As expected, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 dominated the domestic session thanks to an estimated $92m haul that established itself as the second biggest launch of the year-to-date behind Captain America 2.
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Fox and Sally Field star in Columbia Pictures’ sequel to Marc Webb’s 2012 predecessor.
The film grossed $9.3m from 353 Imax screens for a $27,000 average. All of the top five and 16 of The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s top 20 runs were on Imax. The film’s global tally was expected to cross $25m by the end of Sunday (4).
The Amazing Spider-Man debuted on $62m in July 2012 and finished on $262m and the worldwide tally ended on $752.2m.
The current release stands at nearly half that amount on $369m after three sessions including the $277m international running total.
Last weekend’s champion The Other Woman from Fox slipped to number two and stands at $47.3m.
Heaven Is For Real held firm in third place and added $8.7m for a stellar $65.6m after three weekends through TriStar.
The other recent faith-based hit, God’s Not Dead, broke back into the top 10 and stands at $55.5m after seven weekends. Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel also reentered the top flight and has amassed $51.5m through Searchlight after nine.
Belle opened through Fox Searchlight on $105,000 from four for a strong $26,250 average, while in its second session Locke expanded from four to 25 theatres through A24 and added $140,000 for $253,000.
Focus Features opened the Elizabeth Banks comedy Walk Of Shame on $38,00 from 51 sites.
Diane Kurys’ drama For A Woman follows its recent premiere screening at COLCOA in Los Angeles and opened through Film Movement on $6,000 from two theatres.
Next weekend’s wide releases are: Universal’s Seth Roger and Zac Efron comedy Neighbors; TriStar’s comedy Mom’s Night Out; and Clarius Entertainment’s animation Legends Of Oz: Dorothy’s Return.
Estimated Top 10 North America May 2-4 2014
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date
1 (-) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Columbia Pictures) SPRI $92m –
2 (1) The Other Woman (Fox) Fox International $14.2m $47.3m
3 (3) Heaven Is For Real (TriStar) SPRI $8.7m $65.6m
4 (2) Captain America: The Winter Solider (Marvel Studios-Buena Vista) WDSMPI $7.8m $237.1m
5 (4) Rio 2 (Fox) Fox International $7.6m $106.5m
6 (5) Brick Mansions (Relativity) EuropaCorp $3.5m $15.5m
7 (9) Divergent (Summit-Lionsgate) Lionsgate International $2.2m $142.7m
8 (7) The Quiet Ones (Lionsgate) Exclusive Media $2m $6.8m
9 (13) The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight) Fox International $1.74m $51.5m
10 (11) God’s Not Dead (Freestyle) PureFlix $1.73m $55.5m