Great News for 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

by Caitlyn Callegari

Have no fear, it's almost here: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 crushed competition at the international box office. While us chumps here in the good old U S of A have to wait until May 2nd to catch Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone back in action, the greatly anticipated superhero sequel made its Easter weekend debut in fourteen overseas markets. Not only did it mark the biggest opening for each country it opened in (Seriously, woah) it reigned supreme at the top of the foreign box office as well. We suppose that Garfield and Stone won't be having any problems paying the bills this year or like, ever.

In even better news (if that's possible), it looks like Spider-Man is also going to soar past fellow superhero movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Considering Captain America has grossed $385.1 million in the foreign market, it's safe to say that even if Spider-Man never debuted in America it'd be a downright blockbuster hit. The sequel is directed by Marc Webb who also directed the first installment. The directing bodes well for the this film creatively in addition to it's obvious monetary success due to the previous film's warm reception by critics.

So what can all this talk about major money mean for the rebooted and re-imagined Amazing Spider-Man franchise? If we were betting, we'd say it means even more sequels. Twilight, The Hunger Games, and Divergent have milked their successes in multiple (and some would say unnecessary ) rounds of sequels, so why wouldn't Peter Parker enjoy some of that capitalization too?