Amazing Spider-Man scales US box office
The Amazing Spider-Man sprang to the top of the North American box office this weekend, beating cheeky teddy bear comedy Ted, industry estimates showed.
The 3-D flick − the latest take on the superhero-turned-cultural-icon − netted €52 million during its first Friday through Sunday run on the big screen, according to movie tracker Exhibitor Relations.
Ted, a comedy directed by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane in which Mark Wahlberg’s childhood toy comes to life, came in second place with €26.4 million in tickets sold. Brave, Pixar’s 3-D fairytale about a Scottish princess trying to rescue her mother from an evil witch, prevailed in third place with €16.4 million.
Oliver Stone’s drama Savages − based on a Don Winslow novel and featuring a fierce Salma Hayek as the head of a Mexican drug cartel − debuted in fourth place with €13.2 million.
Magic Mike, starring Channing Tatum and Matthew Mc-Conaughey as male strippers, dropped to fifth place with €12.6 million takings.