Amazing Spider-Man Still Raking It In Stateside
Anyone who thought that Sony was being optimistic by giving a release date for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (which is 2 May 2014, by the way) months before the first film was even released, will have to admit that it looks like a good move now.
After opening to $35.8 million on Tuesday, the film took a further $23.4 million on 4 July. That’s a 35% day-to-day drop (or 17% if you remove the midnight screenings) but it’s also the second biggest box office haul ever for the Independence Day holiday.
Michael Bay’s Transformers took $29.1 million five years ago (but perhaps significantly, perhaps not, it increased it earnings). Spider-Man 2 made $22 million on 4 July in 2004, although that was on its fourth day of release.
The film’s North American accumulated total is now £59.2 million and Sony has upped its internal estimate for the movie’s first six days to $120 to 130 million.
So far the only confirmed total we have for the rest of the world is the $51.1 million the film took last weekend. Presumably, as its opened in more territories now, there will be a massive increase in that tally as well after this next weekend.
Read our review of The Amazing Spider-Man