“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” took in $92 million during its first weekend in North America. No movie this summer will cost more to make than “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which cost Sony Pictures Entertainment an estimated production and global marketing cost of roughly $400 million.
The second superhero sequel of the year has currently fallen short of Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which started the summer blockbuster season early last month, grossing $37 million during its Friday launch and $95 million by Sunday.
“We’re well on our way, exactly where we need to be,” Rory Bruer, Sony’s president of worldwide distribution, said in an interview Sunday. “The holds overseas have been absolutely terrific. The picture has been hanging in there like a rock from week to week, and I expect the same thing here in the U.S.”
The film, which is showing in more than 4,000 U.S. locations, is currently the worst reviewed “Spider-Man” movie. With a 55% Rotten Tomatoes rating, the film is far behind its predecessor, which earned 73% on the site. However, it has a B+ CinemaScore from audiences and received an A- from audience members under 25. Domestically, families made up 33 percent of the audience of the PG-13 “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” a high percentage for a superhero film.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” won’t face much competition until the release of “Godzilla” on May 16th. However, one week later, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” will enter the marketplace and is supposed to launch with initial box office profits of around $100 million.
Emma Stone plays Gwen Stacy in Spiderman 2, the Green Goblin is played by Dane DeHanna, Rhino by Paul Giamatti and Electro by Jamie Foxx.