‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Tops US Box Office With $ 65 Million

‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ has charmed the US audience with a $65 million opening weekend. After a successful in the overseas, “The Amazing Spider-Man” has touched its overall collections to $341.2 million.

Last weekend’s No. 1 film, raunchy comedy “Ted,” slipped to second spot with $32.6 million, raising its domestic total to $120.2 million.Among new releases only ‘Savages’ performed well as it opened at No. 4 with a solid $16.2 million weekend collections from the US screens.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for July 6- 8:

“The Amazing Spider-Man” – $65 million

“Ted” – $32.5 million

“Brave” – $20.1 million

“Savages” – $16.1 million

“Magic Mike” – $15.6 million

“Madea’s Witness Protection” – $10.2 million

“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” – $7.7 million

“Katy Perry: Part of Me” – $7.1 million

“Moonrise Kingdom” – $4.6 million

“To Rome with Love” – $3.5 million

‘Madagascar 3’ Holds Fort At Box Office

New York: (ANI)‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’ continued to hold the No. 1 spot at the US Box Office, earning 35.5 million dollars for the animated sequel’s second weekend in domestic theaters. Studio estimates Sunday put Ridley Scott’s sci-fi adventure ‘Prometheus’ at No. 2 again with 20.2 million dollars.

‘Madagascar 3’ and ‘Prometheus’ held off two under-achieving newcomers. The star-studded musical ‘Rock of Ages,’ whose cast includes Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alec Baldwin, flopped at No. 3 with 15.1 million dollars, the New York Post reported.

Sandler’s ‘That’s My Boy’ bombed with 13 million dollars, the worst showing for one of his broad comedies since the mid-1990s. ‘That’s My Boy’ came in at No. 5, behind the 13.8 million dollars for ‘Snow White and the Huntsman,’ a film that’s been out for three weekends already.

“Sure, we would have liked to have done more,” Rory Bruer, head of distribution at Sony said, which released ‘That’s My Boy’ and most of Sandler’s past movies.

“But you’ve got to give it to Adam. He mixes it up. This is a really off-the-wall comedy,” he added. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at US and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com are:

 

1. ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,’ 35.5 million dollars

2. ‘Prometheus,’ 20.2 million dollars

3. ‘Rock of Ages,’ 15.1 million dollars

4. ‘Snow White and the Huntsman,’ 13.8 million dollars

5. ‘That’s My Boy,’ 13 million dollars

6. ‘Men in Black 3,’ 10 million dollars

7. ‘The Avengers,’ 8.8 million dollars

8. ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,’ 2.2 million dollars

9. ‘Moonrise Kingdom,’ 2.18 million dollars

10. ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting,’ 1.3 million dollars

 

‘The Avengers’ Becomes Third Biggest All Time Hit

Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Avengers’ has officially overtaken ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II’ to become the third biggest grosser of all time at the worldwide box office. The superhero film achieved this landmark as it earned a USD 1.331 billion to trump over the Harry Potter franchise’s USD 1.328 billion.

The biggest blockbuster of all time is  ‘Avatar’ with collections more than USD 2.8 billion. Number two slot is held by ‘Titanic’ with USD 2.185 billion. ‘The Avengers’ was released in April and it received USD 392.5 million opening worldwide. Within 19 days it matched the record for speed previously set by ‘Avatar’ and ‘Deathly Hallows’ in 2009 and 2011 respectively.

With these encouraging numbers ‘The Avengers’ has toppled ‘The Hunger Games’ from the number one hit of 2012 spot. Domestically, ‘The Avengers’ also reached a milestone on Friday, June 1 by surpassing ‘The Dark Knight’ to become the third top grossing film of all time with a collection of USD 538.1 million. The Batman film earned USD 533 million domestically.

‘Rowdy Rathore’ Becomes ‘Wowdy Rathore’ At Box Office

Bollywood’s very own Khiladi, Akshay Kumar has delivered a huge hit in ‘Rowdy Rathore’ which has collected whopping Rs 48.5 crores in three days only.  Trade pundits are surprised over the kind of response this movie has received from cine goers all over the country.Leading film trade analyst Taran Adarsh  posted a message on Twitter, “#RowdyRathore Breakup:- Fri 15.1 cr, Sat 14.7 cr, Sun 18.5 cr +. Total: Rs 48.5 cr + nett. Biggest non-holiday weekend. Fantabulous!(sic).”

