BOX OFFICE: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Has The Second Biggest Opening Of 2012 In The UK

BOX OFFICE: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Has The Second Biggest Opening Of 2012 In The UK

While the UK is nowhere near as big a market as North America when it comes to box office totals, superhero films are equally as well-received on this side of the Pond. Want proof? Well, The Amazing Spider-Man has the second biggest opening of 2012. Read on for details.

The Amazing Spider-Man ended up finishing a few million dollars below estimates in the US last week, but Marc Webb's reboot has still been a hit for Sony Pictures and a sequel shouldn't be too far away. Digital Spy now reports that the film (starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans) has opened with over £11 million, giving it the second highest debut of 2012 behind only Avengers Assemble - as it was known in the UK - which earned a whopping £15.78 million. The total made by The Amazing Spider-Man is more than every other film in the Top 10 combined as it held off competition from the likes of Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, The Five-Year Engagement and Katy Perry: Part of Me.

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.


Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy
Rhys Ifans as Curt Connors/The Lizard
Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben
Sally Fields as Aunt May
Denis Leary as George Stacy


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