Everyone's favorite webslinger returned to the box office this weekend as the summer movie-going season officially kicked off.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (read our review) comes in at number 1 with a big-time $92 million opening. With the first film opening on a Tuesday, it's hard to make any direct comparisons, but the $92 million debut of ASM 2 is on par with early projections for Sony's sequel, which has already made a killing overseas and is outpacing its predecessor. Thus far, Spider-Man 2 has already grossed a solid $369 million worldwide.
It's important to mention, though, that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is tracking well behind most other Spider-Man films in almost every box office category. The film should, at the very least, match ASM 1's worldwide total of $750 million, but its opening weekend tally is much lower than any of Sam Raimi's prior Spidey films and a hair lower than Captain America 2. On top of that, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the worst reviewed film in the entire 5-film franchise, which could mean a steady decline is in its future.
In at number 2 is The Other Woman with $14.2 million. The female-focused comedy continues to do solid business and is up to $47 million after 2 weeks.
The number 3 film this weekend is Heaven is for Real with $8.7 million. The faith-based film continues to hold very well and only dropped about 39% from last week. Thus far, Heaven is for Real has grossed $65 million.
In at number 4 is Captain America: The Winter Soldier with $7.7 million. Marvel's latest blockbuster, and current title-holder for highest opening weekend in 2014, continues to truck along with $237 million domestic and $679 million worldwide. The film is inching closer to LEGO Movie's $252 million, but it's unclear whether it will get there.
Rounding out the top 5 is Rio 2 with $7.6 million, which brings the animated film's domestic total up $106 million. Although the film officially surpassed its reported budget of $103 million, it's still tracking slightly below its predecessor.
Brick Mansions is the number 6 film this weekend with $3.5 million. Paul Walker's last completed film generated OK business in its first weekend, but has dropped off substantially (62%) in its second. Thus far, the film has pulled in $15 million.
Coming in at number 7 is Divergent with $2.1 million. LionsGate and Summit's YA adaptation jumped up two spots this weekend and is now up to $142 million domestic and $250 million worldwide.
The number 8 film this weekend is the horror film The Quiet Ones with $2 million. While the horror genre is typically a lucrative one - even for lesser-known films - this one was dead in the water. The Quiet Ones has grossed a paltry $6 million after two weeks.
In at number 9 is God's Not Dead with $1.76 million. Like Heaven is for Real, this faith-based film has defied all expectations on its way to $55 million in domestic grosses.
Rounding out the top 10 is The Grand Budapest Hotel, which also made a slight box office jump with $1.73 million. Now at $51 million total, Grand Budapest is director Wes Anderson's most successful film ever.
[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates - based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released on Monday, May 5th - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]
Source: Box Office Mojo
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