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Battle at the Box Office 5/5

By Zach


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 easily crushed the box office this weekend but it’s $92 million is a “disappointment” for the franchise, as it’s a lower opening compared to the first movie in the new series and also low compared to the Sam Raimi trilogy.  It’s made over $277 million overseas, so it’s not going to be a disaster by any means but it seems like there’s going to be diminishing returns if Sony keeps going the route it’s going.

The Other Woman was a distant, distant second with another $14.2 million, putting it just over $47 million total.  Heaven is for Real remained in third place with another $8.7 million putting it just shy of $70 million.

Captain America: The Winter Solider took a hit from Spider-Man’s debut, dropping to fourth but it still had a higher opening weekend and has made close to $250 million domestic, which Spider-Man may get close to if it doesn’t nose dive in the next week or two.

Rio 2 rounded out the top 5 with $7.6 million, putting it over $106 million and is now just barely over it’s budget of $103 million.

Nothing else really moved up or down this weekend but three new movies could shake things up, especially with Mother’s Day giving a boost to female focused movies like The Other Woman and the upcoming Mom’s Night Out.


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