‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ is Amazing at the Weekend Box Office

– by Gig Patta

Spidey webbed in a lot of moolah during this weekend box office.

Sony Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man” earned $65 million during the three-day weekend. During its six-day release, the movie has now grossed over $140 million.

Despite the strong box office opening, “The Amazing Spider-Man” earned less than other Spider-Man predecessors. The largest Spider-Man weekend opening was with 2007’s “Spider-Man 3” with $151 million. The previous three Spider-Man movies went on to gross more than $300 million and the original “Spider-Man” actually reached the $400 million mark.

In this Marc Webb-directed Spider-Man reboot, it starred Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans.

Universal Pictures’ Oliver Stone-directed movie “Savages” opened with $16.1 million for fourth place. The movie starred Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro and Salma Hayek in a movie about two marijuana growers trying to save their girlfriend from a drug cartel.

And music documentary “Katy Perry: Part of Me” opened in eighth place with $7.15 million. The 3D movie chronicled the life of pop-singer Katy Perry—both on stage and off stage.

For the rest of the top five, comedy “Ted” earned $32.5 million in second place, a drop of 40.1 percent from the previous weekend. The movie earned more than $120 million in its second weekend of release. Animated movie “Brave” earned $20.1 million for third place, a decrease of 40.9 percent from the previous weekend. And in fifth place, male stripper movie “Magic Mike” garnered $15.6 million, a big decrease of 60.1 percent from the previous weekend.

For next weekend, “Ice Age: Continental Drift” will open in theaters.

Here is the WEEKEND BOX OFFICE REPORT for July 6-8, 2012:

1. The Amazing Spider-Man $65 million
2. Ted $32.5 million
3. Brave $20.1 million
4. Savages $16.16 million
5. Magic Mike $15.6 million
6. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection $10.2 million
7. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $7.7 million
8. Katy Perry: Part of Me $7.15 million
9. Moonrise Kingdom $4.64 million
10. To Rome with Love $3.502 million

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