BOX OFFICE: TASM 2 Scores Highest International Opening of 2014

We were a tad disappointed with Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man sequel here at CBM, but it seems a few negative reviews haven't done anything to hinder its BO takings. TASM 2 is off to a great start overseas, grossing an estimated $47M so far in its opening weekend.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 4/20/2014

We know Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier is still raking in the cash, but it may have some competition pretty soon from another superhero sequel. Deadline report that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has taken international markets by storm, grossing an estimated $47M from 14 major territories, including the U.K., Spain, Germany and Belgium. Apparently the top markets for Marc Webb's sequel were the UK/Ireland, where is made $15M. This gives the movie the biggest opening internationally of 2014. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 21 more markets next weekend, including Japan, Russia and South Korea. You can read my 3-star review HERE, and Josh's 2-star review HERE.
Source: Deadline
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arsonjack - 4/20/2014, 10:41 AM
spiderman owns captain america.....and hydra
Luminus - 4/20/2014, 10:43 AM
Sony will NEVER let this property go. NEVER.
SuperiorMrGod - 4/20/2014, 10:48 AM
Man I hope its not as bad as Josh says. Not that I trust his reviews anyway, but I think some of his complaints may be valid and considering hes seen the movie...
SuperiorMrGod - 4/20/2014, 10:49 AM
@Ror

How would you say this ranks with all the other Spidey films? I'd be interested to know.
TheAbaryMan369 - 4/20/2014, 10:49 AM
That's surprising... But then again this is Spidey we're talking about here.
TheAbaryMan369 - 4/20/2014, 10:51 AM
If I were to make a prediction for its total Box Office run, I'd have to go with around 880 Million. That's about 130 Million more than the first movie, which is a fair improvement.
ProfessorX - 4/20/2014, 10:54 AM
The film should reach a billion just on the strength of the marketing. Shame it's the worst Spider-Man film yet, though.
TheRationalNerd - 4/20/2014, 10:54 AM
As we all pretty much predicted "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" would do extremely well within it's box office!! lol

"Transformers: Age of Extinction vs. The Amazing Spider-Man 2" for highest grossing film of summer 2014

"Godzilla vs. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" for best creature feature of Sumer 2014

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier vs X-Men: Days of Future Past" for best seriously toned Superhero flick of 2014

Lastly "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. Guardians of the Galaxy" for best weird Sci-Fi team up flick of summer 2014
MrMartinMarvel - 4/20/2014, 10:58 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing it, not because I'm excited but because I wanna see if it's really as bad as Josh says.
TheRationalNerd - 4/20/2014, 11:00 AM
I already know JJJ is jumping for Joy! lol
ckal - 4/20/2014, 11:00 AM
TASM 2's 2nd weekend is going to drop off so massively hard.
Mrcool210 - 4/20/2014, 11:03 AM
SOO EXCITED TO SEE THIS MOVIE!!! 2 Weeks, come on..
ManofSteel23 - 4/20/2014, 11:05 AM
I don't see the absolute hate for this film, I enjoyed it, I think I would have to see it again to see its flaws, think I was just to excited while watching it lol I dont think green goblin had enough screen time, rhino was kind of just thrown in there for a sinister six reference, and electro wasnt a bad villian, probably wouldnt of given him the spidey stalker thing though
JoshuaGraham - 4/20/2014, 11:05 AM
Unlike Captain America, Spider-Man will be getting some real competition in it's second and third weeks of release in the states with Godzilla and DOFP.
I highly doubt it will be reaching a billion but a 800 million box office run seems more likely, can't wait to see it and Godzilla though.
BruceLeroy - 4/20/2014, 11:06 AM
This will probably be the only billion dollar superhero film this year.
Scarilian - 4/20/2014, 11:06 AM
Sadly its arguable the worst Spider-man film yet... I'd even go as far to say its worst than Spider-man 3.

The reviews its been getting are only 'ok' however considering the previous film got so high - this will likely get $1bn... hope it drops though.

@TheBlackNerd;

"Transformers: Age of Extinction vs. The Amazing Spider-Man 2" for highest grossing film of summer 2014

- Transformers; Age Of Extinction wins with around $1.3-1.5bn (Last film made 1.1bn)

"Godzilla vs. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" for best creature feature of Sumer 2014

- Close battle... I'd say probably Godzilla... though apes will make around $600 easily.

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier vs X-Men: Days of Future Past" for best seriously toned Superhero flick of 2014

- Another close battle... If Captain America; The Winter Soldier reaches $800k+ then it should win. However the combined cast of the original and young X-men will mean that Days Of Future past will gross about $600k+ easily.

