Raking in $65 million—The Amazing Spider-Man—(of course) captured the No.1 spot of the holiday weekend. Spidey was tailed by a foul-mouthed talking teddy bear that snuck in $33 million. The 6-day total for Spider-Man (which cost $215 million) was $140 million; Ted’s 2-week total (which cost $50 million) was $120.2 million. That said, super heroes tend to travel better abroad than fluffy teddy bears, so Spidey should do just fine.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to properly analyze the performance of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ (in comparison to prior installments of the Spidey franchise and versus other comic book blockbuster films) one needs to have a Ph.D. in NERD. Unfortunately, we are far from geeky-enough, so we’ll let the nerds over at Box Office Mojo explain it for you.
Moving on, Brave braved the #3 spot for the 2nd week in a row. But, barely pulling off the No. 4 spot was the Savages—featuring every masseur’s worst nightmare—John Travolta. Savages earned $16 million, while every woman’s dream team of strippers—Magic Mike—brought home $15.6 million and the #5 spot.
Katy Perry’s Part of Me: Despite being STALKED, worse than Usher, by this film’s publicity team, our purple-haired-pop-princess pulled in a stingy $7 million over the weekend, and $10 million for its 6-day total. Maybe we didn’t all run out to see ‘Part of Me,’ because ‘all of us’ basically saw the entire film between the millions of pop-up trailers (we had to quickly keep trying to minimize so co-workers didn’t make fun of us).
Check it all out in this week’s box office review.
1- The Amazing Spider-Man did $65 million over the 3-day weekend and $140 million for its 6-day total.
2- Ted the R-rated talking teddy bear followed Spidey with $33 million ($120.2 million 2-week total).
3- Brave’s third week pulled in $20.2 million ($75 million 3-week total).
4- Savages — Oliver Stone’s drug cartel couldn’t even get close enough to touch a single hair under Spider-Man’s skullcap. Savages sunk $50 million into making the film and so far have only made back $16 million; not a good sign for Universal…if it’s showing poorly at home, it’s not likely to do very well abroad.
5- Magic Mike — Matt McConaughey and his employees-of-the-month, stripped their way to $15.6 million ($73 million 2-week total).
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