Spider-Man continues to be amazing

10 Jul – Reboots always faced the pressure of needing to perform better than its predecessors, as audiences are already well-versed or at least, comfortably used to an existing version of the story, and may not want to pay an admission ticket's worth to watch a rehash, different take or not. While Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man" managed to top box offices in the U.S. with US$137 million in the weekend of 5 July to 8 July, its earnings did not quite measure up to its predecessors' box office numbers, according to Box Office Mojo. Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" reached US$144.2 million during the first six days of its release back in 2002, which was exactly a decade ago, while "Spider-Man 2" and "Spider-Man 3" grossed US$180.1 million and US$176.2 million, respectively. Last week's top box office film "Ted" got pushed down to second, but is on its way towards achieving US$200 million, which is not too bad for director Seth McFarlane's directional feature debut. Pixar's "Brave" rounds out the top three, and helped Disney become the first studio to pass $1 billion at the domestic box office.

This week, "The Amazing Spider-Man" successfully kicked American president "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" off his seat at the top of Malaysia's box office and out of the top three entirely. Second place was given to Ahmad Idham's 18-rated thriller "8 Jam" which stars Shaheizy Sam as a man who only has eight hours to prove his innocence after being accused of a murder, while the new adventures of Sid, Manny and Diego sailed to third with "Ice Age 4: Continental Drift". In this outing, the trio is left stranded on a piece of ice and battling primordial pirates to find a new home when Scrat's notorious acorn pursuits cause continental cracks.

In Singapore, "The Amazing Spider-Man" maintained its top position for the second week running, but is closely stalked by "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" in second place, which just made its debut in the country. Meanwhile, building on the hype of a critically praised film, Wu'ershan's sequel to Gordon Chan's action fantasy and romance film, "Painted Skin: The Resurrection", fared a third place opening. Other new movies that opened in Malaysia last week are "Bol Bachchan", "Naan Ee" and "Ice Age 4: Continental Drift".

For Singapore, other new movies that opened are "Stricken" and "Bol Bachchan".

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Lenten procession more than just a spectacle VERA Files - The Inbox

    Text and photos by Kiersnerr Gerwin Tacadena, VERA Files Baliuag, Bulacan--This town is hosting what could be the country’s biggest Lenten procession consisting of more than 100 religious statues riding on carriages or carrozas. But concerns are being raised that … Continue reading → …

  • Holy Week in Mt Banahaw: Mysticism meets Catholicism VERA Files - The Inbox

    Text and photos by Patricia Isabel Gloria, VERA Files Dolores, Quezon—Around this time each year, hundreds of devotees flock to Barangay Sta. Lucia in Dolores, Quezon on the slopes of Mount Banahaw to celebrate Holy Week. Here, mysticism meets Catholicism, … Continue reading → …

  • Simbang lakad for Lolo Uweng VERA Files - The Inbox
    Simbang lakad for Lolo Uweng

    By April Anne Benjamin, VERA Files San Pedro, Laguna--For 14 Maundy Thursdays now, Inding Amoranto has prayed the rosary while walking the eight-kilometer distance from her house to the Shrine of Jesus in the Holy Sepulcher in the village of … Continue reading → …

POLL
Loading...
Poll Choice Options