Box Office Guru Wrapup: Amazing Spider-Man Leads Six-Day Frame

The latest Spider-Man film makes $65M for the weekend, and $140M in six days.



The summer of super heroes continued with the top spot debut of The Amazing Spider-Man which captured the number one spot over its extended holiday opening in North America. Sony's 3D reboot of the lucrative movie franchise grossed an estimated $65M over the Friday-to-Sunday frame and an exceptional $140M over the six days since its Tuesday launch. It was the fifth best extended opening over the Independence Day holiday trailing Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($180.7M in 6.5 days in 2011), Spider-Man 2 ($180.1M in 6 days in 2004), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($176.4M in 6 days in 2010), and Transformers ($155.4M in 6.5 days in 2007). Comparisons are not entirely fair since films debut in different ways with the actual 4th of July holiday falling on a different day each year.

Amazing averaged $15,053 from 4,318 locations over the weekend portion. Appeal was broad but older males led the way. Studio research showed that 58% of the crowd was male and 54% was 25 and older. 44% of the gross came from 3D screens which was not too high. $14.3M came from IMAX screens accounting for 10% of the six-day box office. The overall results were solid especially for a property being rebooted so soon. The first Spider-Man opened one decade ago in May 2002 swiping the all-time opening weekend record from Harry Potter while the most recent webslinger flick bowed just five years ago in May 2007 when Spider-Man 3 also set a new all-time opening weekend record taking the crown from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Amazing told the origin story once again before heading into a new hero tale. Many fans felt there was no need to reboot the series at this point in time but actively making a new film allowed Sony to retain the rights to the movie franchise. The studio has the sequel already set for release on the first weekend of May in 2014.

The Andrew Garfield-led tentpole began its run with a $35.9M opening day on Tuesday. Sales fell 35% to $23.3M on Wednesday for the 4th of July and then dipped 32% to $15.8M on Thursday giving it $75M in the bank before the weekend period began. Friday rose 31% to $20.7M, Saturday climbed 15% to $23.9M and Sunday is estimated to fall 14% to $20.5M. Reviews were mixed but generally upbeat and audiences were happy with what they paid to see as the CinemaScore grade was an A-. The webslinger has 11 days of super hero business to itself before the July 20 launch of The Dark Knight Rises which is expected to deliver the second largest debut of the year crushing all foes in the process.

Overseas, where The Amazing Spider-Man could really mint most of its money, results were strong with an estimated $129.1M this weekend from 70 markets boosting the international total to $201.6M and the worldwide haul to $341.2M. Top new debuts were $18.1M in the U.K., $10.8M from Russia, Mexico with $9.6M, $8M in France, and Australia at $7.5M. Holdover cumes were led by $25.2M in Korea and $20.7M in Japan.

Last week's top film Ted enjoyed a solid sophomore hold despite the arrival of a super hero tentpole grossing an estimated $32.6M for second place. The Seth MacFarlane comedy is benefiting from good word-of-mouth and a lack of competition for comedies for grown-ups right now. Dropping only 40%, the Universal release has upped its ten-day tally to $120.2M and seems headed for an amazing finish near the $200M mark. Ted cost only $50M to produce. Also faring well was the 3D animated hit Brave which slipped 41% to an estimated $20.2M in its third round holding steady in the bronze medal position. The Disney/Pixar release has collected an impressive $174.5M to date.

Oliver Stone was back with his latest film Savages which opened in fifth place with a solid $16.2M, according to estimates. The Universal release averaged $6,150 from 2,628 locations and played to mature adults and the director's fan base. It was the third biggest career debut for Stone after last fall's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and 2006's World Trade Center. Produced for $45M, the drug thriller Savages was based on the best-selling novel and stars Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro and Salma Hayek. Reviews were mixed. The R-rated film skewed older with 61% of the audience being 30 and older while the gender split was even with females accounting for 51% of the crowd. A troubling C+ CinemaScore puts into question the road ahead, however no new films aimed at adults will open next weekend.

