BOX OFFICE: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Set To Drop To #2 After Only One Week At #1

BOX OFFICE: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Set To Drop To #2 After Only One Week At #1

Mixed reviews and a so-so B+ CinemaScore have seemingly made a big dent in the box office success of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 domestically, with Seth Rogen/Zac Efron comedy Neighbors set to cause a major upset this coming weekend by stealing the top spot from Sony's sequel...

As if it wasn't already embarrassing enough that Sony's biggest (and only) superhero franchise couldn't beat Captain America: The Winter Soldier's weekend opening, weak word of mouth looks set to knock The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from the top spot after just a single week. It was obvious that it likely wouldn't beat Godzilla two weeks after opening, but to drop so quickly - and to a comedy - is not exactly a good sign! With a projected $35 - $40 million debut likely for Neighbors, a 60+% drop means that the Marc Webb helmed sequel looks set to fall short and finish next weekend at #2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 brought in only $5.1 million at the box office yesterday, the lowest first Monday haul in the entire franchise's five picture history. There IS still a chance it will finish at #1, so we're going to have to wait and see, but don't count on it. Internationally, the movie continues to perform well (its spent three weeks at the top of the UK box office for example), but this and the tepid reviews could lead to Sony re-evaluating their Spider-Man plans... 
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Josh Wilding
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Filed Under "Spider-Man" 5/6/2014 Source: The Wrap
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JoshWilding - 5/6/2014, 5:31 PM
Ha-[frick]ing-ha. :)
soforizo - 5/6/2014, 5:42 PM

...BAIT article.

You're the best Josh!

staypuffed - 5/6/2014, 5:42 PM
"Ha-[frick]ing-ha. :)"

Okay, Josh, we get it, you hate this movie, just like a bunch of other people on this site.
MrBlackJack - 5/6/2014, 5:44 PM
This article is so flammable Josh has even got the fire extinguisher on fire!
JamesMan - 5/6/2014, 5:45 PM
YeezusWept - 5/6/2014, 5:46 PM
staypuffed - 5/6/2014, 5:46 PM
Josh, why don't you go back to bashing Pacific Rim? At least I can kinda get behind that...
I mean, the only good thing about that movie was the action. The rest: really bad.
KarolosPrime - 5/6/2014, 5:47 PM
Loved the film
McNyagano - 5/6/2014, 5:48 PM

ATrueHero1987 - 5/6/2014, 5:48 PM
Damn high school you was the man Spidey!*50 Cent voice*

Seriously, I do hope Sony re-evaluate their future plans for Spider-Man.

LewisD - 5/6/2014, 5:50 PM
I doubt the average movie-going public gives a damn about CinemaScore.
soforizo - 5/6/2014, 5:50 PM
Cool one McNyagano!
MrBlackJack - 5/6/2014, 5:50 PM
I still need to see this [frick]er...
SilverFalcon - 5/6/2014, 5:50 PM
You can always count on Josh to desperately want to prove himself I right. I respect his opinion and all, but it gets pretty annoying after a while.
KallarkKent - 5/6/2014, 5:51 PM
Shame if it loses the number 1 spot on the second week, but not surpriced
JamesMan - 5/6/2014, 5:51 PM
There is not greater irony than calling DC groupies fans of any Marvel movies. That's like right up there when Fahrenheit 451 was banned.
McNyagano - 5/6/2014, 5:52 PM

Had to be done;) It's gonna get messy in here lol
M3T4LL0 - 5/6/2014, 5:52 PM
I thought it was a great film. I really don't see what the big gripe is on here honestly. I think it's the best spider-man film since SM2. This movie was a lot of fun. [frick] the reviews.... go see it for yourself. Why trust someone elses judgement?
mbembet - 5/6/2014, 5:53 PM
spidey is always overrated marvel hero glad tas 2 got trashed by fans and critics just like man of shit
MrBlackJack - 5/6/2014, 5:53 PM
I'll probably see it this weekend.
Enphlieuwince - 5/6/2014, 5:54 PM
Let the whining commence.

Josh, you're a beast! Love it or hate it, it always stirs up contraver-sations.

DrDoom - 5/6/2014, 5:54 PM
Movie is shit.

Deal with it.
staypuffed - 5/6/2014, 5:55 PM
Watch it with an open mind. You may enjoy, you may not.
And I liked LEVI most of the time. This "Bender" is just trying too hard to be funny.
JamesMan - 5/6/2014, 5:55 PM
Got to love flambait!

staypuffed - 5/6/2014, 5:56 PM
"I doubt the average movie-going public gives a damn about CinemaScore."

You're damn right they don't. And since when is a B+ "so-so"? I consider that pretty solid! That's Mr. Josh Wilding for you.
marvel72 - 5/6/2014, 5:56 PM
we'll have to wait & see how much money it has made by the end of its run,then sony can re-evaluating their Spider-Man plans.
MrBlackJack - 5/6/2014, 5:56 PM
Levi may have been annoying, but he wasn't a doltish imbecile like that wanna be.
JamesMan - 5/6/2014, 5:57 PM

AlexanderLykins - 5/6/2014, 5:57 PM
Guardians of the Galaxy is going to be awesome!
SuperCat - 5/6/2014, 5:57 PM
Good riddance!

ManDeth - 5/6/2014, 5:58 PM

JamesMan - 5/6/2014, 5:59 PM
We all know that the Spider-Man franchise has seen diminishing returns from the US since Spider-Man 1 right? Just an interesting point.
MrBlackJack - 5/6/2014, 5:59 PM
@staypuffed I always try to check any and all expectations at the door.
SuperiorMrGod - 5/6/2014, 5:59 PM
"Levi may have been annoying, but he wasn't a doltish imbecile like that wanna be."
patrat18 - 5/6/2014, 6:00 PM
Good get rid of that garbage.
TheAbomination - 5/6/2014, 6:00 PM
Spidey was always in trouble, given the fact that it was sandwiched between Cap and X-Men. I almost feel bad for this shit movie.
MrBlackJack - 5/6/2014, 6:00 PM
ALegendaryPanda - 5/6/2014, 6:00 PM
And this is why I have no respect for Josh. He's basically a glorified Intruder
MarkV - 5/6/2014, 6:00 PM
dis gonna be good

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