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May 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We have reached an odd time in show-biz history when a $92-million opening weekend for a movie is regarded merely as OK. But such is the case with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Jamie Foxx, which debuted over the weekend with $91.6 million, according to final studio figures. It was the second-biggest opening of the year, behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which took in about $3 million more. But this is a film that has to net $255 million, its production cost, plus $100 million for marketing just to break even. And, remember, the original Spider-Man opened in 2002 with $114 million (without 3D or IMAX surcharges), and the critically trounced Spider-Man 3 brought in $151 million when it debuted in 2007. Noting that the movie received only a so-so B+ CinemaScore, Ray Subers at BoxOfficeMojo commented that the grade suggests it will not get a big boost from word-of-mouth. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will likely fall off quickly in the coming weeks, and is essentially guaranteed to be the lowest-grossing entry yet in the franchise,” he predicted.