The $220 million web-slinging adventure netted an estimated $20.7 million on Friday, which lifts its four-day total to $95.7 million. The Andrew Garfield/Emma Stone feature is headed for a weekend in the $65 million range, which would lift its six-day total to $140 million. Sure, that total is less than the $151.1 million that Spider-Man 3 earned in its first three days, but it’s a very strong start for a reboot. Batman Begins started with a humble $48.7 million, while X-Men: First Class zapped up $55.1 million during its opening weekend. Sony should be breathing a sigh of relief.
In second, Seth MacFarlane’s $50 million comedy Ted held up well, dropping 49 percent from its first Friday to $10.5 million. The R-rated raunchfest should stabilize over the rest of the weekend and take in about $35 million. Tonight, it will blaze past the $100 million mark, and it will finish the weekend with over $120 million.
Disney Pixar’s Scottish animation Brave stuck around in third place with another $6.2 million, which should lead to a $21 million weekend. The $185 million film will have about $175 million by Sunday. Warner’s Brothers’ Magic Mike was close behind with $6.1 million on its way to a likely $18 million frame, which would give the stripped film $75 million total.
Two newcomers weren’t able to climb to Spider-Man’s heights. In fifth, Oliver Stone’s Savages earned $5.6 million, and will take in about $16 million during its debut weekend. Universal and Relativity spent $45 million on the film. In seventh, Katy Perry: Part of Me, a 3-D concert documentary that cost Paramount $12 million, dropped 13 percent from its opening day to $2.7 million on Friday, making it clear that the film is not the next Justin Bieber: Never Say Never success story. Katy Perry will have earned about $11.5 million by Sunday.
1. The Amazing Spider-Man - $20.7 million
2. Ted - $10.5 million
3. Brave - $6.2 million
4. Magic Mike - $6.1 million
5. Savages - $5.6 million
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