Channing Tatum's hit stripper drama Magic Mike fell badly in its second weekend dropping 60% to an estimated $15.6M. The Warner Bros. pic tumbled 41% in its second day of release last weekend hinting at a rocky road ahead and the sophomore performance fell sharply as expected. With $72.8M in ten days, Mike will need to hold up better in the days ahead in order to finish with $100M.

Madea's Witness Protection suffered the usual steep sophomore fall that Tyler Perry films see. The Lionsgate pic fell 60% to an estimated $10.2M boosting the cume to $45.8M on its way to a $60M conclusion. Paramount and DreamWorks Animation followed with their 3D winner Madagascar 3 which took in an estimated $7.7M, off just 35%, for a cume of $196M thus far.

The 3D pop music doc Katy Perry: Part of Me bowed in eighth place with modest results grossing an estimated $7.2M over the Friday-to-Sunday span and $10.3M since opening on Thursday. The Paramount release was aimed at teen and tween girls and failed to make it past the multi-platinum singer's fan base. Playing in 2,730 theaters, the PG-rated pic averaged a dull $2,619 over the weekend. Reviews were good but mostly irrelevant from a commercial perspective since the target audience puts zero value into what middle-aged film critics have to say.

The studio saw much better results from pop prince Justin Bieber last year when his 3D concert biopic Never Say Never bowed to $30.3M. Katy had similar marketing gimmicks like special advance showings and interactive engagement with fans over social media. Studio research showed that 81% of the audience was female and 72% was under 25. What little good news the film saw was from its A CinemaScore and low $12M budget.

Wes Anderson's critical darling Moonrise Kingdom eased a scant 6% to an estimated $4.6M giving Focus $26.9M to date. The upscale crowd is still turning out for this as the top smarthouse choice of the moment. Woody Allen's latest offering To Rome With Love expanded nationwide in its third frame and grossed an estimated $3.5M from 806 theaters for a modest $4,345 average. It was a weaker showing than the veteran filmmaker's hit from last summer Midnight in Paris which made $5.8M in its first weekend of wide play last June in its fourth round. Rome has met with far less love from critics than Paris did and sits at a total of $5.3M for Sony Classics.

The top ten films grossed an estimated $182.7M which was up 30% from last year when Transformers: Dark of the Moon remained at number one with $47.1M; and was even with 2010 when Despicable Me debuted on top with $56.4M.


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King Crunk

King Crunk

Good for Webb and co. Haven't seen the new Spidey yet, but I have heard almost nothing but good things about it, so it is definitely on my list of films to see. Now it is only a matter of two weeks until we finally get the movie everybody has been waiting for. I'm still trying not too get too excited for The Dark Knight Rises because it is the third movie in a franchise, and those rarely pan out, but it is hard not to get pumped when you see the TV spots or full trailers.

Jul 8 - 04:31 PM

filmmaniac123

Aakash Kumar

...but it's Nolan haha. He didn't even want to make the third one unless he could top the Dark Knight. X Men 3 and Spider Man 3 were mainly just cash cows. There have been some amazing threequels like Bourne Ultimatum and Return of the King.

Jul 8 - 07:24 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Yeah, but those two films had source material to rely on. Also, so far we've never had a third superhero movie that wasn't a letdown compared to the first two. However, if there's anyone who can lift the third movie superhero curse it's Nolan.

Jul 8 - 09:32 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Actually, no. The Bourne movies have basically zero in common with the books.

Jul 8 - 10:04 PM

Ryan Metzger

Ryan Metzger

Actually, Nolan has a source material: his mind.

Jul 8 - 10:18 PM

Chris Eaton

Chris Eaton

Expectations are running so high that it's almost certainly going to be a letdown. Anything short of topping TDK will be a viewed as a disappointment, and that's an almost impossible feat at this point.

Jul 9 - 05:11 AM

MisterVile

Mister Vile

Chris E is correct

Jul 9 - 10:25 AM

dj Mark

Mark Marquis

I have to agree with Chris E as well. There is a pattern in geek culture that keeps getting repeated. A movie is hyped up to hysterical proportions and then it lets down its audience. Some of the blame lies with the audience. Some of the blame is with the media sources that cover every tiny detail of a film's production and help to build the insatiable anticipation. I believe Nolan is talented enough to deliver a truly remarkable film. It may surprise or even bewilder. It certainly won't fizzle. But will it cure cancer? At this point if it doesn't it will be labeled a "let down."

