Source: Box Office Mojo
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: More Amazinger earned $92 million dollars in its U.S. opening weekend, barely meeting expectations and bringing the film, which has an estimated $400 million dollar production and advertising budget, to a $369 million worldwide total. The domestic opening was a few million dollars lower than Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which opened to $95 million, which tells us that it clearly failed, but also a few million dollars higher than 2004's Spider-Man 2, which brought in $88 million, telling us it clearly succeeded. Amazing Spider-Man 2's domestic opening was $30 million higher than its predecessor, but less than the original Spider-Man and even Spider-Man 3, universally considered the worst movie of all time. So what's the real story?
"I haven't finished all of my calculations yet," explained professor of pretending to know what the fuck we're talking about when it comes to box office numbers at the prestigious University of Phoenix. All I can definitively tell you is that there is no middle ground. These numbers either indicate that the movie is a massive success, or a bigger flop than Howard the Duck."
The first Amazing Spider-Man earned a total of $752 million dollars, which the sequel is unlikely to reach, or probably will reach, depending on how much more money it makes. However, Sony already has two sequels planned, so this and the next one can pretty much just coast along without a care in the world. On the other hand, Stop by our comments section below to see fanboys vigorously argue about the meaning of these numbers as if they have any clue how the movie industry works.
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