BOX OFFICE: TASM 2 Breaks Opening Day Records In Hong Kong

BOX OFFICE: TASM 2 Breaks Opening Day Records In Hong Kong

They sure do love Spidey in Hong Kong! Beating previous opening day record holder Spider-Man 3, Marc Webb's TASM sequel took in a whopping $1.23 million on May 1, the biggest first-day gross of all time in the territory.

The movie may have received a lukewarm reception from critics (it currently sits "rotten" with 56% on RT), but that hasn't stopped the public coming out in droves to support Sony's sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man. The latest report from THR reveals that the film has set a new opening day record in Hong Kong when it opened there yesterday, May 1st. The follow up to Marc Webb's Spidey reboot took HK$9.56 million ($1.23 million) -- the largest ever opening gross in the territory. This beats Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3, which was the previous record holder, grossing HK$7.56 million on its opening day in 2007. Already sitting on $150 million overseas after two weeks of release, and with a predicted $95 million haul when it opens in North America this weekend, there seems to be no slowing down the webhead's second (well, 5th!) big-screen outing.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in mainland China on May 4th.
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Filed Under "Spider-Man" 5/2/2014 Source: THR
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Mrcool210 - 5/2/2014, 3:31 AM
"The sequel to the web crawler reboot took HK$9.56 million ($1.23 million) on its first day, the largest ever opening gross in the territory,"
YEAH, way to go spidey, take in dat cheddar cash money, can't wait to see it tonight.
ArmGunar - 5/2/2014, 3:32 AM
That's cool !!

TASM2 is a great film, I hope it will break 800M at least !
charlie2094 - 5/2/2014, 3:52 AM
Cool stuff! Saw the film the other day, really enjoyed it! Plethora of problems, but given everything they've set up, hopefully future films will only be better
Scarilian - 5/2/2014, 3:56 AM
It'll earn between $750,000,000 and $900,000,000. Regardless of whether it deserves it or not the series has consistently hit between that range. TASM2 will do the same.
starkresilient - 5/2/2014, 4:02 AM
I don't see this movie having good legs at box office
StrangerX - 5/2/2014, 4:03 AM
Saw this last night. The story is def worth the watch itself
Humperdink - 5/2/2014, 4:04 AM
It's going to make a LOT of money but it's one of the worst CBM's this year for me. The cool stuff was really just Spidey in action but the story was super-rushed, the villain development was lacking and the motivations were just stupid.

I think their desire to cram in villains for future usage, especially the extremely disappointing Rhino, made the film feel forced and sometimes confusing.

They should have focused on Electro and build up Osborn to become the Goblin in another film because here it really just made no sense.

It's a shame, too. Definitely not nearly as good as Cap2.
SuperCat - 5/2/2014, 4:06 AM
Seeing it after work :)

Lancer1 - 5/2/2014, 4:07 AM
it was cool movie .better than the first one....and it had everything balanced drama , intensity , humor and amazing action .....very well done, I will give it a solid 8/10
Titanace - 5/2/2014, 4:07 AM
I want to see....
SuperCat - 5/2/2014, 4:07 AM
Luminus - 5/2/2014, 4:08 AM
56% on rottentomatoes. How do you screw up a Spider-Man movie 3 times in a row? I was going to see it, today, but now I have to wait till Sunday (long story).
Lancer1 - 5/2/2014, 4:09 AM
of course cap 2 was superior in every way .....but spidey would've been excellent if not the so rushed story ....especially the rhino and the green goblin .....
Humperdink - 5/2/2014, 4:11 AM
Luminus...I wouldn't rush to see it.

I actually think they should take the Rhino out of promotional material.
He's really just a set up for another film.

It doesn't even make sense that he BECAME the Rhino in the first place.
It's literally like 'hey let's make that thug guy the Rhino'.

Luminus - 5/2/2014, 4:13 AM
The Rhino's just a C-level villain, so it doesn't really matter. Like Shocker, Boomerang, Paste Pot Pete, Frogman... well, Frogman is D-level maybe even lower. lol.
DoubleD - 5/2/2014, 4:13 AM
Everyone I know that has seen TASM 2 loved it. Going to see this afternoon.

I find that CBM fans are just to picky now a days. If its just not like the original they all pee their pants.
DoubleD - 5/2/2014, 4:13 AM
Humperdink - 5/2/2014, 4:19 AM

It matters to me when they cram in so many villains at the detriment to the story itself.

Rhino is just one part of the very unfocused narrative of AS2.

I also don't mind a C-level villain when used properly in a film. The Rhino could have actually been awesome and the armor could have worked regardless of his villain status.

Even still...don't expect much from the A-level villains, they are also severely neglected. It's not just confined to The Rhino.

