Rounding out the weekend of May 4, 2014, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 dominated over its competitors, leaving the box office battlefield victorious. Each week, combatants enter the cinematic war zone, bloodthirsty for your cash. Box Office Aftermath is an ongoing column dedicated to recapping the weekend’s total ticket sales.
Although the wall crawler was able to manage a victory this weekend, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 only walked away with $91.6 million in total domestic ticket sales this weekend, considerably less than what the Raimi trilogy was capable of drawing in. It is good to note that the film was able to topple over its predecessor’s opening weekend of $62 million, but Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 was able to earn $151 million in its opening weekend. Combined with overseas ticket sales, TASM2 has earned an whopping $369 million this weekend. Spidey opens up a smidgeon below Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($95 million) and slightly above Thor: The Dark World ($85 million), so it is apparent Spider-Man still has a place in the hearts of audiences.
The Other Woman dropped to second place, with a surprisingly low decline of only 41.8 percent. The movie grossed $14.4 million this weekend, bringing the female driven comedy over its production budget of $40 million. The boys can have their superheroes while the ladies continue to love Leslie Mann and Cameron Diaz despite the bad reviews.
Holding on tight to third place is Heaven is for Real. The faith-based hallelujah flick took home $8.6 million for the weekend, bringing its total domestic gross to $65 million in its third weekend. Not bad.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier slumped down to fourth with $7.77 million. Marvel’s star-spangled banner man with a plan has now earned an impressive $679 million in worldwide box office sales. Unfortunately it is still about $90 million away from touching fourth place overall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe against Iron Man 2. However, it is third overall in worldwide ticket sales, with Iron Man 3 ($1,215 million) and The Avengers ($1,518 million) in second and first place, respectively.
Closing out the top five is Rio 2. Parents might have thought Spidey to be a bit too scary or violent with its PG-13 rating and opted for the more kid friendly, animated feature. The macaws earned $7.71 million this weekend, crossing over their production budget of $103 million.
In its second weekend, Brick Mansions, fell pretty hard with a 61.2 percent decrease in ticket sales. The film earned $3.69 million.
Also seeing a big decline in its audience for its second weekend is The Quiet Ones. The supernatural thriller grossed only $1.99 million for the weekend. The Quiet Ones is far and away behind Oculus – it stands at $26.7 million currently – and it looks like it will pail in comparison to other supernatural horrors that released previously this year being Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones ($32.46 million) and Devil’s Due ($15.82 million).
Also debuting this weekend was Belle in 4 theaters and Walk of Shame in 51. Belle earned a respectable $106 thousand in in 34th, while Walk of Shame lived up to its title with $39 thousand in 44th place. Ouch.
(Click the image below to enlarge the charts. All figures are domestic box office results.)
Until the next weekend bout, this has been your Box Office Aftermath.
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Source: Box Office Mojo