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"Amazing Spider-Man 2" Swings to $92 Million Opening

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by Jim Amos
May 4, 2014 12:13 PM
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Although it ultimately fell short of "Captain America" with its $95 million three day, "Amazing Spider-Man 2" still cast its web  over a strong $92 million weekend, leaving the rest of the box office comers in the dust.  The Andrew Garfield superhero tale took in additional $116 million overseas with more territories still to come (the film opens today in China), propelling its international total to $275 million.

Spidey played well with families, as the franchise has always done in the past, with 51% of the weekend box office coming from those under age 25.  Males were dominant, again as always, with 61% of the crowd being male.

Elsewhere, "The Other Woman" held in well at $14.2 million and the "Heaven Is For Real" machine just keeps humming along, adding an additional $8.7 to the collection plate, driving the cume to $66 million.

Here's the Top 10

1.   AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2--SONY   $92 million
2.   THE OTHER WOMAN--FOX   $14.2 million  Down 42%   Cume $47 million
3.   HEAVEN IS FOR REAL--SONY   $8.7 million   Down 37% Cume $66 million
4.   CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER--BV   $7.8 million   Down 52%   Cume $237 million
5.   RIO 2--FOX   $7.6 million   Down 45%   Cume $106 million
6.   BRICK MANSIONS--RELATIVITY   $3.5 million   Down 64%   Cume $15 million
7.   DIVERGENT--LIONSGATE   $2.2 million   Down 31%   Cume $143 million
8.   THE QUIET ONES--LIONSGATE   $2.0   Down 50%   Cume $6.7 million
9.   GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL--FOX SEARCHLIGHT   $1.7 million   Cume $51 million
10.  BEARS--DISNEY   $1.6 million   Cume $14 million


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