NORTH AMERICA: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Grabs $110.7M in First Week
on May 09, 2014
By Daniel Garris
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 took in $3.56 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a seventh consecutive day. However, the second film in Sony's re-launched superhero franchise was down a sharp 14 percent from Wednesday. It should be noted that a number of films took significant hits on Thursday, due in part to Universal's Neighbors entering the marketplace on Thursday night and in part to the high ratings of the first round of the NFL Draft. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 easily led the weekly box office with a seven-day start of $110.70 million. That was 2 percent ahead of the $108.51 million seven-day start of last year's Thor: The Dark World and 6 percent behind the recent $117.61 million seven-day start of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film performed towards the lower end of pre-release expectations this week.
Fox's The Other Woman held steady in second place with $1.11 million. The modestly budgeted comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton was down 11 percent from Wednesday and down 41 percent from Thursday, which represented a respectable daily hold when taking into account the evening launch of Neighbors. The Other Woman placed in second for the week with $19.33 million. That was down 42 percent from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to a stronger than expected $52.48 million.
Heaven is for Real took in $0.611 million to remain in third place. Sony's break-out faith-based drama fell 7 percent from Wednesday and 38 percent from last Thursday. Heaven is for Real took third place this week with $11.32 million. That was down 40 percent from last week and brings the film's 23-day take to an impressive $68.22 million. Like many of the weekend's other holdovers, Heaven is for Real will hope to get a boost from Mother's Day this weekend.
Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier claimed fourth with $0.509 million. The blockbuster superhero sequel was down just 5 percent from Wednesday, which represented one of the day's better daily holds among wide releases. The film was down 40 percent from last Thursday. Captain America: The Winter Soldier placed in fourth for the week with $9.997 million. That was down 51 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's 35-day total to $239.38 million.
Rio 2 rounded out the day's top five with $0.341 million. Fox's computer animated sequel was up 1 percent over Wednesday and down 35 percent from last Thursday. Rio 2 landed in fifth for the week with $9.17 million, which represented a 44 percent decline from the previous frame. The 28-day total for Rio 2 stands at a very solid $108.04 million.