Los Angeles: The new Spider-Man climbed to the top of movie box office charts with weekend sales of $65 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales, a smashing debut for the reinvented franchise about a web-slinging superhero.
The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield in the role played by Tobey Maguire in three earlier installments, started strong with $7.5 million in midnight sales on July 3 and remained so through the U.S. Independence Day holiday and the weekend. The 3D film has so far snared $140 million during its domestic run, distributor Sony Pictures said.
The film has generated $341.2 million overall, including $201.6 million in the 70 foreign markets in which it has opened. Of its worldwide total, more than $24 million has come from showings in IMAX wide-screen theatres, according to Imax. Earlier in the week, Sony had forecast domestic ticket sales of $130 million for the first six days.
The movie reboots the modern film series that began with 2002's Spider-Man and whose three movies netted around $2.5 billion at global box offices for its makers, Marvel Studios and distributor Sony Pictures....more
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New York: On a weekend in January of 2010, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios pivoted faster than even Spider-Man would dare. A fourth installment of the hugely popular Spider-Man franchise was planned, with director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire returning to their trilogy of films that had earned more than $2.5 billion at the global box office and generally been hailed as a standard-bearer in big-screen comic book adaptations....
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