Spidey webbed in a lot of moolah during this weekend box office.
Sony Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man” earned $65 million during the three-day weekend. During its six-day release, the movie has now grossed over $140 million.
Despite the strong box office opening, “The Amazing Spider-Man” earned less than other Spider-Man predecessors. The largest Spider-Man weekend opening was with 2007’s “Spider-Man 3” with $151 million. The previous three Spider-Man movies went on to gross more than $300 million and the original “Spider-Man” actually reached the $400 million mark.
In this Marc Webb-directed Spider-Man reboot, it starred Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans.
Universal Pictures’ Oliver Stone-directed movie “Savages” opened with $16.1 million for fourth place. The movie starred Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro and Salma Hayek in a movie about two marijuana growers trying to save their girlfriend from a drug cartel.
And music documentary “Katy Perry: Part of Me” opened in eighth place with $7.15 million. The 3D movie chronicled the life of pop-singer Katy Perry—both on stage and off stage.
For the rest of the top five, comedy “Ted” earned $32.5 million in second place, a drop of 40.1 percent from the previous weekend. The movie earned more than $120 million in its second weekend of release. Animated movie “Brave” earned $20.1 million for third place, a decrease of 40.9 percent from the previous weekend. And in fifth place, male stripper movie “Magic Mike” garnered $15.6 million, a big decrease of 60.1 percent from the previous weekend.
For next weekend, “Ice Age: Continental Drift” will open in theaters.
Here is the WEEKEND BOX OFFICE REPORT for July 6-8, 2012:
|1.||The Amazing Spider-Man||$65 million|
|5.||Magic Mike||$15.6 million|
|6.||Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection||$10.2 million|
|7.||Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted||$7.7 million|
|8.||Katy Perry: Part of Me||$7.15 million|
|9.||Moonrise Kingdom||$4.64 million|
|10.||To Rome with Love||$3.502 million|