Weekend Box Office: 'Amazing Spider-Man' Has Competition from 'Ted'by: Posted:
The high summer heat seems to be serving the box office well, as the current run of movies are making good money. When you have a choice between 100+ degree heat or a couple of hours in air conditioning with a Coke and some popcorn, the choice is pretty clear.
"The Amazing Spider-Man" was the big opener of the week, getting an early release Tuesday night to take advantage of the Independence Day holiday. Spidey earned about $75 million in the first couple of days, with another $65 million over the 3-day weekend, for a total of $140 million domestic thus far. Those aren't "The Avengers"-level numbers obviously, but still impressive, especially for a reboot.
"Ted" is the real surprise of the week, as the R-rated comedy from the creator of "Family Guy" earned another healthy $35.5 million in its second weekend. That's a drop of a mere 35% from an already huge first weekend, putting the movie at a cume of $123M thus far. To put that in perspective, that's a better pace than "The Hangover," which is one of the most successful R-rated non-sequel comedies in history.
Another holdover took third place, as "Brave" took in another $23.5 million in its third weekend for a cume of $177.8 mil domestic. That pushed the weekend's other major opener, the drug-crime drama "Savages," to fourth place, where it earned about $16.6 million. Those aren't great numbers, but "Savages" is a violent R-rated movie without any huge stars opening in the middle of the summer, so they're about as good as could be expected.
That left fifth place for "Magic Mike," which dropped a sharp 62% in its second weekend to earn another $14.9 million, bringing its cume to $72 mil. By all means, the stripper dramedy is still doing quite well.
The other notable opener of the weekend was the Katy Perry concert movie "Katy Perry: Part of Me," which earned only $10.4 million despite a fairly wide release. Then again, other concert movies haven't fared so well of late (looking at you, "Glee"), so this isn't much of a surprise. Plus, the thing only cost about $12 million to produce, so it's in good shape.
- "The Amazing Spider-Man" - $65 million ($140M)
- "Ted" - $35.5 million ($123M)
- "Brave" - $23.5 million ($177.8M)
- "Savages" - $16.6 million
- "Magic Mike" - $14.9 million ($72M)