The Amazing Spider-Man 2 debuted with a solid $92 million this weekend despite the mixed reviews, and landed a decent "B+" Cinemascore from the crowds. It wasn't the biggest opening of the year (Captain America holds on to that honor with $95 million) but with an even better "A-" from the under 25 set, the majority of whom were the audience for this one, it can probably be expected to hold well. It's already made $277 million overseas, so this is definitely a hit.
The Other Woman took second with $14 million, a steady hold from last week, as the movie seems to be the perfect female targeted counter-programming on the market, while the third place Heaven is Real also had just a small drop from last weekend and has become 2014's biggest faith-based hit, having now earned $65 million. Captain America came in fourth, bringing its domestic total to $237 million and its worldwide gross to a massive $679 million, meaning it's set to be the highest grossing superhero movie of the year, given that the X-Men franchise has never pulled in numbers like that and The Avengers 2 isn't due until next year. And Rio 2 touched down in fifth place, crossing $100 million but at this point still lagging a bit behind the original Rio.
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2- $92 million
- The Other Woman- $14.2 million
- Heaven is for Real- $8.7 million
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier- $7.8 million
- Rio 2- $7.6 million
Nothing made a big splash this weekend on the arthouse scene, in particular with Elizabeth Banks' attempt at a star vehicle, Walk of Shame, bombing at the box office and with critics. Next week it's a blockbuster free weekend, but the big release is the comedy Neighbors, with Seth Rogen, and the Jon Favreau directed dramedy Chef. Check back in then to see if either of them can make a splash on Mother's Day weekend before Godzilla comes roaring in to take on Spider-Man. Until then!