The Amazing Spider-Man Swings To The Top – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend Of July 6th, 2012

While not necessarily “amazing”, the rebooted Spider-Man franchise had an extremely strong opening weekend, while Oliver Stone’s latest film also had a decent debut showing. Find out what went down at the box office after the jump.
As predicted, The Amazing Spider-Man took top spot at the box office this weekend, grossing $64 million to  bring its 7-day total to a solid $140 million. Now some pundits will definitely look at that as far from spectacular, since those numbers are down from the previous films in the franchise. However, consider a few things – The Amazing Spider-Man has grossed the most in its opening weekend of any rebooted comic book franchise (Batman Begins debut with $48 million, X-Men: First Class $54 million). As well, had the film debut on Friday rather than last Tuesday, the opening weekend would have been higher. Regardless, The Amazing Spider-Man is a success, and should manage to gross upwards of $300 million when all is said and done.

Also debuting this week was the latest Oliver Stone film Savages. The film placed fourth with $16 million, a decent showing for a film with no big draws (Blake Lively, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Taylor Kitsch are the leads). We’ll have a review of Savages up later this week, but it is well worth checking out and was decent summer counter programming.

As for the rest of the top five, Ted continued to draw crowds, landing in second with $32.5 million, bringing its two week total to $120 million. Pixar’s Brave took fourth spot with $20 million, while Magic Mike lost a bit of magic, dropping two spots and 60% to land at number five with $15.6 million. As for Katy Perry: Part of Me, the concert film debut at number eight with just $7 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) The Amazing Spider-Man – $65 million
2) Ted – $30 million
3) Magic Mike – $25 million
4) Brave – $20 million
5) Savages – $14 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) The Amazing Spider-Man – $65 million
2) Ted – $32.5 million
3) Brave – $20 million
4) Savages – $16 million
5) Magic Mike – $15.6 million

Next week Ice Age: Continental Drift tries to unseat Spidey from the top spot. Check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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