Friday Box Office: “Amazing Spider-Man” slings to victory

Andrew Garfield stars in Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man," which easily topped the box office chart this weekend.As expected, “The Amazing Spider-Man” came in at #1 on Friday, continuing to do healthy business after a robust Tuesday opening. The movie is not quite performing up to par with previous superhero phenomenons (Sam Raimi’s original “Spider-Man” trilogy included), but it’s doing fine business. It may prove to be the latest “3-D killer,” however, because audiences and critics alike agree on one thing: the use of stereoscopy in “The Amazing Spider-Man” leaves a lot to be desired.

Oliver Stone’s “Savages,” which our James Frazier raved about, did respectable numbers on Friday for an adult-oriented crime pic and should make a sturdy $15m over the weekend. It only managed a “C+” CinemaScore from audiences in exit-polling, though, so whether the movie will have box office legs remains in question. But one thing’s for sure: the folks at Universal are definitely happier about “Savages” than the folks at Paramount are about “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” which is barely beating the “Glee” concert movie in terms of gross revenues.

Here is the full top 10 chart…

No. Title Friday Gross CriticSpeak Weekend Projection # of Theaters
1 “The Amazing Spider-Man” $20.7M $60.0M 4,318
2 “Ted” $10.5M $31.0M 3,256
3 “Brave” $6.2M $19.0M 3,891
4 “Magic Mike” $6.1M $16.5M 3,120
5 “Savages” $5.6M $15.0M 3,628
6 “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection” $3.4M $9.0M 2,161
7 “Katy Perry: Part of Me” $2.7M $7.5M 2,730
8 “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” $2.3M $7.0M 2,861
9 “Moonrise Kingdom” $1.4M $5.0M 884
10 “To Rome with Love” $0.9M $3.5M 806

Source: Box Office Mojo