Spider-Man Swings High At US Box Office

Savages attacks in fourth

It may have met with some mixed critical reaction, but the reboot of the Spider-Man franchise had enough stickiness in its webbing to attract plenty of cinemagoers. And if you’re not too busy throwing up from the thought of that image, you may be interested to learn that the film earned $65 million across the weekend according to studio estimates. Added to the big launch day and run across the 4th of July holiday period, that brings its US total to $140 million.

Last week’s champ Ted held on to a decent chunk of its audience, dropping to second place and $32.5 million, with a running total of $120.2 million. Brave clung to third place, earning $20.1 million.

While Oliver Stone’s Savages managed to exceed its studio expectations, the attempt at offering some counter-programming in this superhero summertime with some violent drug dealer antics didn’t pay off quite as well, kicking off with $16.1 million. Rounding out the top five we find the strippers of Magic Mike, who nabbed $15.6 million.

At sixth, Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection earned $10.2 million, while the animals of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted took $7.7 million. In eighth place, Katy Perry: Part Of Me faltered, becoming the latest concert / singer-behind-the-scenes film to underperform with $7.1 million and $10.2 million after a pre-weekend launch. Moonrise Kingdom continued to do well, adding $4.6 million for a $26.8 million total. Finally, Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love expanded to additional screens, snuck into the top 10 and added $3.5 million for $5.6 million so far.

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