Box Office Numbers – ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Swings To The Top

Posted: July 8, 2012 in Movies

Sony’s reboot plan looks to have paid off for The Amazing Spider-Man as the movie’s five day head start on the weekend numbers (it was released July 3 – a Tuesday) propelled Marc Webb’s rendition of the web slinger to the top of the box office charts.

The Amazing Spider-Man brought in just under $80M from Tuesday to Friday and then proceeded to bring in another $60M from Friday to Sunday taking its five day total to $140M, which had Sony released the film on a Friday probably would have done similar numbers just in a more condensed time frame.  It proves Sony’s theory behind there is no set waiting period before you have to reboot a property, especially a world renowned superhero like Spider-Man.  The movie is Andrew Garfield’s and Emma Stone’s largest opening in their careers and I tend to think that they are just getting started.  The Amazing Spider-Man, however, failed to surpass $100M in a three day weekend – which is far behind Spider-Man and Spider-Man 3, which both grossed over $110M in their opening weekends.  Still, it’s a rather impressive showing for a film that was getting dogged for being too “safe” and the Spider-Man “for the Twilight generation”.

The number two film at the box office weekend, with another impressive showing, was Seth MacFarlane’s Ted, bringing in $32.5M.  For Seth MacFarlane’s first live-action direction effort it certainly is paying off to have a movie centered around a foul-mouthed teddy bear.

Pixar’s Brave came in at the third slot bringing in nearly $21M in its third weekend.  Brave is close to making it’s budget back and it’s safe to say that Pixar has another bonafide hit on their hands.  Anything north of $200M for Brave is cake to Pixar.

The fourth and fifth films at the box office this weekend was the other new release, Oliver Stone’s parlay back into the action scene with Savages and C-Tate’s male stripper romp, Magic Mike.  The films brought in $16M and $15M respectively.


Here are the full charts for this weekend’s films:

*Numbers in millions* (TOTALS)

1) The Amazing Spider-Man – $140 (NEW)

2) Ted – $32.5 ($120.2)

3) Brave – $20.1 ($174.5)

4) Savages – $16.1 (NEW)

5) Magic Mike – $15.6 ($72.7)

6) Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection – $10.2 ($45.8)

7) Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – $7.7 ($196)

8) Katy Perry: Part of Me – $7.1 (NEW)

9) Moonrise Kingdom – $4.6 ($26.8)

10) To Rome with Love – $3.5 ($5.6)


Via Box Office Mojo


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