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Spider-Man Swings High At US Box Office
Savages attacks in fourth

08 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

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Spider-Man Swings High At US Box Office

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.

To climb the charts however a Spider can, head to Box Office Mojo. 


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RE: Spider-Man Swings High At US Box Office
Hmmm.. less than Spiderman 3s three-day taking as well. Still: all set for a sequel and with this cast I am really looking forward to it!   New Director needed. More

Posted by st3veebee at 10:49 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Spider-Man Swings High At US Box Office
Plus, was The Avengers a Friday opening, whereas this was 5 days?  Either way, not to be sniffed at I guess! More

Posted by Super Hans at 12:45 on 09 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Spider-Man tops US box-office
Is that Tuesday- Sundays takings? How does it compare with just the opening Avengers weekend? More

Posted by st3veebee at 12:43 on 09 July 2012 | Report This Post

Spider-Man tops US box-office
$140 Million usually you'd be like WOW! BUT! after the amount taken by The Avengers movie you've got to say maybe slightly underwhelming? More

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