This week was all about green at the box office. Spider-Man faced off against The Lizard in The Amazing Spider-Man, pot growers faced off against the Mexican Cartel in Savages, and Katy Perry’s face was green with envy when her documentary, Katy Perry: Part of Me, underperformed in theaters. Which movie came out on top this week? It should come as no surprise that with how popular superhero films have become, The Amazing Spider-Man had no trouble taking this week’s #1 spot.
This past week saw the Tuesday opening of Sony’s Spider-Man reboot. While The Amazing Spider-Man had the highest opening day of a Tuesday release, the $35 million it grossed wasn’t enough to compare to the opening days of the previous three Spidey films. Spider-Man 1, 2, and even 3, all had higher opening day numbers with $39.4 million, $40.4 million, and $59.8 million respectively. But the $62 million it grossed this weekend (Friday – Sunday) was enough to put the film in first place and bring its six-day domestic total to $137 million. Still short of The Avengers‘ $611 million domestic gross, but off to a great start.
Although he had to relinquish his top spot to the web-slinging superhero, Ted is still in a strong second place, adding $32.2 million to his total. Seth MacFarlane‘s directorial debut set records last week as the second highest opening for an R-rated comedy after Hangover 2. How much longer will the pot-smoking, foul-mouthed teddy bear stay near the top? With Ice Age: Continental Drift in theaters this week and The Dark Knight Rises coming out the week after, Ted may slip in the rankings before long.
Compared to last week, Brave actually held its third place spot. Although the $19.6 million the Pixar film brought in this week is an almost 43% drop from last week’s $34 million, Brave is, well, bravely holding on. As of right now, the film is ranked #12 out of Pixar’s 13 films. Will Ice Age: Continental Drift effect Brave‘s numbers next week? Most likely.
Even with its star-studded cast of Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, John Travolta, Benicio del Toro, and Salma Hayek, the Oliver Stone directed Savages only brought in a little over $16 million this past weekend. As of right now, the film is only Stone’s 13th highest grossing film. Unfortunately, at the rate Savages is grossing, it will never touch Stone’s highest grossing film, Platoon (at $280.7 million).
5. ‘Magic Mike’
Who would have thought that a movie about a teddy bear would rank higher at the box office than a movie about strippers for two weeks in a row? I guess this just proves what we already know: there are more immature guys out there than there are girls who like Channing Tatum. With a 60% drop from last week, Magic Mike grossed $15.6 million this weekend, bringing the two week domestic total for the film up to $72.8 million. And with next week’s films, its a sure bet that Magic Mike will be losing its spot in the top five.
Box Office Report – July 6th – 8th
- The Amazing Spider-Man – $62 million
- Ted – $32.2 million
- Brave – $19.6 million
- Savages – $16 million
- Magic Mike – $15.6 million
- Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection – $10.2 million
- Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – $7.5 million
- Katy Perry: Part of Me – $7.1 million
- Moonrise Kingdom – $4.5 million
- To Rome With Love – $3.5 million