‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Box Office: Superhero Sequel Grabs $92M In Debut Weekend In North America

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on May 05 2014 12:51 PM
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“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” grossed $92 million in North American ticket sales, making it the second-best domestic debut of the year so far, behind Disney’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” according to preliminary estimates from Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The film has grossed a worldwide total of $370 million so far, after taking in $116 million internationally over the weekend, three weeks after it was first released outside of the U.S. and Canada.

By comparison, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” grossed $96 million domestically in its first weekend, in April. Before the weekend, box office watchers predicted the "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel would gross $85 million to $95 million domestically.

"This was a really fantastic result," Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution for Sony Pictures Entertainment, said. He added that the opening weekend was great for Sony "not only meeting our goals, but exceeding them."

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is a sequel to the first reboot of the original Spider-Man trilogy, which starred Tobey Maguire and was directed by Sam Raimi. The original trilogy's films were made from 2002 to 2007.

The rebooted trilogy once again follows Peter Parker, this time played by Andrew Garfield, as he fights numerous villains, including the Rhino, played by Paul Giamatti. The first film in the reboot series, which opened two years ago, earned $75 million in its first three days.

According to estimates by tracking firm Rentrak, “The Other Woman,” a comedy, earned $14.2 million in domestic box office ticket sales this weekend.

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier," another superhero sequel, which had topped box office ticket sales the previous week, was the fourth-highest grossing film last week, taking in $7.8 million between Friday and Sunday. "Heaven Is for Real," a faith-based drama  released by Sony, was the third-highest grossing film last week, earning $8.7 million in its third week of release.

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