The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hit screens in 14 overseas markets two weeks ahead of its North American premiere. The (latest) Spidey sequel scored the biggest overseas opening weekend of 2014 with a $47 million debut leading into the Easter holidays.
The sequel’s overseas roll-out included a $2.3 million tally from 50 IMAX screens, equivalent to a fantastic $47,000 per-screen average.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 netted a $15 million debut from the United Kingdom, the biggest opening of the year in the market, and posted the biggest Friday IMAX numbers for any Marvel title. Mexico caught $11.1 million in its debut, the biggest opening of the year in the market and 26% ahead of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Germany enjoyed a $6.2 million bow and Spain took a $3.9 million opening weekend, where the film finished in second place behind the blockbuster run of domestic hit Ocho Apellidos Vascos.
The Spider-Man sequel will swing over to Italy, Japan, Nertherlands, Russia, South Korea and 21 more markets next weekend.