The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.
The summer movie season has officially begun as Sony Pictures released the sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan and Paul Giamatti, into North American theaters on Thursday night. After taking in $35.5 million on Friday including Thursday previews, it ended up with an opening weekend estimate of $92 million.
That’s lower than the openings of previous installments of the “Spider-Man” franchise that opened on the first Friday of May including Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, which kicked things off with a $115 million opening in May 2002, and Spider-Man 3, which set its own opening record with $151.1 million five years later. On the other hand, it’s more than the $75 million grossed by 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man in its first three days, opening on the Monday before the 4th of July.
$9.3 million of that opening weekend, roughly 10%, came from the 353 IMAX screens on which it opened, accounting for 16 of the Top 20 runs domestically.
The sequel brought in additional $116 million overseas as it opened in other markets such as Brazil and France ($10.6 million each for the weekend), China (grossing $10.4 million on Sunday in the biggest release in the country’s history), India ($6.5 million), The Philippines ($5.6 million) and others which raised its international total to $277 million after three weeks and worldwide total to $369 million. $6.76 million of the international weekend take came from IMAX screenings bringing the film’s global IMAX total to over $25 million.
The Cameron Diaz-Leslie Mann comedy The Other Woman (20th Century Fox) took second place domestically with $14.2 million, a respectable drop of just 43% from its opening weekend, as it tallied up $47.3 million in ten days, just above its reported $40 million budget.
TriStar Pictures’ hit adaptation of the spiritual novel Heaven is for Real (Sony) maintained third place with $8.7 million and has earned a total of $65.6 million so far.
Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Disney) took fourth place with $7.8 million, just ahead of the animated sequel Rio 2 (20th Century Fox) with $7.6 million. “Captain America” has grossed $237.1 million domestically and another $442.7 million overseas for a worldwide total of $679.8 million. Rio 2 has grossed $107 million in North America since opening last month.
Despite only dropping one place to sixth, Paul Walker’s action-thriller Brick Mansions (Relativity Media) took a massive plunge in its second weekend, down 63% with just $3.5 million to bring its total to $15.5 million.
Seventh and eighth place went to the Y.A adaptation Divergent (Summit) and the horror flick The Quiet Ones (Lionsgate), both with around $2 million, while the rest of the Top 10 was filled with two returning movies that have been playing in theaters for some time, as both Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight) and the spiritual film God’s Not Dead (Freestyle Releasing) bounced back into the Top 10 with roughly $1.7 million each.
Fox Searchlight released Amma Asante’s costume drama Belle, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson, into four theaters in New York and Los Angeles where it grossed $105 thousand or $26.2 million per venue. FocusWorld’s comedy Walk of Shame, starring Elizabeth Banks, didn’t fare as well, taking in just $38 thousand in 51 theaters or 745 per location.
Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films.