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Box Office Preview: 'Ice Age' heats up while 'Spider-Man' keeps swinging

Ice Age: Continental Drift should easily freeze out the competition at this weekend’s box office, where the fourth installment of the wildly popular (and profitable) animated series is the only new wide release — and the first major kid movie since last month’s Brave. In the 10 years since the original Ice Age (2002), the franchise has become a remarkably consistent moneymaker for Fox. Its last entry, 2009’s Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, opened with a $41.7 million three-day weekend (though its full tally at that point was $66.7 million thanks to a Wednesday opening). Meanwhile, the similarly targeted Madagascar 3 bowed to $60.3 million last month and is crossing the $200 million mark as we speak, a sign of strong attendance from the stroller set. Look for Ice Age: Continental Drift to do about the same, netting $60 million in its first weekend.

The lack of new releases also means that The Amazing Spider-Man has plenty of room to stretch its legs this weekend. Without any new rivals for adults and fanboys, Sony’s record-setting tentpole should have no trouble keeping up its blockbuster pace in its second full frame. Looking at the runs of past summer hits like Marvel’s The Avengers or last year’s Fourth of July titan Transformers: Dark of the MoonThe Amazing Spider-Man should slide about 50 percent to $31 million, bringing its cumulative haul to an even $200 million by the end of the weekend. Of course, Spidey’s path won’t stay clear for long: The Dark Knight Rises rises will steal the spotlight — and a huge chunk of Spider-Man‘s core audience — when it bows next weekend.

Last weekend’s runner-up, Ted, could also have a mild decline thanks to the open playing field. The raunchy comedy, starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, will likely lose 40 percent or so, bringing it in at $19 million for an end-of-weekend total of  $155 million — surpassing 21 Jump Street as the year’s highest grossing comedy.

Oliver Stone’s Savages debuted to a meek $16 million last week and got a C+ score in exit polls, which means it will probably drop sharply out of the top five this weekend. That leaves room for Brave and Magic Mike to squeeze in at fourth and fifth place respectively with drops of around 40 percent each, though Brave could take a harder hit from Ice Age.

1. Ice Age: Continental Drift – $60 million
2. The Amazing Spider-Man – $31 million
3. Ted – $19 million
4. Brave – $10 million
5. Magic Mike – $9 million

Keep checking EW for full box office coverage during the weekend.

Box office report: 'The Amazing Spider-Man' scores $140 million in six-day debut

That’s a lot of cash caught in Spidey’s web!

Sony’s $220 million reboot The Amazing Spider-Man debuted atop the box office with $65 million over its first weekend and a big $140 million in its first six days. The 3-D blockbuster played in 4,138 theaters and earned a $15,708 per theater average over the Friday-to-Sunday period. Of that $140 million, $14.3 million came from IMAX screens. Worldwide, the tentpole has already earned $341.2 million after two weekends of international release. READ FULL STORY

Box office update: 'The Amazing Spider-Man' stays on top with $20.7 million on Friday

Following its record-breaking opening day on Tuesday, it should come as no surprise that Sony’s reboot The Amazing Spider-Man will top the box office in its first full weekend in theaters.

The $220 million web-slinging adventure netted an estimated $20.7 million on Friday, which lifts its four-day total to $95.7 million. The Andrew Garfield/Emma Stone feature is headed for a weekend in the $65 million range, which would lift its six-day total to $140 million. Sure, that total is less than the $151.1 million that Spider-Man 3 earned in its first three days, but it’s a very strong start for a reboot. Batman Begins started with a humble $48.7 million, while X-Men: First Class zapped up $55.1 million during its opening weekend. Sony should be breathing a sigh of relief. READ FULL STORY

How the 'Amazing Spider-Man' team made Spidey's swing look so real

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.


Box office update: 'The Amazing Spider-Man' earns a record-breaking $35 million on Tuesday

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

Movie Talk with Owen and Lisa: Andrew Garfield is a 'brilliant substitute' in 'Spider-Man'

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!


'The Amazing Spider-Man' earns $7.5 million at midnight shows

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.

Stunt coordinators from 'Spider-Man,' 'Dark Knight,' and more talk worst on-set injuries

“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.


Are international box office results for 'The Amazing Spider-Man' actually 'Amazing?'

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

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