Jul 10 - 08:01 AM

Rachit Goyal

Rachit Goyal

You're forgetting Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

Jul 10 - 03:35 AM

MisterVile

Mister Vile

That came out after the letdown known as temple of doom.

Jul 10 - 10:17 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

I just got back from ASM, it was pretty decent. Wasn't awesome to be sure, it really sags in the middle, but it was fun overall. Definitely worth the $10.

Having said that, I still greatly prefer SM 1 and 2, those movies were a lot more interesting and fun, which is not surprising given the director. This feels a tad anonymous in the action department.

Jul 8 - 08:24 PM

bleak5170

Dan Theman

I watched SM 1 and 2 over the weekend and even though they're showing their age, they are still better than the re-boot, (which isn't a bad movie at all). SM 2 in particular, is still one of the best superhero movies I have ever seen. People complain about the original trilogy straying too far from the source material, but other than the web-shooters, it really sticks very closely to the comics. Much more so than most comic-to-movie translations.

Jul 9 - 07:14 AM

Jermain Jackson

Jermain Jackson

No it doesn't, Mary Jane wasn't Peter's first Love, he wasn't in love with her since he was a kid. Green Goblin wasn't his first major villain, he wasn't best friends with Harry Osborn in High School. Peter didn't have any friends actually. Peter wasn't looking for a career in photography, he wanted to be a scientist. Dr. Connors wasn't his Professor in College. The Sandman wasn't Uncle Ben's killer, Eddie Brock wasn't some whinny brat, who dated Gwen Stacy. Venom didn't say "I" and "me", he spoke in plural. Gwen Stacy wasn't just some girl in Peter's college class who he ends up dating just to get back at Mary Jane(A total disrespect for a major character who was a big part of Peter's life and whose death, holds great significance).

Yeah TASM, does have things different from the ASM comics as it takes some stuff from the Ultimates Universe but The Original Trilogy did not stick very close to the comments. I'm not raging by the way, I enjoyed every Spider-man movie, even 3.

Jul 9 - 07:50 AM

MisterVile

Mister Vile

I disagree the Raimi movies were action popcorn flicks. TASM is a spider-man movie.

Jul 9 - 10:26 AM

Hugo Emanuel Melo

Hugo Emanuel Melo

Sequels usually don't pan put either, and The dark Knight was vastly superior to Batman Begins. However I am a bit concerned with TDKR because what made TDK so great was the psychological weight that the film carried. It had depth and didn't rely on the action to get the juices flowing. From the stills I've seen from the third installment, it appears to be alot more action oriented and frankly, that makes me a bit ceptic. I'm sure it will be good, but I really want it to knock the triology over the park. I wasn't too keen on Batman Begins because of the weak screenplay and some silly scenes (Ras'having died from the fall of a few pieces of burning wood; how scarecrow, Holmes character and the kid that got the batarang ended up all in the same place despite the chaos and confusion, certain lines of dialogue were cringeworthy, etc), but enjoyed it nonetheless. However TDK was THE greatest action hero movie of all time (as long as you don't count Beatrix Kiddo from Kill Bill as an action hero lol) so I really wanted Nolan to give something as strong as that one.

Jul 9 - 02:50 AM

Jimmy G.

Jimmy Gee

I don't think that Dark Knight was "vastly superior" to Batman Begins. It may have had a superior villain, but that was to be expected to some degree...it is the JOKER after all. And maybe it was the better film...but I thought Batman Begins was the superior film--it felt much more tighter and complete--Dark Knight was great, don't get me wrong, but got a little away from things at times. This is splitting hairs perhaps, but I don't know why someone would say that TDK is "vastly superior." No offense--you're definitely entitled to your opinion. :)

Jul 10 - 08:38 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Agree 100%

Jul 10 - 11:22 AM

Billy B.

