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 4th of July has come and gone and Sony Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Denis Leary, Sally Field and directed by Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer), won its opening weekend, taking first place with $65 million in 4,318 theaters. It opened on Tuesday, July 3, with $35 million then dropped off on Wednesday and Thursday but then picked up steam on Friday and held up well over the weekend to score the fourth-highest Independence Day weekend opening behind Michael Bay’s first and third “Transformers” movies and Spider-Man 2. It also scored the highest daily gross for the 4th of July on Wednesday.
The movie opened domestically on 307 IMAX screens where it grossed $14.3 million over the six days, a little over 10% of the domestic business.
Internationally, the movie expanded into 57 more territories after opening in Asia last weekend and added another $129.1 million to bring its international total to $201.6 million. Its total worldwide gross is currently $341.2 million.
Seth MacFarlane’s R-rated comedy Ted, co-starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, dropped to second place with $32.6 million, a respectable 40% drop, having grossed $120.2 million in just ten days, putting it in the black compared to its $50 million budget. It opened in Australia on Friday and had a great first weekend of $13.1 million putting it at #1 ahead of Spidey and making it Universal’s biggest opening in that country.
DisneyPixar’s Brave retained third place with $20.1 million, down roughly 41% from last weekend, bringing its total to $174.5 million.
Oliver Stone had another minor hit with his drug-fueld crime-thriller Savages (Universal), starring Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, John Travolta, Salma Hayek and Benicio del Toro, which took fourth place with an estimated $16.6 million in 2,628 theaters, defying some expectations. As hard as it may be to believe, it’s Stone’s third-biggest opening after 2010′s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and 2006′s World Trade Center, and it should be good to become another $50 million grosser for the Oscar-winning filmmaker.
Steven Soderbergh’s stripper drama Magic Mike (Warner Bros.), starring Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey, took a massive 60% plunge in its second weekend, taking fifth place with $15.6 million and bringing its total to $72.8 million, a solid sum compared to its reported $7 million budget. The movie seems to very much be a Friday phenomenon as it once again took a massive plunge from Friday to Saturday.
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection, co-starring Eugene Levy and Denise Richards, dropped to sixth place with $10.2 million and $23.7 million total.
Seventh place went to DreamWorks Animation’s hit animated threequel Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (Paramount), which added another $7.7 million to its total gross of $196 million, which makes it the most successful movie in that franchise domestically.
Pop singer Katy Perry (no relation to Tyler) got her very own 3D concert doc called Katy Perry: Part of Me (Paramount), which took in $3.1 million on Thursday and then added another $7.1 million over the weekend for a four-day gross of $10.2 million.
Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom (Focus Features) continues to do big business (comparatively), taking ninth place with $4.6 million, off just 11% from its first weekend in wide release, to bring its total to just under $27 million.
After two weeks in limited release, Woody Allen’s latest To Rome With Love (Sony Pictures Classics) expanded nationwide into 806 theaters where it brought in $3.5 million to take tenth place. it has grossed $5.3 million since opening two weeks ago.
This week’s Top 10 took in roughly $183 million, which is a 29% increase over the same weekend last year when Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon remained at #1 with $47.1 million followed by the comedies Horrible Bosses and Zookeeper with $28.3 and $20 million, respectively.
Fox’s Ice Age: Continental Divide continues to be huge overseas even before its July 13th North American opening, adding another $80.6 million to bring its international gross to $198 million.
Click here for the full box office results of the top 12 films.