Long Range Forecast: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Featured Stories - on March 07, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

amazingspiderman2.pngThis week, BoxOffice takes a close look at the financial potential of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which will unofficially launch the summer movie season. Will Spidey start the market off on a high note or will he fail to live up to the past accomplishments of The Avengers crew?

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 


- The first weekend in May is easily one of the best release dates of the year. The past two years have delivered successful debuts from Iron Man 3 and The Avengers in that slot. 
- The $262 million domestic haul of 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man will serve as a good launching point for the sequel. 
- The addition of Jamie Foxx as the film's villain is bound to help expand the brand. Foxx comes with a loyal fanbase of his own.
- Sony's aggressive marketing push seems to be working quite well. We've seen steady activity on Facebook and Twitter ever since a Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer aired during the Super Bowl.


- Captain America: The Winter Soldier is going to be a massive success when it opens in early April. Will it steal a little bit of Spidey's thunder?
- Star Andrew Garfield has been hit with a negative wave of publicity now that some are blaming him for stopping Batkid from making an appearance at the Oscars. (For what's it worth, Garfield denies the claims.) 
Strong reactions to the full trailer for Godzilla has us worried that Amazing Spider-Man 2's staying power will be cut short by the monster flick. 

Check out our predictions in the table below. Notable changes this week include: Divergent (up), Need for Speed (down), Noah (down).

Title Release Date Distributor First Weekend of Wide Release Cumulative
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 2, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$112,000,000 $265,000,000
The Other Woman (2014) Apr 25, 2014 Fox
$15,000,000 $45,000,000
The Quiet Ones Apr 25, 2014 Lionsgate
$10,000,000 $22,000,000
Brick Mansions Apr 25, 2014 Relativity Media
$7,000,000 $16,000,000
A Haunted House 2 Apr 18, 2014 Open Road
$14,000,000 $31,000,000
Transcendence Apr 18, 2014 Warner Bros.
$26,000,000 $76,000,000
Bears Apr 18, 2014 Disneynature
$7,000,000 $21,000,000
Heaven is for Real Apr 16, 2014 Sony / TriStar
$7,000,000* $23,000,000
Rio 2 Apr 11, 2014 Fox
$41,000,000 $148,000,000
Oculus Apr 11, 2014 Relativity Media
$12,000,000 $31,000,000
Draft Day Apr 11, 2014 Lionsgate / Summit
$13,000,000 $37,000,000
St. Vincent Apr 11, 2014 Weinstein Company
$4,000,000 $12,000,000
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Apr 4, 2014 Disney
$87,000,000 $225,000,000
Sabotage (2014) Mar 28, 2014 Open Road
$7,000,000 $15,000,000
Noah Mar 28, 2014 Paramount
$41,000,000 $115,000,000
Muppets Most Wanted Mar 21, 2014 Disney
$21,000,000 $57,000,000
Divergent Mar 21, 2014 Lionsgate / Summit
$64,000,000 $155,000,000
Need For Speed Mar 14, 2014 Disney / DreamWorks
$19,000,000 $47,000,000
Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club Mar 14, 2014 Lionsgate
$16,000,000 $36,000,000
Bad Words Mar 14, 2014 Focus
$12,000,000 $40,000,000

*3-day weekend

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.   

Tags: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, predictions


  • cetrata93 on 07 March 2014

    I don't know if it can go that high. ASM got mixed reactions at best from fans and buzz has been pretty negative for this with the visuals looking something from a videogame and comparisons about electro to mr freeze from batman and robin.

    • prattci on 09 March 2014

      You are a sad sad little boy. This movie looks epic and fans couldn't be happier how Electro turned out. Go back to getting your pitiful kicks by calling people f@# on Xbox live. Go on now, little boy

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