The superhero movie "The Amazing Spider Man" already breaking records it looks like summer 2012 is going to, once again. The Amazing Spider Man well Sony have revealed that it is the first in a trilogy of movies while, I have no doubt, that the Avengers will be back.
So to celebrate the success of this genre at the box over the years we take a look at just how much money these movies have made.
It has been four years since a Batman movie last graced the big screen - The Dark Knight going on to break $1 billion and become one of the biggest movies of all time.
The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Marc Webb, based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. It is a reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise, portraying the character's origin story and his development into a superhero while still a high school student. The film stars Andrew Garfield in the title role as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, with Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors.
A young Peter Parker discovers his father's study has been broken into. His father, Richard, gathers up hidden documents, and Peter's parents take him to the home of his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, then mysteriously depart. Years later, a teenage Peter attends Midtown Science High School, where he is bullied by Flash Thompson and has caught the eye of Gwen Stacy. At home, Peter finds Richard's papers, and learns his father worked with fellow scientist Dr. Curt Connors at Oscorp. Faking his way into Oscorp as one of a group of high-school interns, Peter sneaks into a lab where a "biocable" is being created from genetically modified spiders, one of which bites him. On the subway ride home, he is shocked to find strange spider-like abilities manifesting.
The review aggregator film site Rotten Tomatoes reported an 73% approval rating, based on 228 reviews, with an average rating of 6.7/10. It offers the consensus: "A well-chosen cast and sure-handed direction allows The Amazing Spider-Man to thrill despite revisiting many of the same plot points from 2002's Spider-Man." On Metacritic, the film achieved an average score of 66 out of 100, based on 42 critics, signifying "generally favorable reviews". CinemaScore reported that audience gave a A- grade for the film.
The Amazing Spider-Man has earned $95,718,000 in North America, as of July 5, 2012, and $50,200,000 in other countries, as of July 1, 2012, for a worldwide total of $145,918,000.
In North America, the film earned an estimated $7.5 million during its midnight run at 3,150 locations, including $1.2 million from 300 IMAX venues. On its opening day, a pre-holiday Tuesday, it surpassed Transformer’s Tuesday gross ($27.9 million) with $35 million to set the highest-Tuesday gross record. The next day, the film dropped 33.4% to $23.3 million—the second-highest non-opening Wednesday. Compared to other Fourth of July openers, The Amazing Spider-Man’s two-day gross is behind Transformers’ and Spider-Man 2's two day start of $65.7 million and $64.3 million respectively.
Outside North America, The Amazing Spider-Man grossed $51.1 million on its 5-day opening weekend (June 27 – July 1, 2012) from 13 markets, with strong openings in many Asian countries. In India, it earned $6.0 million, marking the biggest opening for a Hollywood film.