The acting and direction was good though and the special effects were fantastic but the story was not good.
Platinum - 5/2/2014, 4:20 AM
Just saw this a few hours ago. Seriously [frick] this movie! I really hope this shit loses money and fails. Pure garbage.
Brainiac13 - 5/2/2014, 4:21 AM

You're funny.


Hope you enjoy it. My kids loved it. Me.....its a good movie.....not great.
SaxoWolf - 5/2/2014, 4:22 AM
Good entertaining movie, awesome action scenes. bring on Spidey 3
theowl - 5/2/2014, 4:25 AM
The Amazing Spider-man 2.... was better than Spider-man2!

There I said it. I'm going to see it again tonight, and maybe I'll change my mind... but for now - It's better.
TheRationalNerd - 5/2/2014, 4:27 AM
[FRICK] ROTTEN TOMATOES!!!!!!!! Why can't people understand that? lol It was a good film (at least to me it was) 8/10 I think too many people are still clung onto The Winter Soldier they "think" they can't have fun with any other marvel related character. lol Go see the film and stop being so uptight. You're gonna place all your faith into a Reviewers Website when most of the people on there have different opinions about films regardless?? Come on now, let's be real. Smh, y'all missing out!
GAC - 5/2/2014, 4:28 AM
The Hong konganese LOVE spidey!
Luminus - 5/2/2014, 4:28 AM
@Humperdink: Well, I won't know for sure until Sunday. So disappointing to hear, though.
CaptainAmerica31 - 5/2/2014, 4:29 AM
Really not excited for the film anymore but Spidey is my favorite hero so of course I'll watch it. This movie will make tons of cash
TheRationalNerd - 5/2/2014, 4:30 AM

All he other comic book related films haven't even released yet. lol And I personally just can't agree with you on IM3. Most money earned??? Yes!! Best quality film? Nahhhh....
Luminus - 5/2/2014, 4:31 AM
@TheBlackNerd: If someone who consistently has the same or similar views as I do about movies says this movie is crap, then yes, I take their review seriously. That's called logic. It doesn't mean I'll agree. It's just a "weather service," for lack of a better term.
Brainiac13 - 5/2/2014, 4:32 AM
I don't think it deserves the 56% on RT.

charlie2094 - 5/2/2014, 4:32 AM

There's almost zero chance this film fails, already made over $150 at the foriegn, guaranteed at least $700, most likely much more.

Disappointing film with huge problems (crams in way too much, Harry/Peter barely feel like friends, jumping all over the place from plot line to another, uneven tone) but still hugely enjoyable. Probably a 7/10 from me
SpiderFraud - 5/2/2014, 4:33 AM
Seeing it tonight, can't wait. Hope I enjoy it!
theowl - 5/2/2014, 4:33 AM
@DoubleD - I think it is very common these days that fans walk into a cinema and has already decided to hate the movie.

I am not saying that it's everyone.. because it is certainly not.
But, yea
Brainiac13 - 5/2/2014, 4:35 AM


jj2112 - 5/2/2014, 4:37 AM
I'm sorry but I'm not seeing any other Marvel movie which is not MCU ever again. All those characters should go home where they belong.
marvel72 - 5/2/2014, 4:37 AM
good movie with flaws,its split fans & critics down the middle,could say its this years man of steel.

it will be the highest grossing comic book movie this year,captain america the winter soldier is still in line for being the best.
rebellion - 5/2/2014, 4:37 AM
when people say it was well balanced.. LMAO!!! personally, i think it sucked. on par with spider-man 3. raimi's first two ftw. i also found a new appreciation for tasm.
loki668 - 5/2/2014, 4:38 AM
I'm more interested in what Spiderman fans have to say about the film. The RT score is something that I'll take notice of and then disregard (especially if I really want to see the film). Luminus called RT a "weather service" for cbms, that's about as good an explanation for it as anything else. How you respond to that "service" depends on where you stand between two points of philosophy:

"A brave man likes the feeling of nature on his face."


"A wise man knows when to come in out of the rain."
TheRationalNerd - 5/2/2014, 4:38 AM

Hey, if that's the case I see no problem at all. (Honestly) No one thinks "exactly" the same when it comes to movie experiences. I'm sure that there will be at least one thing you will disagree with based on that reviewers review after you've seen the film. But again, I can understand if you and a reviewer have similar perceptions when it comes to your film experiences.
Brainiac13 - 5/2/2014, 4:38 AM
Agree with marvel72!
Arrow96 - 5/2/2014, 4:40 AM
Now more people on this site will start hating TASM 2 because of the bad RT score, and they'll give a logical explanation (a review from a real critic) why that is so. Mark my freakin words, haters are coming.
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