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“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” couldn’t live up to the enormous returns of its Marvel movie predecessors “Spider-Man”, “Spider-Man 3” and “Iron Man”, but the superhero pic still opened strong over the weekend. Marc Web’s sequel to “The Amazing Spider-Man” grossed approximately $91,6 domestically on its debut weekend. The second installment is also the second highest-grossing domestic opener this year after “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. Cap took $95 million last month, edging ahead slightly with only $3.4 million.

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“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” beats the first installment on its opening weekend

Internationally, Spidey’s sequel opened two weeks ago raking in $116 million for a foreign total of $277 million, and global haul of $369 million. The sequel is already exceeding financial expectations compared to the first installment  in some markets. China posted record ticket sales on Sunday, raking in $10.4 million, making the Marvel pic a best seller for a designated workday.

Image courtesy of Entertainment Weekly

Image courtesy of Entertainment Weekly

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is followed by last week’s number one contender “The Other Woman (2014)” adding an additional $14,4 million.  The film tells the story of three women who team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating boyfriend /husband. The comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton grossed $93 million worldwide in only two weeks since its release.

“Heaven is for Real” retains its position in third place compared to last week taking an estimated $8,6 million, while the second Marvel pic on the list, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” takes the fourth spot with $7,8 million. The top five is rounded up with the family animated flick “Rio 2”, sliding down one spot to no.5 this week with $7,7 million.

Quick comparison:

Comic book movies Domestic Opening Weekends
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 $91,6
The Amazing Spider-Man $62
Thor $65,7
Thor:The Dark World $85,7
Spider-Man 2 $88,2
Spider-Man $114,8
Spider-Man 3 $151,1
The Dark Knight $158,4
The Dark Knight Rises $160,9
Iron Man 3 $174,1

Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

  1.  “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” – $91,6
  2. “The Other Woman (2014)” – $14,4
  3. “Heaven is for Real” – $8,6
  4. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” – $7,8
  5. “Rio 2” – $7,7
  6. “Brick Mansions” – $3,7
  7. “Divergent” – $2,2
  8. “The Quiet Ones” – $2
  9. “The Grand Budapest Hotel” – $1,8
  10. “God’s Not Dead” – $1,8