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 
(Sony)

PROS:

- 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.

CONS:

- 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

2 Comments

  • 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

What do you think?