“#RowdyRathore has a M-A-S-S-I-V-E Sunday. Emerges the biggest non-holiday opener ever in Bollywood history(sic), Adarsh tweeted. ‘Rowdy Rathore’s super success has left this year’s blockbuster ‘Agneepath’ behind when it comes to collections in the opening week. Confirming it Taran Adarsh wrote “#RowdyRathore biz is *better* than this year`s first Blockbuster #Agneepath, if one compares Friday to Sunday numbers(sic),” Adarsh wrote on the micro-blogging site.

Adding further he wrote, “#RowdyRathore Monday trends: Rocking… Expect a big, fat total on Monday… `Wowdy` Rathore!(sic).”

 

Bumper Box Office Opening For ‘Rowdy Rathore’

The Box Office of Rs 15.10 crore on the opening day  and weekend projections indicate that the Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha starrer ‘Rowdy Rathore’ is on its way to become a super hit. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh in his tweet declared ‘Rowdy Rathore’ the third biggest opener ever.

Superstar Akshay Kumar is the biggest beneficiary of this huge opening. He clearly has recovered his star power by giving back to back hits in the past 10 month. ‘Rowdy Rathore’s roaring success is a testimony that people in India will always watch a typical Bollywood masala flick.

After ‘Agneepath’ and ‘Bodyguard’, ‘Rowdy Rathore’ has grabbed the third spot in the list of  movies which enjoyed the highest opening ever.

‘The Avengers’ Crosses One Billion Mark!

Hollywood has hit the purple patch with ‘The Avengers’ smashing all records. The superhero movie made a killing at the box office by piling up $ 1 billion in just 19 days. Last week the move raked in 103.2 million to lead for a second-straight weekend and increased its US collections to $373.2 million.

With $95.4 million more overseas, “The Avengers” recorded its international collections at $628.9 million and a worldwide haul of just over $1 billion. If  ‘The Avengers’ successfully maintains its winning streak at the box office  it will easily surpass ‘The Hunger Games’ which minted $ 386.9 million at the box office in the US this year.

‘The Avengers’ had an unhindered run at the box office as Johnny Depp and Tim Burton’s vampire saga “Dark Shadows,” remained at the distant second spot with $ 28.2 million as total receipt in its debut weekend.

Other three top earning films in the US were “Think Like a Man,” “The Hunger Games” and “The Lucky One’ which collected $ 6.3 million, $ 4.4 million and $ 4.1 million respectively at the box office.

‘Avengers’ Smash All Weekend Records, Earns 200 Million

London: (ANI) The much hyped super hero epic ‘The Avengers’ has smashed the record for the biggest US opening weekend, by raking in 200 million dollars, according to early figures.The previous best opening weekend record was held by ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’, which opened in July 2011 with 169 million dollars.

The Disney film was titled ‘Marvel Avengers Assemble’ for its UK release, the BBC reported. Included in the top five of biggest openers are ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Spider-Man 3’.The Dark Knight, starring Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader, took ‘158 million dollars in its opening weekend in 2008, while ‘Spider-Man 3’ took 151 million dollars.

The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, failed to beat the final Harry Potter“s first day takings record of 91 million dollars but surpassed it over the following two days.

No other big films dared go up against it, with only the British film ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ being released on the same day. `The Avengers` has so far raked in 641 million dollars worldwide.

‘Think Like A Man’ Topples ‘The Hunger Games’ From Number One Spot!

Hollywood’s last Friday release “Think like a Man” has surprised many with its impressive performance at the Box Office. The movie has also displaced ‘The Hunger Games’ from the number one spot. ‘Think like a Man’ has earned its almost double pre-release projections with $33 million.

‘Think like a Man’ has ended the 31 day rule of ‘The Hunger Games’ at the number one slot in North America. Last week’s  Top Five Movies at the Box Office in the USA are :

1. “Think Like a Man” — $33.0 mil

2. “The Lucky One” — $22.8 mil

3. “The Hunger Games” — $14.5 mil

4. “Chimpanzee” — $10.2 mil

5. “The Three Stooges” — $9.2 mil