The summer movie season is here at last. So what better way to kick it off than with another Marvel movie. In a sense, it’s a new-found blockbuster tradition. This year, however, it’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swinging first into these hot months.
Spider-Man has claimed this frame twice before. Spider-Man became the first film ever to open over the century mark, grossing $114.9 million in 2002. In 2007, Spider-Man 3 pushed the opening weekend record with $151.1 million. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is not expected to pass either of those numbers by Sunday.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the sequel to 2012 reboot. Andrew Garfield returns as a contemporary Peter Parker, who gained superhero powers from a radioactive spider bite. Emma Stone is back as his on-and-off love interest, Gwen Stacy.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 expands the world of Spider-Man and more notably his Rogues Gallery. Spidey is set to square off against Electro (Jamie Foxx), Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) and the Rhino (Paul Giamatti),
The latest installment will not break any records like the two Sam Raimi films. The Amazing Spider-Man grossed a franchise-low $262 million in 2012. All three films of the original trilogy surpassed $335 million domestically. Polarizing reviews will also factor into the film’s opening weekend.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 2D, 3D and IMAX starting at 7 p.m. Thursday night. The first showings Thursday night will propel the film’s opening weekend, but not enough to be “amazing.” By Sunday, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will open on par with Captain America: The Winter Soldier around $90 million.
Box Office Projections
1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Sony Pictures) – $93.2 million (NR)
2. The Other Woman (20th Century Fox) – $14.2 million (1)
3. Heaven is for Real (Tri-Star) – $9.2 million (3)
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Buena Vista) – $8.9 million (2)
5. Rio 2 (20th Century Fox) – $8.8 million (4)
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Matt Marshall is a YouTube movie reviewer who hosts MNMreviews. He has a B.A. in Communications/Journalism from St. John Fisher College and resides in Rochester, NY.