Although Sony might have been worried their reboot of Spider-man might not work, they can rest easy, as while they’d predicted it would do about $120 in its first six days, it actually took $140 million. That’s behind the opening haul of any of Sam Raimi’s Spider-man movies, but comes close to the first film’s take of $144 million. It’s no doubt a good start though, especially as around the world it added another $200 million, so its global box office now stands at a very healthy $341 million.
Savages, which opened on Friday, took $16.2 million to place fourth on the chart. That’s actually not too bad for a brutal, R-rated thriller, and is actually the third biggest opening of Oliver Stone’s career. However it’s believed that word of mouth isn’t very good, so it may struggle in the coming weeks.
The only other major opener was Kary Perry: Part Of Me, which has struggled despite some great reviews. It placed eighth with $7.1 million, well behind the likes of Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber’s concert movie efforts. There’s little doubt it will be considered a flop, although Paramount will be pleased it only cost $12 million to make.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of July 6th-8th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||The Amazing Spider-man||$65.0||$140.0|
|6||Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection||$10.2||$45.8|
|7||Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted||$7.7||$196.0|
|8||Katy Perry: Part Of Me||$7.1||$10.2|
|10||To Rome With Love||$3.5||$5.6|