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Weekend box office: 'Amazing Spider-man' sequel blows predecessor away

This weekend, Andrew Garfield solidified his place in the Marvel universe with “The Amazing Spider-man 2”, a sequel to the franchise reboot of a couple years ago in which Garfield plays Peter Parker/Spider-man. “The Amazing Spider-man” grossed a respectable $62 million upon its debut in 2012, but that was nothing close what the Sam Raimi/Tobey McGuire “Spider-man” franchise made; their “Spider-man 3” opened in summer 2007 with over $150 million. But “Spider-man” fever is spreading once again, and “The Amazing Spider-man 2” kicked off the summer blockbuster season this weekend with $92 million; that’s $30 million more than its predecessor debuted with, likely caused by a combination of Garfield’s growing popularity with moviegoers as the web-slinging superhero, and the ever-increasing popularity of the Marvel universe in general—Marvel already had one film released this year, last month’s “Captain America” sequel, and still has two more coming out this summer.

Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and girlfriend Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) in "The Amazing Spider-man 2"
Columbia TriStar

“The Amazing Spider-man 2” also dominated due to a lack of competition; there weren’t any other films released nationwide this weekend. Last weekend’s number one movie, the comedy “The Other Woman”, dropped to second with only $14.2 million.

The complete list the top 12 movies at the box office this weekend is below. Click the links to read my full review of each film.

1. “The Amazing Spider-man 2”: $92 million

2. “The Other Woman”: $14.2 million

3. “Heaven is for Real”: $8.7 million

4. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”: $7.7 million

5. “Rio 2”: $7.6 million

6. “Brick Mansions”: $3.5 million

7. “Divergent”: $2.1 million

8. “The Quiet Ones”: $2 million

9. “God’s Not Dead”: $1.76 million

10. “The Grand Budapest Hotel”: $1.73 million

11. “Bears”: $1.6 million

12. “Draft Day”: $1.4 million

Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.

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