Billy Barnett

Not surprising, it was pretty good for a reboot for a franchise that didn't go bad (in my opinion). The cast was good, the story was good and so was the action and even the love scenes (believe it or not). The Lizard was awesome and Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker) can be quite funny at some points. I still like the first two better, but i was surprised it was better than number 3. I look forward to the sequel. Right now though, I am preparing to see my favorite superhero on the big screen in The Dark Knight Rises..

Jul 8 - 04:41 PM

Movie Monster

Bentley Lyles

I'll be finally seeing The Amazing Spider-Man tomorrow! I'm glad it's off to a great start. I think it will take the #1 spot again next week unless Ice Age 4 takes its spot.

Jul 8 - 05:11 PM

Jaxx Raxor

Adam Jones

Ice Age 4 should easily win next weekend, its the only wide release film next week and it will appeal to the kids. Counting only Friday to Sunday TAM made about $65 million. It should drop by around 50% to $32 million or so. Ice Age 4 should really get at least $40. Madagascar 3 got $60 million on opening weekend, and that film actually had competition, (although Prometheus appealed to a vastly different audience). Ice Age is fairly similar series to Madagascar so they should make the same amount of money. The only difference being that Ice Age is less popular to movie critics than Madagascar, but that is meaningless to the little kids.

Jul 8 - 08:02 PM

Jimmy G.

Jimmy Gee

Another thing you might not be considering is that Ice Age is coming right behind Brave and (not too long ago) Madagascar. Parents may be reaching their limit for now of how many times they're shelling out money for a cartoon. (Not to mention a lot of parents, like me, took their kids to see Amazing Spiderman last week, and more will be heading to the theaters with kids in tow this weekend to do the same).
Ice Age might very well win the weekend, but I don't think its as in the bag as you think...its gonna be close.

Jul 10 - 08:44 AM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

Did Brave just completely fall out of the top 10 or did I miss it?

Jul 8 - 05:12 PM

Lyle Bandoquillo

Lyle Bandoquillo

LOL - It's hanging in there at #3. Big surprise, really, since it's one of Pixar's weakest and def. most unoriginal (discounting the Cars v Doc Hollywood).

Jul 8 - 05:28 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

I thought it was great, but I'm a sucker for classic animation and never get tired of those kinds of stories. I also don't put as much of a pricetag on originality as most do. What matters to me most is if a story is told well and I think Brave was. Plus I loves me a good Scottish accent and Gaelic music soundtrack. Tis the sound of angels themselves.

Jul 8 - 06:31 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

Nevermind, I see it at the end of the Ted paragraph.

Jul 8 - 06:34 PM

Jake

Jake Armistead

Not exactly a stellar six day opening considering Spider-Man 2 took more money despite lower ticket prices, no 3D and no IMAX. A reboot that has come too soon amid an already full past few years of superhero movies.

Jul 8 - 05:15 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

Yes, but Spiderman 2 was also following the excellent original Spiderman which TASM had to follow the craptacular Spiderman 3. Openings to sequals and reboots are usually more about the movie that preceded them than the actual movie itself.

Jul 8 - 06:28 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Reboots in general have an uphill battle ahead of them. That's probably why reboots have been so good. They can't rest on the laurels of the franchise brand name, because that brand name has either been dragged through the mud (Batman, Star Trek), or if it's still going relatively strong, just suffered a stumble or so (James Bond, Spiderman), then people will feel that there's no need for a reboot, so in both cases the reboot has to convince people to give it a chance.

Jul 9 - 02:12 AM

Herson Cruz

Herson Cruz

It's stellar when you compare it to other reboots like Batman Begins, X-Men: First Class, Incredible Hulk, and Superman Returns. TASM blew all those reboots out of the water.

Jul 8 - 09:23 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

You kidding? I can agree on the rest but Batman Begins rocked.

Jul 9 - 01:20 AM

King  S.

King Simba

I think he's talking about the box office.

But quality wise, yeah I'd put Batman Begins as well as Star Trek and Casino Royale above it, though that says more about the quality of reboots in general than it does of the quality of Amazing Spiderman (which I'd personally rank second best of the franchise so far, behind only Spiderman 2).

