Restarting the “Spider-Man” movie franchise is turning out to be a pretty good idea, at least at the box office.
“The Amazing Spider-Man” raked in $20.7 million on Friday (July 6), bringing its four-day total to an estimated $95.7 million. By the end of the weekend, it should have about $140 million to its credit. The Friday-to-Sunday frame should account for about $60 million.
That’s behind the three Sam Raimi-directed “Spider-Man” movies, all of which made at least $144 million in their first six days of release. But it stacks up well against similar franchise restarts like last year’s “X-Men: First Class” ($55 million in its opening weekend) and 2005’s “Batman Begins” ($48.7 million).
The weekend’s other new releases are performing pretty much in line with expectations. Oliver Stone’s “Savages” opened to $5.6 million Friday, which was good for sixth place and will give it a weekend take of about $15 million. Concert film “Katy Perry: Part of Me” made $2.7 million after opening to an estimated $3.1 million Thursday.
The rest of Friday’s Top 5 includes “Ted” ($10.5 million), “Brave” ($6.2 million) and “Magic Mike” ($6.1 million).