Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
     

Weekend Box Office: Spider-Man Pretty Amazing, Savages So-So, Katy Perry Fizzles Out

View Chris Kavan's Profile

By Chris Kavan - 07/08/12 at 11:17 PM CT

After a long holiday opening thanks the 4th falling on Wednesday, it was no surprise that a super hero once again made his way to the top of the box office.

The Amazing Spider-Man, coming off a five-year hiatus since Spider-Man 3 last gave us a look at the web-slinging hero, took in $65 million over the weekend tallied $140 since opening on the 3rd. It was in line with expectations, and just about matched the original Spider-Man ($144.2 million) though it couldn't match up to either Spider-Man 2 ($180.1 million) or Spider-Man 3 ($176.2 million). However, the good news is compared to another franchise that launched five years after its predecessor, it did much better than X-Men: First Class ($69.9 million).

The Amazing Spider-Man got a bit of help from IMAX screens, which accounted for a substantial $14.3 million (or about 10%) of its gross. But even with the IMAX screens, 3D only accounted for about 44% of its total. The film earned an A- score from audiences - mostly younger males and it should be able to coast along by word-of-mouth, though the real test will come when The Dark Knight Rises hits in two weeks.

Also opening to decent numbers was Oliver Stone's R-rated drug-infused bloodbath, Savages. The film took in $16.2 million for fourth place. It was Stone's third best opening behind Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps ($19 million) and World Trade Center ($18.7 million) - though it was his best opening for an R-rated film. The film earned just a C+, meaning chances are slim it will be sticking around the top 10 for long.

If Savages managed a decent opening, the same can't be said for Katy Perry: Part of Me. The concert documentary brought in just $7.15 million for an eight-place finish. As a comparison, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never brought in $29.5 and even the Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (considered a bit of a flop itself) opened with $12.5 million. Though the largely female and slightly older audience awarded it an "A" cinemascore, chances are it won't be making many waves in the coming weeks.

Rounding out the top 5, Ted dropped 40% in its second week, but still took second place with $32.6 million and now stands at $120.2 million (and still tracking ahead of The Hangover at the same point). With little in the way of competition for an R-rated raunchy comedy in the next few weeks, Ted should manage to break the $200 million mark before the end of its run.

Pixar's Brave stayed in the 3rd spot for the second straight weekend. The animated film took in $20.1 million, down about 41% from last week. The total for the female-driven film is now at $174.5 million and even if Ice Age: Continental Drift steals some of its thunder, it should still be able to cross the $200 million mark as well.

Magic Mike rounds out the top five, taking in $15.6 million. The "event" film took a hefty 60% hit from its opening weekend, though it was widely expected. The film stands at $72.8 million and it's still up-in-the-air whether it will be Channing Tatum's third $100 million film of the year, or if it will fall just short.

Outside the top five, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted officially became the highest-grossing film in the series, taking in $7.7 million (7th place) and raising its total to $196 million.

Cracking the top 10 after expanding to 806 theaters, Woody Allen's To Rome With Love took in $3.5 million and the film stands at $5.6 million total and by next weekend, should be another hit for Sony Pictures Classic, in fact, their second-biggest hit behind Allen's Midnight in Paris.

Next week the only film that will break out in wide-release is Ice Age: Continental Drift and with Madagascar 3 and Brave still bringing in audiences, it will be interesting to see how well another family film does at the box office.

Comments
0 comments
Name: 

Avoid spam Captcha: Sign Up + or Log In +   
 
Bloggers
Recent Blog Posts
Archive

All Posts

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

 
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Top Movie List by Michael
Movies of 2017 by Stoney McStonerson
2017 by Randall
2013 by Karmand
Movies I've Seen by M3tr4nk0
2017 Rated and Ranked by Chris Kavan
Best Horror Films of all Time by cacb3995
Top Movie List by Seth

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy

   
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
Are you sure you want to delete this blog?