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The Amazing Spider-Man On Track to Swing in With $125 Million Debut

Columbia Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man is expected to open north of $125 million over the six-day July 4 holiday, according to The Hollywood Reporter, making it second only to Marvel’s The Avengers in the summer blockbuster season.

Director Marc Webb’s franchise reboot is generating strong interest with males of all ages and females under 25; it’s appealing somewhat less with older women. It’s so far received mixed but generally positive reviews overseas.

The Amazing Spider-Man opens July 3, a little more than five years after the release of director Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3, whose $151.1 million debut in May 2007 set a three-day record (it’s since slipped to fifth place). Spider-Man 2 opened in the same six-day holiday frame in 2004, raking in $180 million (about $219 million when adjusted for inflation).

The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Irrfan Khan, Denis Leary, Chris Zylka, Campbell Scott, C. Thomas Howell, Embeth Davidtz and Annie Parisse.


  • John Byrne Says…

    Disliked Spider-Man, loved Spider-Man 2, despised Spider-Man 3.

    While some of the trailers for The Amazing Spider-Man look great, the last movie left such a bad taste in my mouth I won’t be seeing this opening weekend. I won’t be seeing it at all in the theater unless some people I know and whose opinion I trust tell me it’s worth it.

  • David

    Really? You’re so jaded that you’re punishing people who had absolutely nothing to do with that movie?

  • John Byrne Says…

    If you’ll reread my comment, I am open to seeing the movie if people whose opinion I trust think it’s worthwhile. Between family, friends and people I know online who I know will be going opening weekend, that’s at least 10 people who may persuade me.

    I just am not willing to rush out to see a movie starring a character who has already been in 3 movies, only one of which I liked. It doesn’t matter to me who the creative team is, I’m burned out on Spider-Man right now and will need more than some great trailers to push me to spend money on a ticket.

  • RunnerX13

    Looking at is as a punishing is a bit of a stretch.  I think it’s more a long the line that he assumes he won’t like the movie, so he won’t be seeing it.  I wasn’t a fan of Spider-Man I, fell a sleep during II, and laughed at III.  So I also have no plans to waste my time and money on this new movie.

  • Lewis4510

    Liked the first, loved the second, despised the the third. And have no desire to see this one. Mostly because it’s too soon to reboot the franchise with a do over of the origin.