitchin
UltimateHunt - 5/5/2014, 1:34 PM
Wait!??
Sony expected a billion, if it doesnt, does that mean we will get spiderman vs batman (all for the billion?)
Omarvls - 5/5/2014, 1:35 PM
I think the ONLY CBM that will make 1 Billion + going forward are

Age of Ultron
Batman v. Superman
Justice League
Avengers Infinity War (if that is what it's going to be called)

McGee - 5/5/2014, 1:35 PM
I just hope the next one isn't an origin story.

Also....get the right Peter Parker this time.

RextheKing - 5/5/2014, 1:35 PM
@ Doopie and Moohika thanks!
TotesMagotes12 - 5/5/2014, 1:35 PM
Left out the part where it's breaking records overseas...
GUNSMITH - 5/5/2014, 1:35 PM
THIS ONE LOOKED BETTER FX COSTUMING ECT..I WOULDA LIKED TO SEE THE MORE TRADITIONAL LOOKING GOBLIN

...THEY KEEP GOING TECHY..



YOU'D THINK WITH ALL THE DAMN HYBRID EXPERIMENTATION THEY'D COMBINE CRAP AND ACTUALLY GET TO USE THE SCRAPPED GOBLIN FROM THE RAIMI SPIDERMAN MOVIE...

giannis - 5/5/2014, 1:35 PM
@RextheKing It was terrible.
Chewtoy - 5/5/2014, 1:35 PM
The problem with comparing it to other Spidey films is that other ones didn't all open on Fridays. Spider-man 2 opened on a Wednesday and had already banked $64m before the weekend began. The first Amazing Spider-man opened on a Tueday (with monday previews) and banked $75m before the weekend began. So yes, $91m is more than either of those films made on their opening weekends, but they had already burned off a lot of "must-see" tickets before the weekend rolled around.

I have to wonder what this does for those "Spider-man movie every year" plans, as well as things like the "Sinister Six" film. These are too expensive to keep investing that kind of money into a property that only breaks even with the character in the title, let alone on something as risky as 6 villains headlining a flick. They'd be better off to let anticipation for a film grow, than to keep churning them out and kill off the golden goose.
UltimateHunt - 5/5/2014, 1:36 PM
@Captainamerica
Its mos bad/good/eh/great film.
Im saying. Weirdest film
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