By JAKE COYLE
The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Spider-Man can still sling it at the box office.
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" debuted with $92 million in North American theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. It was a solid opening for Sony's Columbia Pictures, which has released five movies about Marvel's web-slinging superhero in the last 14 years.
The release of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" essentially kicks off Hollywood's summer season and its annual parade of sequels and spectacle. Marvel movies have regularly commenced summer moviegoing in recent years, and the "Spider-Man 2" opening begins the season with a business-as-usual blockbuster performance.
Last week's No. 1 film, the female revenge comedy "The Other Woman," starring Cameron Diaz, slid to a distant second with $14 million in its second weekend.
The rebooted "Spider-Man" franchise starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone isn't performing quite as strongly as Sam Raimi's trilogy with Tobey Maguire. On opening weekends, the Raimi films grossed, in order: $114.1 million, $88.2 million and $151.1 million.
The "The Amazing Spider-Man," also directed by Marc Webb, opened on a Tuesday in 2012, making $62 million on its debut weekend and $137 million over its first six days.
The new sequel, which began rolling out overseas two weeks ago, is also doing huge international business. It has already grossed $161 million abroad, and it added another $116 million over the weekend.
That included $10.4 million from China, where it opened Sunday on a record 11,002 screens. And it set a record for Hollywood titles in India with a $6.5 million debut.
"Everywhere we opened just popped," said Rory Bruer, head of domestic distribution for Sony.
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.
"It did seem to have a very strong component to the film, which we felt was an opportunity," Bruer said. "It also lends itself to a picture that will be around the market for a while, too."
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, latest international numbers are also included.
1. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," $92 million ($116 million international).
2. "The Other Woman," $14 million ($19.5 million international).
3. "Heaven Is for Real," $8.7 million.
4. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," $7.8 million ($10 million international).
5. "Rio 2," $7.6 million ($24.5 million international).
6. "Brick Mansions," $3.5 million ($3 million international).
7. "Divergent," $2.2 million ($9.8 million international).
8. "The Quiet Ones," $2 million.
9. "God's Not Dead," $1.8 million.
10. "The Grand Budapest Hotel," $1.7 million ($8.6 million international).