Weekend Box Office: Spidey Spins Webs Around Savages & Katy Perry

Did you contribute to The Amazing Spider-Man’s not entirely amazing opening? I did and wish I would have gone to see Ted instead because in my opinion, the Spider-Man reboot wasn’t very good. I’m all for suspending my disbelief but a fire escape on the 20th floor and a dopey teenager freely wandering around a highly secure research lab? Come on! Despite these and many other flaws, The Amazing Spider-Man took the top spot at the box office with $65 million earned over the weekend and $140 million in it’s 6-day opening. That’s less than each of the three last Spider-Man movie openings. Time To Play’s film reviewer, Cynthia Fuchs, seemed to enjoy the movie more than I did. You can read her review by clicking here.

A lot of people did see Ted and they helped the movie take in another $32.6 million in it’s second week of release. Ted has now earned $120.2 million in 10 days and should end up crossing the $200 million line. Brave continues to perform well with another $20.2 million in its third weekend and the #3 spot on the chart. Thanks to Brave, Disney has become the first studio to pass $1 billion at the domestic box office this year. That’s really impressive considering the studio’s first new movie of the year was John Carter. It also bodes well for the Mouse House because Finding Nemo 3D and Frankenweenie will arrive in theaters before the year ends.

The two other new releases didn’t fare as well as Spider-Man and weren’t able to even break into the top 3. Savages, which looks like the same movie we have seen a dozen times, ended up in 4th place with $16.2 million and Katy Perry: Part of Me flopped into 8th place with $7.15 million. Remember the Jonas Brothers? They were a band of brothers who ruled the pop scene until they premiered their box office bomb, Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience. That 3D concert movie took in nearly double the amount of Perry’s 3D concert movie in it’s opening weekend.

Here is the Top 10 for the weekend of July 6 – 8 2012:

1. The Amazing Spider-Man ($65,000,000)
2. Ted ($32,593,000)
3. Brave ($20,162,000)
4. Savages ($16,162,000)
5. Magic Mike ($15,610,000)
6. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection ($10,200,000)
7. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted ($7,700,000)
8. Katy Perry: Part of Me ($7,150,000)
9. Moonrise Kingdom ($4,642,000)
10. To Rome with Love ($3,502,000)

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