Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: July 8, 2012

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 8th, 2012 at 11:27 pm,

 Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: July 8, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man topped the box office over the weekend grossing an estimated $65 million, for a powerful six day cume of $140 million. It’s a great number – but you must remember that Sam Raimi’s trilogy each debuted to $114 million, $88 million and $154 million respectively over their first weekends at the box office. However, a mid-week launch for this latest web-slinging adventure throws these numbers into a different realm. It’s still a good start for the reboot which has had mixed reviews (read ours). Globally the superhero film has grossed $341 million.

Seth MacFarlane’s Ted continues to impress. The Mark Wahlberg starring comedy should greet Monday morning with $32.5 million, giving it a great $120 million total. A final gross of $200 million isn’t out of the question.

Disney/Pixar’s Brave should score $20 million for a $174 million total. It’s now on course to shoot past $200 million, besting the final gross of Cars 2 and the original Toy Story.

Oliver Stone’s Savages debuted to $16.1 million, a so-so number. Savages has had mixed reviews (read ours), but it was never going to break-out in this crowded market place. This is the third Taylor Kitsch movie this year (after Battleship and John Carter) that has failed to impress, he’s like Channing Tatum in reverse.

Savages Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: July 8, 2012

Speaking of Tatum – Magic Mike should gross an additional $15.6 million for a $72.7 million total. It’s down around 60%  from last weekend, but it’s a great number for this adult-focused drama. The film should be another $100 million grosser for the newly minted A-lister.

Madea’s Witness Protection should hit $10.2 million for a $45.8 million total, while Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted should score another $7.7 million for a great $196 million, making it the highest grossing film in the franchise. Globally the film has banked $450 million.

Katy Perry: Part Of Me had a lacklustre start, grossing just $7.1 million over the weekend for a $10 million total. That’s a big step down from the $29 million debut of Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never. However, the Bieber film was very front-loaded, so this should have a longer run – but it won’t hit that film’s $73 million domestic gross. It’ll make back its $12 million production budget, and then some.

Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom should see its gross swell to $26.8 million after banking another $4.6 million, while Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love cracked the top ten grossing $3.5 million. The Italian-set comedy has now grossed $5.6 million at the domestic box office and over $17 million globally.

That’s it for now. See you at the movies.

Source: Box Office Mojo

TAGS: box office, brave, Madea's Witness Protection, Magic Mike, moonrise kingdom, spider-man, ted, the amazing spider-man, To Rome with Love

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  1. Hmmm, not sure if Amazing Spider-man could be classed as a success or not, taken on the £65M at the weekend, it’s considerably lower than it’s preceding trilogy, but with the early start I’m sure Sony will be focussing on the £154M to it’s shareholders. In the long run, I think it will be the least successful Spider-man film to date, financially at least. Critically it has performed better than the third of Raimi’s films.

    • You mean $ not £.

      Also, I was always cynical of tuesday releases because it smacks of desperation to do more money than it would on a regular friday release by a studio who doesn’t have much faith in the picture but hey, I geuss in this case with the biggest movie of the year being released in less than two weeks, we can forgive Sony in that respect.

      • Biggest movie of the year? I thought they already released the Avengers…

        • Indeed! :D Nothing can beat it in my eyes.

        • Agreed. TDKR will do good business. It may even cross the billion dollar mark globally; but I don’t see it surpassing The Avengers. It’s the only movie I’ve seen this summer in the cinema; and plan to keep it that way. Never was a Nolan fan or his Batman films.

          • Then you are going to miss out BIG time. The Avengers is just another CGI-explosion-fest (I am talking about the graphics, not the story). Nothing new, and nothing that can’t wait until Blu-ray.

            TDKR, on the other hand, was specially filmed with IMAX cameras that were designed to be experienced on 80-foot-tall screens. It’s going to literally blow you away and you will never get to experience it again, unless some other director goes through the pains to film with IMAX cameras…which will be a 1% chance because IMAX cameras are loud, heavy and require extensive post-production dubbing.

            • It still won’t beat The Avengers at the Box-Office…

  2. nationally or globally?

  3. Yeah, you need to change the box office info for The Amazing Spider-Man. The film has grossed 341 million dollars worldwide – 201 million from foreign gross. (from boxofficemojo)

    • Ah good, someone else caught the mistake.

