With film being released in China this week, the Marc Webb-directed superhero reboot The Amazing Spider-Man has passed the $700 million mark at the global box office...

A lot can be said about The Amazing Spider-Man. Whether you like it or hate it, it is now the highest-grossing reboot ever (followed by Casino Royale, Batman Begins and Star Trek). The film now stands at $704.8 million globally, and with a release in China this week (where it made $5.46 million opening day), it should pass $760 million when it's all said and done.

The Amazing Spider-Man definitely surprised with its theatrical run. While it won't match any of the previous films, many thought that the film wouldn't get as high as this at the worldwide box office. $700M+ is a great number for any film, especially for a reboot. As of right now, it made $258.3 million domestically, and $446.5 internationally. The sequel is set for May 2, 2014 release.

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SageMode - 8/28/2012, 2:26 PM
Go Spidey!
boulton666 - 8/28/2012, 2:26 PM
Why are so many people paying for this?
IIIAdamantiumIII - 8/28/2012, 2:28 PM
its a good movie , HATERS GONNA HATE. grif is a shit user derp derp derp derp , GIVE WOLVERINE THE COWL!!!!!! DERP DERP DERP
ATrueHero1987 - 8/28/2012, 2:29 PM
This is good, now let's hope Sony learned it lesson from the mistakes made in this one...
Visualiza - 8/28/2012, 2:29 PM
^Good question. It's a sub-par film, but often times those are exactly the types that make money. Hopefully the next one is solid.
RorMachine - 8/28/2012, 2:31 PM
Good movie. That's it. I'm glad it's doing so well though because the cast deserve it, and hopefully we will get a MUCH better sequel.
Mrcool210 - 8/28/2012, 2:31 PM

Boulton666 cause its a good movie,

and awesome, i can't wait for the sequel
GoILL - 8/28/2012, 2:32 PM
Even though I didn't love the film i'm glad to see it do well.
iJackSparrow - 8/28/2012, 2:33 PM
The best Spider-Man film out there and the best origin movie among CBMs, topping Batman Begins and Iron Man, this year gave me two of my favorite CBMs ever at once.

Go Avengers, go Spidey and let's reboot the Batman!
Jollem - 8/28/2012, 2:33 PM
tasm is a great movie. my favorite of the "big three"

the sucess of raimi's spider-films got marvel enough money to create their own studio so they can have more money and makes movies that people just love and are faithful to
Bodwulf - 8/28/2012, 2:37 PM
Wow! That is double the take of Rain Man's take Worldwide of $354,825,435. Autistic heroes are good and show people that just because you are different does not mean you do not have value. Mutant characters do the same thing but are hard to relate to.That, and most people hate a damn dirty mutant.

Jollem - 8/28/2012, 2:40 PM
@yossarian -

1 - dropped plot lines

you mean "it suckxs" if the movie gets cut? happens to a lot of movies. even da abengers :)

2 - antidote machine

yeah, it's a machine that does a few things. what's your big problem with that? howzabout a portal opening machine that allows technology-controlled aliens to teleport to earth? or a glow stick that stops the machine if you touch it with the stick? you ever read a comic more than once or twice? "antidote machine"? really? that's a problem?

3 - super secret science mortar

it's not a mortar. this is also the same thing as you just said. but, you do have a penchant for repeating yourself over and over again when you poop on stuff.

4 - chain swinging montage

peter swinging on the chains was one part of the power/ability exploration "montage"

5 - shitty music

you didn't like the music? that's too bad. i did.

6 - nonstop crying

lol. i like the exaggeration. i'm sure if your father-figure were to get shot almost in front of you when you were 17 you would be not unlike a burt reynolds-style manly man

7 - a high school intern with full access to everything at a super secure science building

you don't know if gwen just had some keys or whatnot. where did hawkeye and loki get the super-secret eyeball devices from? ya know? is it really a problem?

8 - the worst stinger in history

which is what?

your nit-pickery is still pretty weak. you are getting better, tho :)
Nastysnow - 8/28/2012, 2:41 PM
i loved it it was by far my fave movie of the summer. so let the haters hate.
StormLoganSummers - 8/28/2012, 2:43 PM
Yay! I haven't seen it, but when do I get any of that 700M?
iJackSparrow - 8/28/2012, 2:45 PM

Box Office Report: 'Amazing Spider-Man' Beats 'Dark Knight Rises' in China

Marc Webb's reboot grosses $5.5 million, compared to $4.5 million for Christopher Nolan's final Batman pic.

In a superhero showdown, The Amazing Spider-Man beat The Dark Knight Rises as both films opened in China Monday.

