'The Amazing Spider-man' Falls Short Of Sam Raimi Trilogy At The Box Office09 July 2012
'The Amazing Spider-man' Falls Short Of Sam Raimi Trilogy At The Box Office
It may not have opened quite as strongly as the trilogy that preceded it in the last decade, but Sony's 'The Amazing Spider-Man' still put in a robust enough display on its opening six days at the box office to vindicate the studios decision to reboot the franchise just a couple of years after Tobey Maguire last signed off as the masked superhero.
Costing Sony $220 million, it's already more than paid that back after taking $65 million in its first weekend on the US Box Office with a total of $140 million over its first six days performance in the States, adding to a complete number of $341.2 million after two weekends of international release. More tellingly for how fans were choosing to view the film, $14.3 million of its US figures came from IMAX cinema screens.
A solid but not mind blowing opening then, with CNN reporting that its debut has been softer than any of Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' films. Six days after opening in 2002, the first of that trilogy had earned $144.1 million, whilst the second had clocked in $180.1 million after the same period of time after its release in 2004. 2007's 'Spider-Man 3' took in $176.1 million after six days, meanwhile. Nevertheless, considering some of the doom mongering going round regarding the short time between that trilogy and this film, Sony can be pleased with themselves.
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