      So it appears as if TASM will indeed make enough to warrant a sequel…..sadly. I project it will probably top out at about between 4-500 mil. It will have to be quick however because once July 20th hits, TASM will be a distant memory.

  4. Dark Knight Rises will eat these movies for breakfast.

    • At 2hrs and 44 minutes ? I don’t think so. Unless they plan to give this movie a massive release in every single theather; and on multiple screens. I guess some theathers will have to run 24hrs.

      • Well, theaters in most larger cities – NYC, LA, Chicago, even Nashville – will have showings at 12am, 3:30am, and 7am. So yeah, they’re going to have a massive amount of screens showing it.

    • And Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Brunch, Sideother.

  5. I’m glad spider man has made that much. I am a die hard DC fan and I can’t wait for TDKR, but I went and saw spider man and I loved it. Thought it was really good. In fact I liked it much better than the AVengers which I felt was okay.

  6. i liked the first 2 SM more than TASM. I thought the action scenes looked dodgy. The graphics were crap too in my opinion.

  7. DKR won’t touch the Avengers, its too long even with 24 hours openings. And keep in mind it’s only showing in 70mm IMAX houses NOT in digital IMAX….Saying that DKR will probably gross 160 opening weekend and 550 total run…thats still impressive.

    • Yeah, because box office gross reflects how good the movie is, right? (coughTRANSFORMERScough) /sarcasm

      When TDK made a billion dollars, people adored it because it’s the ONLY dark and thematic movie in its league. All other billion-dollar grossing movies are action movies with little depth.

      The Avengers making a billion dollars was hardly surprising to anyone. SIX hot superheroes, with tons of humor and lots of explosions? As Transformers will prove, even if this movie had completely sucked, it still would have made A LOT.

      TDKR making even half that much would still be amazing. TDKR is not a family movie, nor does it have the promotion of having had five prequel movies.

      • Actually making a billion dollars was very surprising to most people. NOBODY expected the Avengers would become the 3rd highest grossing film of all time. Sure many fans wanted that to happen but nobody expected truly expected it or even less the massive opening weekend of 207 million. FYI Batman has technically had 7 previous/prequel movies :)

  8. This is the third Taylor Kitsch movie this year (after Battleship and John Carter) that has failed to impress, he’s like Channing Tatum in reverse.

  9. TDKR will also do over 200 million first weekend at the very least 180

  10. TDKR will also do over 200 million first weekend at the very least 180 million.

  11. I’m glad TASM is turning out to be a success. They deserve it. Again, great movie and I can’t wait to go see it again.

    I REALLY feel bad for Taylor Kitsch though. He just can’t catch a break.

    • TASM was much better than i thought it would be. Can’t wait for the sequels that won’t be weighed done so much with Spidey’s origin.

      Bring on Morbius…

  12. i didn`t specify, for atleast amazing spidey you didn`t indicate whether it was nationwide or worldwide. wow i guess people aren`t interested in films there`s over 7 billion ppl. worldwide and the tickets cost atleast 5 dollars therefore 341/5 is 68.2 million but perhaps very few went to see it because it was the day before independence day.

  13. oh wait, you did specify globally for TAS, but you didn`t say 140 million nationally.

  14. Not really sure why you classify The Amazing Spider-Man as having “mixed” reviews. Seeing that it currently holds a 74% on rotten tomatoes, so I think that would qualify for at least a “mixed to good” rating, if not “good” or “very good”. Either that’s a mistake, or you have some bias against this movie.

    For comparison, you then also describe Savages as also having “mixed” reviews. Savages has 54% on RT, so that’s a much more accurate 1-2 word summary.

    And that whole “Channing Tatum in reverse” line was completely uncalled for. First off, it’s inaccurate, as Tatum is a rising star, so the reverse would be a star who is falling from glory. That certainly does not describe Kitsch. He too is a rising star, he’s just having difficulty lifting off. And also, that line is just plain irrelevant and detracts from the flow of the article, IMO.

    I really like the opinionated articles here on Screen Rant, but I’m pretty sure that the box office wraps and the movie news updates are supposed to just report the news, and not have irrelevant bias thrown in, like this article is here. Niall, you also did the same thing on the weekly movie news update, and the commenters noticed and were not happy. I like this website, I would just appreciate if the unbiased articles would actually remain unbiased.

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