From Sony, director Marc Webb's Amazing-Spider Man opened to a stellar $5.5 million. The origins pic has now grossed north of $700 million worldwide, successfully relaunching the marquee franchise.

Christopher Nolan's final Batman pic, from Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment, grossed $4.5 million for a foreign cume of $528.7 million and worldwide total of $951.7.
IMAX theaters in China enjoyed a majority of the business for Dark Knight Rises, or $3.2 million.

Hollywood studios have little control when it comes to release dates in China, which are decided by the government.


The original version of this story incorrectly reported that The Dark Knight Rises beat Amazing Spider-Man.

Emanuel14 - 8/28/2012, 2:46 PM
1 billion? maybe...
Luminescent - 8/28/2012, 2:48 PM
This Spider-man film disappointed me. When I went to see it I couldn't wait for it to end. It was boring in my opinion. But good on it. I hope the squeal is better.
iJackSparrow - 8/28/2012, 2:50 PM

I'm hardly alone on thinking this way. Newsarama, Roger Ebert, Christy Lemire and a hell lot of top critic reviewers think the same as I do. And I don't think you understand, me saying that The Amazing Spider-Man topped Batman Begins and Iron Man doesn't mean that they are less brilliant, great movies. Here's how I rank them on my all time CBMs list:

1. The Avengers
2. The Amazing Spider-Man
3. Batman Begins
4. Iron Man
5. Spider-Man 2
CaptainAmerica31 - 8/28/2012, 2:54 PM
I would Defiently put TASM in IM and BB category becasue all the films give a solid reason as to why the heroes become heroes and flesh out the stories well. Plus the leads in all the films weave some of the best performances in CBMs to date.
Bodwulf - 8/28/2012, 2:54 PM
@yossarian How did they make Randy Orton look so young in that clip?
AztecRainGod - 8/28/2012, 3:01 PM
[frick] all the TASM haters !
iJackSparrow - 8/28/2012, 3:01 PM

That's not what she wrote. And she isn't an Associated Press reviewer for nothing. Could you be any more mysoginist with that "woman" remark? Not cool, dude.
LoudLon - 8/28/2012, 3:01 PM
Pretty good year for CBMs. All the ones released this summer made at least half a billion bucks apiece.

Sounds like a win for CBM fans to me.
ATrueHero1987 - 8/28/2012, 3:02 PM
I wouldn't put this in league with IM & BB as far as origin movie. No way.
tonytony - 8/28/2012, 3:02 PM
good reboot. I think he is a better peter parker. hopefully the sequel is better.
iJackSparrow - 8/28/2012, 3:03 PM
I endorse LoudLon's statement.
CaptainAmerica31 - 8/28/2012, 3:04 PM
@Yoss mortars arch back on to the ground, that didn't arch nor did it hit the ground. It exploded in mid air mortars don't explode in mid air. Dropped plot lines are things that you never hear from again, Ratha was a dropped plot line, that's it. The parents were brought up several times becasue Peter encountered Connors becasue he was looking through his fathers brief case and if I'm not mistaken Connors was working on the regeneration antidote with Dr. Parker correct? The killer, well let's see, at first all Peter was doing was looking for his uncle bens killer and after he saved the kid on the bridge he learned he had to stop the lizard from hurting people, thus leading him on this journey to stop Connors and staceys death leads him to learn the value of responsiblity of his actions and what he should use hi powers for. So I would say the only dropped plot line is Ratha, other than that this plot lines were transformed or fed into the main story line.
Jollem - 8/28/2012, 3:06 PM
yes, the movie was cut. this happens a lot. what was ackward about not having whatever in the movie?

sheer plot convenience? are you talking about the entirety of the avengers :) that didn't bother you?

i do not think i will trust you. it is not a mortar

i really don't see your huge problem with peter swinging from chains

i did like the musics

i like the exaggeration again. peter did not cry the whole movie

why does it matter if someone is a high school intern? gwen works in the building. she knows about the buliding. maybe has access to stuff?

like, a stinger from a bee?

your campaign against this movie for over a year is admirable tho :)

iJackSparrow - 8/28/2012, 3:14 PM
Regarding Dr. Ratha and alternate takes from The Amazing Spider-Man:

Once Batman Begins was over, there were a lot of inmates that never got caught, and that subplot was literally dropped from the sequels. With that said, I don't call that a plot hole, but a subplot that went unresolved in the trilogy.