Lastly "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. Guardians of the Galaxy" for best weird Sci-Fi team up flick of summer 2014

- Guardians Of The Galaxy riding on the success of Marvel will probably earn around $400k+ However, young kids will be suckered into seeing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as a 'family film' so it will easily win
Mrcool210 - 4/20/2014, 11:07 AM
i wouldn't be surprised if this movie made a billion, it is the sequel to the highest grossing reboot of all time, the last sequel to come from that was the dark knight, and look how much that made, but with godzilla and xmen on the way too, we will just have to wait and see, im hoping for the billion.
Robe - 4/20/2014, 11:08 AM
Sorry folks but you have to realise Comic Book Movie site is for us geeks.
The average cinema goer has never heard of us.
Anyone claiming this is the worst superhero movie or Spider-Man movie ever should be forced to watch 1980 turkey Pumaman 12 times within a week as punishment for talking rubbish.
Dickel - 4/20/2014, 11:08 AM
I just can't bring myself to care about this movie. I'll be waiting until it comes out on dvd myself, like I did with the previous one.
charlie2094 - 4/20/2014, 11:09 AM
Looking forward to seeing it, none of the reviews have been great though, average is 6.2/10...

No surprise it doing so well! It is Spider-Man, will absolutely do well, should finish at least $800 million, probably higher - depends on word of mouth
Robe - 4/20/2014, 11:10 AM
It is getting mostly good reviews from the paying public and at the end of the day they are the only people who matter.
starkresilient - 4/20/2014, 11:10 AM
it's on par with tasm so not that good
Spideyshawn - 4/20/2014, 11:10 AM
Spider-man has no competition 2nd week
HavocPrime - 4/20/2014, 11:10 AM
This film made me think about Raimis third film. Then I wondered why I thought that this one was worse than that...
ArmGunar - 4/20/2014, 11:12 AM
YEEEESSSSSS !!!!!!!

At least 800M Worldwide I hope !
MrCBM56 - 4/20/2014, 11:12 AM
Lol. I've seen a lot of 3-5 star reviews on here...
JoJo1982 - 4/20/2014, 11:12 AM
I guess a few fans are mad

But the General audience loved the movie
DestroyerofHaters - 4/20/2014, 11:13 AM
Do it Spidey!
venom0706 - 4/20/2014, 11:14 AM
I don't care about the negativity regarding this film. I really liked it and will happily watch it for a 3rd time to contribute to its box office. Sure, it may not be the best superhero movie ever, but I think people are too harsh these days. My opinion though.
TheRationalNerd - 4/20/2014, 11:15 AM
@Scarilian

Wow, very awesome points you made there! I totally agree with most of your reasons as well as you were very detailed within them which is what I always look for in response of the users on here.

I'm going with...

-Transformers for highest grossing this summer.
-Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for Best Creature Feature
-Days of Future Past for best seriously toned CBM this year/summer
-Ninja Turtles for best weird sci-fi team up.

However, I'm totally excited for EVERY film coming out this year! lol Guilty pleasure at it's finest! lol
maninfinesuit - 4/20/2014, 11:16 AM
Hoping it's better than the people on this site let on.

McNyagano - 4/20/2014, 11:16 AM
Ror My review gets no love? Oh Ok :(

MARVELPSYCHO79 - 4/20/2014, 11:16 AM
I'm intrigued to see if this movie really is bad.I think I will go see this after all and if it's bad,I'm done with Sony.
Luis75 - 4/20/2014, 11:16 AM
Can not wait to see it next week in South Africa, I just hope it's as good as or better than Captain America TWS.
FilmsFan - 4/20/2014, 11:17 AM
The fact that The Dark Knight made 1 BILLION$ after BatmanBegins 374 Million, shows you how well BOTH films were received by fans & critics!
All the SPIDEY movies make around 800 million!
They don't improve on previous films that much just Sony is happy with a mediocre film!
The fact that they'll try to beat Marvel in that "kids friendly film filled with jokes & gags rather than just making a Fun & Entertaining film" shows they're not looking for a good film but to settle on a formula that's successful!
Hence last film tried to copy Nolan's work!
This one is following Marvel! Although doing worse than both!

IronMan 1 was FUN & ENTERTAINING!
While, IronMan 3 was filled with jokes & gags!

TDK was Dark & ENTERTAINING!
& Spidey 2 is kinda Funny & Gags-filled with dark moments & not entertaining, cuz just as you're watching a scene; you already know how it ends; if NOT by adds then by absolutely brainless screenplay!
ArmGunar - 4/20/2014, 11:18 AM
The Amazing Spiderman 2 is very good, not as good as Captain TWS but it's a great CBM !
ScorpioRisin - 4/20/2014, 11:19 AM
Don't get the hate.
AxeEffect - 4/20/2014, 11:19 AM
yeah well, not all people here in CBM hated that movie, I really really like it, so yeah...
JoJo1982 - 4/20/2014, 11:19 AM
@MP79

I told you" u will change your mind and go see this movie

Lol
yingyangpalms - 4/20/2014, 11:20 AM
Not only was it easy to predict this film would be very bad, foreign success was also expected. Amazing Spider-Man 2 will do well in countries like Germany that think David Hasslehoff is Jim Morrison and it will do well in countries that love Transformers, Godzilla and the Power Rangers.
In other words: Countries that love shit will love Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Just as Transformers 4 will do well in those countries where the demand for shit is high.
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