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The Amazing Spider-Man hits $140 million in US, $341.2 million globally

The Amazing Spider-Man

Story by Jack Foley

SONY’S decision to reboot the Spider-Man franchise has been vindicated after Marc Webb’s new beginning took $140 million in its opening six days in the US and $341.2 million globally.

In the US, the film’s performance was enough to make it the most successful reboot so far, trumping the $79.5 million earned by Batman Begins in its first six days.

It also set a record for Tuesday openings in the US and hit $65 for the weekend itself, the third best three-day number of the summer so far outside of The Avengers and Brave.

Box office trends across the weekend also indicate that the event blockbuster is playing like a family film, which should guarantee a lucrative run beyond the opening week.

The film stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey.

Commenting on the figures, Rory Bruer, Sony worldwide president of distribution, said: “What a spectacular relaunch! There are so many facets of this movie that are compelling, including the chemistry between Andrew and Emma and the out-of-the-box direction of Marc Webb.”

Elsewhere at the Spider-Man dominated US box office, Oliver Stone’s R-rated Savages performed better than expected after a sluggish start with $16.2 million to come in fourth behind Spider-Man, last week’s champ Ted and Brave.

Concert documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me trailed in all of those films wake, taking $10.3 million after opening on Thursday and $7.2 million for the three-day weekend. It placed eighth.

The film’s performance is substantially lower than the openings for two other concert docs, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (which grossed $29.4 million last year) and Disney’s Hannah Montana: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour ($31.1 million in 2008), although both of those films debuted outside of summer.

Of the holdovers, Seth MacFarlane-Mark Wahlberg’s Ted has now turned into the comedy hit of the summer afer enjoying a second weekend total of $32.6 million for a 10-day US total of $120.2 million.

And Steven Soderbergh’s male striptease dramedy Magic Mike continued to perform well, taking a further $15.6 million for a US total of $72.8 million.

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