Jul 9 - 02:01 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Taking the extra 3D charges into account, "Batman Begins" still sold more tickets. And it was a much better film to boot.

Jul 9 - 09:25 AM

Herson Cruz

Herson Cruz

Of course Batman Begins rocked, but i was talking about weekend box office and its six day total. $341M worldwide for a reboot in such a short time is pretty stellar if you ask me.

Jul 9 - 09:57 AM

Bow Ties are Cool

The Holy Rainbow of Awesomness

Spider-Man has always been a bigger name than those (whilst Batman is bigger now back then B&R was his last movie). It also had a heavy emphasis on 3D.

Jul 9 - 02:31 AM

Mr. Dufresne

Chip McNair

Both Batman Begins and The Amazing Spider-Man are easily the best reboots I've ever seen. Both managed to be better than their orignal series.

Jul 9 - 12:44 PM

Lyle Bandoquillo

Lyle Bandoquillo

LOL - It's hanging in there at #3. Big surprise, really, since it's one of Pixar's weakest and def. most unoriginal (discounting the Cars v Doc Hollywood).

Jul 8 - 05:28 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

I thought it was great, but I'm a sucker for classic animation and never get tired of those kinds of stories. I also don't put as much of a pricetag on originality as most do. What matters to me most is if a story is told well and I think Brave was. Plus I loves me a good Scottish accent and Gaelic music soundtrack. Tis the sound of angels themselves.

Jul 8 - 06:31 PM

Onion Rovirosa

Onion Rovirosa

Amazing Spiderman was good but forgettable.
Spiderman 1 had the backward kiss, the music, the villains and i the line "with great power comes great responsibility"

I do like Toby better than Andrew,Toby does feel like an underdog while Andrew seems like he belongs on GQ

Jul 8 - 05:58 PM

Red M.

Red Marred

i agree. it lacks a punchline or a motto, and it doesn't have a backward kiss..those are the let downs but understandable because it's an early reboot, the filmmakers imaginations are somewhat limited coz they need to avoid a lot of things, like avoiding being too familiar, avoid trying too hard, just like avoiding a lot of things just so your girlfriend does not remember her ex-boyfriend but you still try your best to make her happy w/o looking like a trying hard(HAHA, what an analogy).


Still, they did a good job w/ dz movie, not exactly a better movie than Spider-Man 1 but it has paved a perfect road for an awesome series(i know it will be awesome because this was a good start). I think the Raimi series were at best as individual films but not as a series.

One more thing, I'm looking forward to them improving the boss fight levels, coz the Raimi action sequences are superb, they need to at least match that to keep that "spidey-thrill".

Jul 8 - 06:40 PM

Thomas Wallace

Thomas Wallace

Yeah it didn't really seem to have a theme. It seemed like they would start with dealing with the concept of weakness which could have been pretty good, only they just kinda let it die, while late in the movie brought up other themes that harkened back to the previous spideys like duty/responsibility over personal desire. It also left things like his uncle/aunt issues unresolved, as they presented his struggle of blaming himself over his uncle, while not moving on it at all. So where as I enjoyed the movie and didn't mind Garfield, it still falls short of Spidey 1 and 2.

Jul 9 - 08:07 AM

Red M.

Red Marred

but w/ all that said, i disagree that it's forgettable, that's just how i feel though..

Jul 8 - 06:42 PM

Onion Rovirosa

Onion Rovirosa

i dont mind Andrew being good looking. My problem is that i never felt he was an underdog.
All Andrew kept doing was smiling looking like "i know i am spiderman and get you in trouble, but its ok, check out my smile!"
I lost count of how many times he kept playing his head. Jeez...hahahaha :P

Jul 8 - 07:32 PM

Zachary T

Zachary Thomas

He got thrown on his head at the beginning of the move by Gordon ... but I see what your saying, relative to the other movie.

Overall, I would say the reboot is good competition, if not superseding, 2002's Spiderman. I'll concede this movie lacks the "great power comes great responsibility", but otherwise has the villains and the romance. The older movie definitely had more cultural significance than this movie.

Jul 8 - 10:48 PM

MisterVile

Mister Vile

Every argument you used for the Raimi movie i would use against it. Spider-man is anything but simplistic movie trash.

