'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Spins $35.5 Million Opening Day; 'Rio 2' Crosses $100 Million Domestically

on May 03, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff
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Sony reports that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 pulled $35.5 million on Friday, including Thursday night's $8.7 million early start. BoxOffice projects the sequel will reach $93 million through Sunday based on that figure.

The latest Spidey sequel's opening day is generally in line with that of Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($36.9 million) and ahead of Thor: The Dark World ($31.9 million). The internal weekend holding power of this sequel will depend on general audience enthusiasm (fanboys represent a noticeable share of Friday turnouts for comic book flicks), as well as upfront word of mouth. Things appear to be struggling on the latter front, though: following the franchise's lowest Rotten Tomatoes score to-date (54 percent as of Saturday morning), the film received a concerning "B+" CinemaScore. By comparison, Thor: The Dark World and Man of Steel each received an "A-". Likewise, the pic's Flixster score is at an underwhelming 76 percent this morning (the Thor sequel was hovering around 86 percent on the Saturday following its release).

The Other Woman was down 48 percent from its opening day last week to $4.8 million yesterday. That gives the comedy an 8-day total of $37.95 million. BoxOffice projects the film will bring in $14.8 million over its sophomore frame.

Brick Mansions was down 69 percent from opening day to $1.11 million on Friday. The Paul Walker-led feature has tallied a respectable $13.05 million since its debut. BoxOffice projects a $3.5 million frame.

Heaven is for Real added $2.4 million to its stash yesterday, off just 41 percent from the same day last week. The faith-based film's domestic total so far is $59.3 million. BoxOffice projects an $8.5 million weekend.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier posted $2.07 million yesterday, down 53 percent from last Friday--a fair hold considering the new competition from Amazing Spider-Man 2. With $231.5 million in the bank so far, BoxOffice projects a $7.4 million weekend for the Captain.

Last but not least, Rio 2 earned another $1.73 million yesterday, off 48 percent from last Friday. The animated sequel's domestic total stands at $100.6 million after 22 days in release. Its predecessor reached that mark in 17 days three years ago. BoxOffice projects Rio 2 will earn $7.2 million this weekend.

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris

Tags: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Rio 2, The Other Woman, Heaven is for Real, Brick Mansions, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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