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'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' swings toward $92 million opening weekend haul

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 proved his worth at this weekend’s box office (May 2-4). Or did he?

The latest installment in the adventures of the your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man took in a very respectable $92 million, according to Paul Dergarabedian, senior analyst for box office tracking firm Rentrak.

It’s the seventh consecutive year that a Marvel Studios movie has kicked off the summer box office season. TASM2’s $92 million debut is thus far the second best behind another from that studio – Captain America: The Winter Soldier which continues to plug along.

Peter Parker’s latest derring-do outpaced the No. 2 grossing film of the week, The Other Woman which grossed an estimated $14.2 million and will likely gross in the $70 million range before its run is over.

Heaven Is For Real continued to find an audience with a weekend gross of $8.7 million and has brought in over $65 million thus far.

Captain America managed $7.67 million and will likely pass the $250 million mark by this time next week. Rounding out the top five: Rio 2 with $7.6 million.

The box office declined over this time last year, primarily because Iron Man 3 opened to ginormous numbers. That leaves this summer’s box office tracking 8 percent better than last year. TASM2 will likely dominate the box office next weekend as well with competition expected to come from the Seth Rogen-Zac Efron comedy Neighbors which opens Friday.

Here are this week’s Top 10 films courtesy of Rentrak:

TASM2 (Sony/Columbia): $92 million
The Other Woman (Fox): $14.2 million
Heaven Is For Real (Sony/Columbia): $8.7 million
Captain America (Disney): $.7.67 million
Rio 2 (Fox): $7.6 million
Brick Mansions (Relativity): $3.5 million
Divergent (Lionsgate): $$2.175 million
The Quiet Ones (Lionsgate): $2 million
God’s Not Dead (Freestyle): $1.77 million
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight): $1.74 million

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