The Amazing Spider-Man was more impressive than amazing last weekend at the box office. Meanwhile Ted continued to play well, Brave was ok, Savages was above average, and Katy Perry disappointed.
The 4th of July week gave us many hits over the years, this time it was The Amazing Spider-Man‘s chance to shine, and shine it did. $137 million in 6 days might fall a bit under the Sunday projected $140 million, but more than the $110-120 million Sony expected. If this was called Spider-Man 4, the numbers here would make Sony start worrying, but as it stands, The Amazing Spider-Man had a strong enough opening (for a reboot just 5 years after Spider-Man 3) to alleviate some of the concerns over the already in development The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Heck, they even have a date for the damn thing. That being said, I enjoyed this reboot so I say bring on the sequels, milk the web-crawler dry.
Last week’s top film, Ted, was a solid 2nd with $32.2 million, down 40.8%. So far the R-rated comedy has made $119.8 million in 10 day, which is more than The Hangover had at the same point in its run. Now I don’t think Ted could match that film’s $277.3 million gross, but it should at the very least pass the $200 million mark.
Pixar’s Brave was 3rd, $19.6 million, 42.5% down. I don’t know, this seems to drop a bit too fast. With $173.9 million so far, Brave is still on track to finish above $200 million, although not much more after. Don’t forget Ice Age: Continental Drift opens next week, so expect a 50% drop at the very least for Brave.
Savages was stronger than I anticipated, ending up in 4th place with $16 million. For legendary director Oliver Stone this is the 3rd best opening weekend of all time behind Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps ($19 million) and World Trade Center ($18.7 million).
Magic Mike rounds out the top 5 with $15.6 million, that’s $72.8 million after 10 days. Also starring Channing Tatum, this year 21 Jump Street had $70.2 million after 10 days while The Vow was at $84.9 million. Those two finished with $138.4 million (first one) and $125 million (second), Magic Mike will either fall just short of $100 million or barely pass the mark.
Katy Perry: Part of Me, the other new wide opener of the weekend, missed the top 5, ending up in 8th place with $7.1 million over the weekend and $10.2 million so far.