Well, with the Fourth of July holiday last week, it is a bit hard to really break down the numbers as films were not released just over the weekend, but on a staggered schedule throughout the last week. The Amazing Spider-Man, which was released on July 3rd, has brought in $140 million over its six day start. That is close to, but still less than, the original Sam Raimi Spider-Man that initially brought in $144m (and that is without the help of any 3D or IMAX higher-priced ticket sales). So, while Spidey topped the box office by a pretty wide margin, it seems that audiences didn't take to it as much as some might have hoped. It will probably have no problem this coming weekend, but it will be especially interesting to see what happens when The Dark Knight Rises is released in two weeks (YES! And can anyone tell which movie is my most anticipated movie of the summer?) as that will most likely take over the comic book audience.
Oliver Stone's Savages came out of the gate in fourth place, which is actually pretty good considering its R-rating and the fact that it is pretty violent. There is only one major release this weekend (Ice Age:Continental Drift) which could give the drama some time to build its audience and grow.
Katy Perry: Part of Me is right now being more compared to the failure of the Jonas Brothers concert movie than the wildly successful Justin Bieber one. In fact, the five day opening still brought in less than the Jo-Bros opening weekend and since that has been considered a major bomb, seems the film has a lot of work cut out for it.
|1. The Amazing Spider-Man|
$65 million 3 Day Total / $140m Total Domestic / $342m Total Worldwide
It was kind of amazing, but not as amazing as Amazing could have been.
$32.6 Million 3 Day Total / $120.2m Total Domestic / $135.2m Total Worldwide
Fuck you thunder! Call me a 13-year-old boy, but I loved Ted. You could say there are a lot of loopholes and problems in the story, but I didn't care because it made me laugh and laugh and laugh. Oh, and Giovanni Ribisi is kind of a genius.
$20.2 Million 3 Day Total / $175m Total Domestic / $211.1m Total Worldwide
Did the young girls reject Katy Perry and go for an animated adventure with a defiant Princess?
$16.2 Million 3 Day Total / New
A solid opening for an R-rated flick and an Oliver Stone movie. Perhaps Taylor Kitsch's luck is changing?
|5. Magic Mike|
$15.6 Million 3 Day Total / $72.8m Total Domestic
Dropped a pretty astounding 60% this week, but that could be due to a lot competition or the fact that it lost the luster of the "event" film after the first weekend. Either way, no one can deny the year of the Tatum continues.
|6. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection|
$10.2 Million 3 Day Total / $45.8m Total Domestic
Another film that dropped 60% in sales week to week and it is now in 22nd place for a Fat Suit movie. Yes, somebody tracks that. Oh, and in case you were wondering Mrs. Doubtfire is the number one fat suit movie.
|7. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted|
$7.7 Million 3 Day Total / $196m Total Domestic / $453.5m Total Worldwide
It has now made the most money of all the Madagascar films; unless you adjust for inflation and then it is third. Amazing when you realize how much these numbers can be spun!
|8. Katy Perry: Part of Me|
$7.2 Million 3 Day Total / $10.3m Total Domestic / $12.6m Total Worldwide
Seems like maybe she should stick to what she knows…cotton candy, rainbows, fireworks and music.
|9. Moonrise Kingdom|
$4.6 Million 3 Day Total / $26.9m Total Domestic / $38m Total Worldwide
"Jiminey Cricket, he flew the coop!" - Ed Norton's Scout Master Ward
|10. To Rome with Love|
$3.5 Million 3 Day Total / $5.6m Total Domestic / $17.3m Total Worldwide
Woody Allen's newest film was opened in wider release and has finally cracked the top 10. I'm not sure what to think about it yet, but looking forward to review on Friday, so I can decide.