An Amazing Start for Spiderman
|Title||Release Date||Market Share||Weekend||Total||Screens|
|1||The Amazing Spiderman (us)||6/28/12||71.40%||1,417,504||1,694,733||1,114|
|2||The Emperor's Concubine||6/6/12||5.20%||122,415||2,452,708||318|
|3||Madascar 3 (us)||6/6/12||4.90%||120,261||1,443,354||396|
|4||All About My Wife||5/17/12||4.70%||110,905||4,385,425||240|
|5||Cabin in the Woods (us)||6/28/12||4.30%||99,438||130,929||287|
|7||King of XXX-Kissing||6/21/12||2.80%||68,375||432,192||272|
|10||Two Weddings and a Funeral||6/21/12||0.20%||5,498||34,608||39|
So, The Amazing Spiderman opened with a hefty 1,417,504 as it played on over a thousand screens across the country. Reviews have been fairly positive and while much demand has likely been burned off already, the new superhero flick will have no trouble staying atop the chart next weekend though it will earn significantly in its second spin.
Madagascar 3 also saw its take nearly halved for another 120,261. It will cross the 1.5 million mark next weekend but won't have enough steam to go any further.
All About My Wife took another 110,905 and had the best dropoff of all the holdovers though it was still nearly 40%. It's about 300,000 away from Nameless Gangster's total now but may not quite make it over the finish line.
Rounding out the chart were: Runway Cop which is winding up its run after another 21,134; Lockout with 6,852 during its last spin in the top 10; and local gay-themed release Two Weddings and a Funeral which made a surprise appearance in the chart, though it was down 57% from last weekend with 5,498.
The Amazing Spiderman will have no trouble keeping the crown next weekend and the only release likely to make any impact is local zombie flick Deranged, though I doubt it will open north of half a million.
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