'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Loses to 'Captain America', Has Huge Numbers Nonetheless
People either really love being able to see power couple Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone up close and personal at the movie theater, or they’re really just loving the new Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie. We’re going to go with both. Either way, the movie has seen a pretty decent start in the summer box office so far. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opened to $92 million domestically and has made $369 million globally, progressively putting it ahead of The Amazing Spider-Man.
These numbers bring the film to second place domestically for 2014 movies, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier still holding first after opening to $95 million in April. However, the movie currently stands at number seven for May openings. Not fantastic but not too shabby either.
Thirty-three percent of this weekend’s audience members was comprised of families and younger moviegoers, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and 51 percent of those who attended were under the age of 25. In addition, 61 percent of the audience was made up of males, which of course should be surprising considering how obsessed many women are with Stone, and especially Garfield. Hopefully those numbers will balance out a bit in the future.
The film was also able to pull in $9.3 million in ticket sales from 353 Imax theaters domestically, and $7.3 million from large-format screens. Abroad, it produced $16 million from Imax theaters.
Currently, Rotten Tomatoes critics gave the movie a 54 percent on the tomatometer while audience members gave it a user rating of 75 percent. On IMDb, the film was given a 7.6/10 while Metacritic gave it a 53 percent with a 7.6 user score. Probably most notably, Christy Lemire, movie reviewer for RogerEbert.com only gave the movie two stars.
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