'The Amazing Spider-Man' Spins #1 Debut

on July 08, 2012 by Shawn Robbins
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The Amazing Spider-Man spun an estimated $65 million over the three-day weekend.  That puts the reboot's total at an estimated $140 million after six days in release.  44% of the weekend gross came from 3D venues, including 10% from IMAX.  If the three-day estimate holds it will give the film the fourth highest Independence Day weekend opening behind Transformers: Dark of the Moon's $97.9 million, Spider-Man 2's $88.2 million and the first Transformers' $70.5 million (the latter being the most relevant due to the calendar falling on the same dates in 2007).  Sony reports that the audience breakdown is 58% male/42% female and 54% age 25 and older/46% under 25.  Meanwhile, a solid 84% of more than 291,000 Flixster users have given the web-slinger their vote of approval.  The pic received an "A-" Cinema Score.

Universal's Savages grossed an estimated $16.16 million this weekend, including $5.7 million on Friday and $5.6 million on Saturday.  The audience breakdown is 49% male/51% female and 61% age 30 and older/39% under 30.  With a Cinema Score of C+ and 69% of nearly 18,000 Flixster users giving the film passing marks, word of mouth appears to be struggling.

Katy Perry: Part of Me banked $2.7 million on Friday and $2.48 million on Saturday.  The concert pic has accumulated $7.15 million during its three-day opening and a total of $10.25 million after four days in release.  As a note of interest, Paramount is not yet including the film's Monday sneak preview grosses in the total.  The audience breakdown is 81% female/19% male and 72% under age 25/28% age 25 and older.  With an "A" Cinema Score and 82% of nearly 13,000 Flixster users supporting the movie, word of mouth is very healthy among the target audience.

Last week's #1 breakout, Ted, dropped just 40% to an estimated $32.59 million.  The Universal comedy has now banked a huge $120.2 million after just ten days in release.

Warner Bros. reports that Magic Mike pulled over $6.16 million on Friday and $5.55 million on Saturday for an estimated second weekend of $15.6 million.  That represents a 60% drop from its opening frame and pushes the total cume up to $72.8 million.

Madea's Witness Protection dropped to $10.2 million in its sophomore frame for a cume of $45.8 million.

Lastly, Disney reports that the studio will cross $1 billion in domestic gross today (Sunday), led by the massive success of Marvel's The Avengers.  They are the first studio to reach that plateau in 2012, and they did so in 188 days (besting their own studio record of 210 days back in 2010).  Disney has now hit $1 billion in domestic box office gross for seven consecutive years.

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.

Tags: Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D, Savages, Magic Mike, The Amazing Spider-Man, Ted
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