Some of the coolest parts of The Amazing Spider-Man are the dizzying shots of Spidey rocketing through the air as he swings around the city. If those scenes seem a little more realistic than in previous movies about the web slinger, there’s a reason. Stunt coordinator Andy Armstrong explains how they reworked Spider-Man’s swing for the new film.
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Looks like Sony has another hit on their hands!
The studio’s reboot The Amazing Spider-Man grossed $35 million on its opening day in theaters ($7.5 million of that came from midnight showings, and $4 million from 307 IMAX screens), thereby beating the 2-D, IMAX-less Transformers, which earned $27.9 million on its opening day on July 3, 2007, and setting a new Tuesday box office record. READ FULL STORY »
Just 10 years after Tobey Maguire donned the Spidey suit for the first time, we have a reboot of the franchise in The Amazing Spider-Man, with Andrew Garfield in the titular role. EW movie critic Lisa Schwarzbaum calls Garfield a “brilliant substitute and replacement” for Maguire but fellow critic Owen Gleiberman thinks the movie is “un-amazing.” Watch their full discussion below!
Sony’s reboot The Amazing Spider-Man earned $7.5 million from midnight shows during its U.S. premiere last night — $1.2 million of which came from 300 IMAX screens.
The $220 million web-slinging flick, which Sony expects will earn between $110 and $120 million over its first six days, has already taken in $50.2 million overseas, and it seems to be off to a healthy start domestically. “We had a fantastic start,” says a rep for the studio.
Comparisons are somewhat difficult given The Amazing Spider-Man‘s unconventional Tuesday release — Spider-Man 3 earned $7.5 million during its Friday midnight debut on the way to a $151 million opening weekend, although that film was not presented in price-jacking 3-D/IMAX, and midnight screenings were less popular five years ago than they are today. Another film from five years ago that opened on a Tuesday, Transformers, earned $8.8 million on Monday night sneaks and took in $155.4 million through Sunday night.
Based on these results (and a whole lot of speculation), I’d bet that The Amazing Spider-Man will take in about $125 million in its first six days, but honestly, it’s too soon to tell right now.
Stay tuned to EW for full box office coverage over the holiday weekend, and follow me on Twitter for up-to-the-minute box office updates.
“I don’t think it’s anything to be proud of, being hurt,” says Amazing Spider-Man stunt coordinator Andy Armstrong. “It’s invariably a mistake, something gone wrong, a miscalculation.” And most of the time Hollywood’s top stunt men nail the ever-more-intense action sequences that pack thrill seekers into theaters every summer. But sometimes things do go wrong, and when you’re, say, driving an airborne car that’s rigged to explode, the consequences can be devastating. We asked a bunch of prominent stunt pros about their most brutal accidents.
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is back!
Five years after Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 netted $890 million at the worldwide box office, Sony’s franchise reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man, is starting its own box office rollout.
The Marc Webb-directed action movie, which will swing its way into U.S. theaters on July 3, premiered this weekend in 13 international territories (nine in Asia, and four in Europe, which is fixated on the 2012 Euro Cup) and earned $50.2 million.
So, that certainly sounds like an impressive number, but is it actually a good result? Well, let’s break things down country-by-country, and find out! READ FULL STORY »
Nowadays, Emma Stone is a red-carpet trendsetter who favors forward-thinking designs by the likes of Elie Saab, Lanvin, and Gucci. But the Amazing Spider-Man star has some hilarious fashion skeletons in her closet, too. In a chat with EW for our new “My Life in Movies” series, in which we talk to actors about the films that inspire them, Stone confesses she was once a dedicated wannabe of a certain ’90s girl group that wasn’t exactly known for having a refined style. “I wanted to dress like the Spice Girls [when I was a kid],” Stone says. “I got platform Skechers. I had bell-bottoms. A lot of peace signs. I cut bangs like Baby Spice because I had blond hair. I wanted to be Baby Spice. I wasn’t Baby because my voice sounded exactly like it does now, and I had that spunky energy going on — I wasn’t [does a baby voice] super demure and sweet. But I really wanted to be.”
Stone also credited Beetlejuice‘s ghoul-loving Lydia (Winona Ryder) as a fashion inspiration and named Diane Keaton’s Annie Hall look as the movie costume she’d most like to wear. “I went as her for Halloween a couple years ago,” Stone says. “I was just like, ‘I want to wear this every day.’”
For more on Emma Stone’s movie inspirations, pick up a copy of the current issue of EW.
When Spider-Man debuted 10 years ago on the first weekend of May, it broke through what seemed at the time to be an unbreakable box-office barrier, becoming the first movie ever to earn over $100 million on its three-day opening weekend — $114.8 million, to be exact. That was a whopping 27 percent improvement over the previous record-holder, 2001′s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which banked $90.3 million over its first three days of release. A new really high-water mark for box-office achievement had been set, and as Hollywood began to truly understand the financial potential of comic books, the ensuing decade of blockbuster cinema was born.
Ten years later, according to The Hollywood Reporter, tracking reports estimate the debut for Sony Pictures’ reboot of the Spidey franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man, at $125 million or more. While that is certainly good news for Sony, Andrew Garfield’s spandex-clad web-slinger is nonetheless swinging into quite a different marketplace. A $125 million debut just doesn’t quite mean what it used to, but figuring out what it does mean isn’t all that easy, either. Here’s why: READ FULL STORY »
It’s every skinny high school geek’s fantasy: showing up the bullying jock in front of all the kids who worship him most. So when Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) first realizes he’s developed magical velcro hands in The Amazing Spider-Man, naturally his initial instinct is to play a game of keep-away with his bête noire Flash Thomspon (Chris Zylka). But then things escalate to a level it appears even Peter wasn’t prepared for. Check out the clip below: READ FULL STORY »
Taking a page from the Batman playbook, Sony will preview six minutes of The Amazing Spider-Man in front of IMAX 3-D showings of Men in Black 3, which opens at midnight this Thursday. Last December, Christopher Nolan unveiled the prologue to his Dark Knight Rises before IMAX screenings of Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol. Of course, we’ve seen a lot more of the new Spider-Man, including a recent four-minute clip from the reboot, than we have of Christian Bale’s last turn behind the cowl. But positive buzz continues to grow for the new Spidey, who somehow despite nearly $2.5 billion in worldwide grosses, finds himself as the box-office underdog sandwiched between the Avengers and Batman. The Amazing Spider-Man opens July 3.
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