What some of you call as "plot holes" in The Amazing Spider-Man, I call it as mystery. Understand this, Peter was never able to find out the "truth" about him in this film. The two scenes that were cut probably would make it too obvious for the sequel, but hints about why Peter Parker didn't die when that spider bite him are still there for those paying attention. Or haven't you seen the scene where Dr. Connors explains to Peter that no other single specimen had survived the cross-species process? If Webb and Sony would want us to think that it's resolved within this movie, that the origin won't be touched in the sequels, they could easily have cutted that scene as well.

These scenes would probably just hint what was the truth, but Lizard would be able to take down Dr. Ratha before he was able to tell anything. The biggest clue is in the mid-credits of the film, when who I believe it's Max Dillon, asks Dr. Curt Connors if did he tell the boy about his father. See, I love Nolan, but his approach relies heavily in exposition. Not all the directors pick that route, and if you watch TASM, you'll see that more than once nuance it's used to indicate things more than the movie explaining itself to the audience: the way May is watching the news, almost looking like she is figuring out that that boy in a spider-costume is her kid; the Wanted picture hanging in Peter's bedroom while Peter is finally able to listen the message that his Uncle left on his cellphone; the speech about responsibility and so on.

I'd argue that The Amazing Spider-Man has a very nuanced approach of storytelling and character development than Batman Begins and even the previous Spider-Man's trilogy. It doesn't give you all the answers, and even when it does or hints them, it forces you to think about them. It was never supposed to answer everything right in the first film, these sequences that some people claim that would "resolve" the "plot holes" would probably just be yet another hints that there's a reason why Peter was the only one able to survive the "cross-species" process. I believe that eventually we'll end up seeing the deleted scenes, but you need to understand that the mystery would never left the film. It's already there, and I believe it was never to go away in the first film to begin with. And there isn't a more right or wrong way to approach storytelling when it comes to films, it's not either exposition resolving all the subplots or nothing. I love that there is a mystery and an ongoing theme going through these films, and I can't wait to see how it will play out. It's just different than what Batman Begins did, and not every film needs exposition to work with. Both The Amazing Spider-Man and Batman Begins are brilliant films for different reasons IMHO.

The truth about his father, based on what the virals has informed us, it's probably that Dr. Richard Parker never tested with any human subjects, not even himself. But he did used his DNA to hide the decaying formula. He never actually tested the formula like Dr. Curt Connors did, but one of those spiders held the secret right where Oscorp wouldn't look: inside Oscorp. The spider with Richard Parker's DNA was probably never meant to be used by either him or anyone else, it was just a test to see if the decaying formula would work.

Somehow and by fate, since Peter Parker gets to Oscorp through a random twist of fate, that spider acknowledged that Peter had the same DNA and bite him. I believe there's more, much more that Richard Parker was involved researching and the true reason that they had to live, which is the Venom suit, but that's probably for another sequel.
bvann21070 - 8/28/2012, 3:14 PM
i thought it was a better story and much better acted than all of rami's films.( which i loved). I don't get the hate for this really good superhero movie
Logan5 - 8/28/2012, 3:16 PM

Agree with you on TASM & that picture is hilarious!
AmazingFantasy - 8/28/2012, 3:17 PM
"Flop" my ass Grif.


Jollem - 8/28/2012, 3:20 PM
@yossarian - well, i guess i do now. i liked it tho. it's interesting to me
GodzillaKart - 8/28/2012, 3:22 PM
Best cast and best acted SM movie to date. It deserves all its success.
JokerFan21 - 8/28/2012, 3:27 PM
I like the film. I am a little disappointed that it won't make as much as any of the other Spider-Man films even though it's the best one. Bring on the sequel!
Spideyshawn - 8/28/2012, 3:31 PM
Really enjoyed this film. Easily the best onscreen version of spidey yet I still say spiderman2 is the film to top but so far so good.=)
ATrueHero1987 - 8/28/2012, 3:37 PM
@Yoss You said that perfectly. :)
marvel72 - 8/28/2012, 3:41 PM
good movie it had its moments could of been better,spider-man 2 is still the best spidey movie.
iJackSparrow - 8/28/2012, 3:42 PM
My Top CBM Origin films would go this way:

1. The Amazing Spider-Man
2. Batman Begins
3. Iron Man
4. Superman
5. Kick Ass

From 1 to 3 they are all virtually tied in my book.


TASM still has an outside chance of topping Spider-Man 2 at the worldwide box office with China. And even if it doesn't, it's still the most successful reboot box office wise in history, as WolvieCBM put it on his article.
thewonderer - 8/28/2012, 3:46 PM
This movie was awful

Vastly below the first 2 Spider-Mans

and I think I actually enjoyed Spider-Man 3 more.

And please please this doesn't hold a candle to Batman Begins. Not at all. I simply cant wrap my head around those who say so
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