Jul 9 - 10:30 AM

Mr. Dufresne

Chip McNair

I disagree, Onion R. I mean, I love the first two movies and sure, they were memorable, but this one is too imho. And the music was different but great. I actually felt the same as you at first, but you should give it another shot. I feel it's easily the best (and most faithful) Spider-Man movie.

Jul 9 - 12:52 PM

Onion Rovirosa

Onion Rovirosa

The music sounds too much like avatar at some points.....James Horner.

Jul 9 - 05:46 PM

Onion Rovirosa

Onion Rovirosa

Three things i like much better in this movie
1. They finally explain what is spiderman hanging himself from.
2. The Spiderman suit is much cooler and realistic this time.
3. Spiderman sense of humor.

Jul 9 - 05:52 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

Yes, but Spiderman 2 was also following the excellent original Spiderman which TASM had to follow the craptacular Spiderman 3. Openings to sequals and reboots are usually more about the movie that preceded them than the actual movie itself.

Jul 8 - 06:28 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Reboots in general have an uphill battle ahead of them. That's probably why reboots have been so good. They can't rest on the laurels of the franchise brand name, because that brand name has either been dragged through the mud (Batman, Star Trek), or if it's still going relatively strong, just suffered a stumble or so (James Bond, Spiderman), then people will feel that there's no need for a reboot, so in both cases the reboot has to convince people to give it a chance.

Jul 9 - 02:12 AM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

I thought it was great, but I'm a sucker for classic animation and never get tired of those kinds of stories. I also don't put as much of a pricetag on originality as most do. What matters to me most is if a story is told well and I think Brave was. Plus I loves me a good Scottish accent and Gaelic music soundtrack. Tis the sound of angels themselves.

Jul 8 - 06:31 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

Nevermind, I see it at the end of the Ted paragraph.

Jul 8 - 06:34 PM

Red M.

Red Marred

i agree. it lacks a punchline or a motto, and it doesn't have a backward kiss..those are the let downs but understandable because it's an early reboot, the filmmakers imaginations are somewhat limited coz they need to avoid a lot of things, like avoiding being too familiar, avoid trying too hard, just like avoiding a lot of things just so your girlfriend does not remember her ex-boyfriend but you still try your best to make her happy w/o looking like a trying hard(HAHA, what an analogy).


Still, they did a good job w/ dz movie, not exactly a better movie than Spider-Man 1 but it has paved a perfect road for an awesome series(i know it will be awesome because this was a good start). I think the Raimi series were at best as individual films but not as a series.

One more thing, I'm looking forward to them improving the boss fight levels, coz the Raimi action sequences are superb, they need to at least match that to keep that "spidey-thrill".

Jul 8 - 06:40 PM

Thomas Wallace

Thomas Wallace

Yeah it didn't really seem to have a theme. It seemed like they would start with dealing with the concept of weakness which could have been pretty good, only they just kinda let it die, while late in the movie brought up other themes that harkened back to the previous spideys like duty/responsibility over personal desire. It also left things like his uncle/aunt issues unresolved, as they presented his struggle of blaming himself over his uncle, while not moving on it at all. So where as I enjoyed the movie and didn't mind Garfield, it still falls short of Spidey 1 and 2.

Jul 9 - 08:07 AM

Red M.

Red Marred

but w/ all that said, i disagree that it's forgettable, that's just how i feel though..

Jul 8 - 06:42 PM

Onion Rovirosa

Onion Rovirosa

i dont mind Andrew being good looking. My problem is that i never felt he was an underdog.
All Andrew kept doing was smiling looking like "i know i am spiderman and get you in trouble, but its ok, check out my smile!"
I lost count of how many times he kept playing his head. Jeez...hahahaha :P

Jul 8 - 07:32 PM

Zachary T

Zachary Thomas

He got thrown on his head at the beginning of the move by Gordon ... but I see what your saying, relative to the other movie.

Overall, I would say the reboot is good competition, if not superseding, 2002's Spiderman. I'll concede this movie lacks the "great power comes great responsibility", but otherwise has the villains and the romance. The older movie definitely had more cultural significance than this movie.

