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May 4, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It didn’t hit $100 million, as some box-office pundits had forecast, at least not in the U.S., but The Amazing Spider-Man 2 did wind up at the top of the weekend box office with an estimated $92 million, a figure no one at Sony, its distributor, is likely to be complaining about (especially given some of the dire forecasts for the movie that a few analysts had been delivering only a few weeks ago). It did only slightly less business than Captain America: The Winter Soldier did last month, when it became the top earner of the year with a $95-million opening. Besides, the movie brought in $116 million overseas, where it was in its second week in most countries, raising its international total to $277 million and its worldwide total to $369 million. According to exit polls, only 39 percent of the Spidey audience were women, suggesting that some couples may have split up after entering multiplexes, with women heading for theaters showing The Other Woman, which dropped a modest 43 percent in its second week to wind up with about $14.2 million and raise its domestic total to $47.3 million. Sony’s faith-based Heaven Is for Real also remained strong, pulling in around $8.7 million to place third. The movie, which cost a mere $12 million to produce, has now raked in $65.6 million over three weeks. Placing fourth was the fifth week of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which added another $7.8 million to its overall total, which now stands at $237.1 million. Rounding out the top five was Fox’s animated Rio 2 with $7.6 million, bringing it past the $100-million mark to $106.5 million.

The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Rentrak:

1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, $92 million; 2. The Other Woman, $14 million; 3. Heaven Is for Real, $8.7 million; 4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, $7.8 million; 5. Rio 2, $7.6 million; 6. Brick Mansions, $3.5 million); 7. Divergent, $2.2 million); 8. The Quiet Ones, $2 million; 9. God’s Not Dead, $1.8 million; 10. The Grand Budapest Hotel, $1.7 million).