'AMAZING SPIDER-MAN' Tops Weekend Box Office
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN brought in an additional $65 million between last Friday through Sunday bringing its estimated six-day total to $140 million. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves from a story by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures.
Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, per Friday-Sunday domestic estimates as reported by the studios and Exhibitor Relations:
The Amazing Spider-Man, $65 million
Ted, $32.6 million
Brave, $20.2 million
Savages, $16.2 million
Magic Mike, $15.6 million
Madea's Witness Protection, $10.2 million
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, $7.7 million
Katy Perry: Part of Me, $7.2 million
Moonrise Kingdom, $4.6 million
To Rome With Love, $3.5 million
Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures