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'Spider-Man' is back and sitting on top at the box office

Monday, May 05, 2014 - Updated: 6:16 AM

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).

     

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