Jul 8 - 10:48 PM

ballermat982

ballermat 982

TDKR is approaching. Get hyped.

Jul 8 - 06:58 PM

Alberto Zeeky

Alberto Zeeky

Enjoyed TASM a lot, a very fun film.

However, the sequel is what really starts to interest me.

***Just a heads up, there may be minor spoilers if you read on.

First off, you have the mysterious character at the end of the film with no real clues to indicate who it is.

Secondly, the fact they have Gwen over Mary Jane has to make me think that the film will go the route of having Gwen killed off like in the comic books, but the fact that it's Norman Osborne who kills her would indicate that the Green Goblin would appear in the impending films which seems difficult to see with a reboot that covers the same ground (at least the beginning origin) to repeat a villian as well... plus I can't really picture anyone but William Dafoe now as the role.

Lastly, the fact that we actually have seen Peter's parents and that no explanation is given as to what actually happened to them as the beginning scene depicts the mad dash done by Peter's father inspecting his study room and then to take into consideration of what the mysterious character meant by Peter learning the truth of his parents.

I wouldn't have expected so much mystery coming out of a Spider-Man film, so it successfully managed in having me remember the film.

Jul 8 - 06:59 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Spoilers - and don't forget that Uncle Ben's killer is still on the loose.

But yeah, it definetely feels like it's just the first part of a bigger story, which helps it stand out from Raimi's films, which were all seperate entries.

Jul 8 - 09:29 PM

Herson Cruz

Herson Cruz

I would love for Dafoe to come back and reprise his role as the GG.

Jul 9 - 10:00 AM

Clint D.

Clint Davis

I swear Dafoe was so over the top in the original, he gave Bane's performance in B&R credibility. Have you watched the original Spiderman lately? Keep him out of future comic book films period.

Jul 9 - 10:16 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

DaFoe should be in every film ever made.

Jul 9 - 10:30 AM

MisterVile

Mister Vile

No, not when he has that fake evil laugh he shouldn't.

Jul 9 - 10:33 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Yesss. All of them. Shh. Shhhh. Shhhhhh....every single one, laughing, so, so very evil.

Jul 9 - 11:01 AM

filmmaniac123

Aakash Kumar

...but it's Nolan haha. He didn't even want to make the third one unless he could top the Dark Knight. X Men 3 and Spider Man 3 were mainly just cash cows. There have been some amazing threequels like Bourne Ultimatum and Return of the King.

Jul 8 - 07:24 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Yeah, but those two films had source material to rely on. Also, so far we've never had a third superhero movie that wasn't a letdown compared to the first two. However, if there's anyone who can lift the third movie superhero curse it's Nolan.

Jul 8 - 09:32 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Actually, no. The Bourne movies have basically zero in common with the books.

Jul 8 - 10:04 PM

Ryan Metzger

Ryan Metzger

Actually, Nolan has a source material: his mind.

Jul 8 - 10:18 PM

Chris Eaton

Chris Eaton

Expectations are running so high that it's almost certainly going to be a letdown. Anything short of topping TDK will be a viewed as a disappointment, and that's an almost impossible feat at this point.

Jul 9 - 05:11 AM

MisterVile

Mister Vile

Chris E is correct

Jul 9 - 10:25 AM

dj Mark

Mark Marquis

I have to agree with Chris E as well. There is a pattern in geek culture that keeps getting repeated. A movie is hyped up to hysterical proportions and then it lets down its audience. Some of the blame lies with the audience. Some of the blame is with the media sources that cover every tiny detail of a film's production and help to build the insatiable anticipation. I believe Nolan is talented enough to deliver a truly remarkable film. It may surprise or even bewilder. It certainly won't fizzle. But will it cure cancer? At this point if it doesn't it will be labeled a "let down."

Jul 10 - 08:01 AM

Rachit Goyal

Rachit Goyal

You're forgetting Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

Jul 10 - 03:35 AM

MisterVile

Mister Vile

That came out after the letdown known as temple of doom.

Jul 10 - 10:17 AM

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