Weekend Forecast: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Featured Stories - on April 30, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

tasm2.pngSummer's "official" box office start gets underway this weekend with the release of Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

PROS:

- The Spider-Man brand has seen enormous box office success over the past decade.
- The popularity of comic book adaptations could help increase the upfront demand for this.
- Sony's marketing campaign has highly saturated the market, raising exceptionally high levels of awareness for this sequel.
- As the weekend's only wide release, and the first kid-friendly release since Rio 2, families may pile into theaters this weekend.

CONS:

- Although it was received better than 2007's Spider-Man 3, 2012's Amazing Spider-Man still divided fans and audiences despite a fairly healthy total gross.
- Tracking--Twitter, Flixster, and Facebook included--have underwhelmed, trailing recent Marvel releases in many cases.
- Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier has recently enjoyed a strong run and very positive word of mouth--potentially lowering demand for another superhero movie just one month later.
- Fan buzz for the franchise has been in a general state of decline in recent years, particularly throughout the marketing campaign for this sequel.

Check out our complete weekend forecast in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Domestic Total through Sunday, May 4
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 2, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$94,000,000 $94,000,000
The Other Woman (2014) Apr 25, 2014 Fox
$14,000,000 $47,000,000
Heaven is for Real Apr 16, 2014 Sony / TriStar
$8,800,000 $65,800,000
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Apr 4, 2014 Disney
$8,700,000 $238,100,000
Rio 2 Apr 11, 2014 Fox
$8,300,000 $107,100,000
Brick Mansions Apr 25, 2014 Relativity Media
$3,800,000 $15,800,000
Bears Apr 18, 2014 Disneynature
$2,200,000 $14,700,000
Divergent Mar 21, 2014 Lionsgate / Summit
$2,100,000 $142,600,000
Transcendence Apr 18, 2014 Warner Bros.
$1,900,000 $22,100,000
God's Not Dead Mar 21, 2014 Freestyle / Pure Flix
$1,800,000 $55,600,000

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill, and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.

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