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'The Amazing Spider-Man': How could its debut stack up against past superhero box office?

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

'The Amazing Spider-Man' clip: Peter Parker's a real baller -- VIDEO

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

'Amazing Spider-Man' footage to screen before 'Men in Black 3'

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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‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ trailer: More glimpses of the Lizard, but who’s that mysterious man?
New ‘Spider-Man’ video reveals that ‘The Daily Bugle’ is now a TV station staffed by smug blonde reporters
‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ trailer: Our first look at The Lizard! Kinda!

'Amazing Spider-Man' 4-minute teaser: Bridge-hanging action!

The new four-minute trailer for this July’s The Amazing Spider-Man doesn’t add much plotwise to the earlier previews of the reboot. It does, however, feature a much longer look at the film’s slam-bang action sequences, including Spidey rescuing an adorable child from a burning automobile dangling over the East River, which is what we in the business refer to as the “McTiernan Hat Trick.”

No further indication about the nature of the mysterious man who seems to be pulling the Lizard’s strings — although am I crazy, or does he sound a little bit like Willem “Great Villain Except For The Costume” Defoe? Check out the trailer and ponder the sad citizens of Movie New York, a city which is basically getting torn to pieces in every major movie this summer. READ FULL STORY

'The Amazing Spider-Man' viral campaign leads to new peek at the Lizard -- VIDEO

It’s practically de rigueur now for giant studio tent-poll pictures: The quasi-grassroots “viral” campaign that engages hardcore fans on either a virtual or actual scavenger hunt that ultimately results in the release of a highly conventional piece of marketing (i.e. a trailer, poster,  featurette, etc.). This weekend it was The Amazing Spider-Man‘s turn to cook up some social media buzz for itself, via the Twitter account @scaleseeker that sent fans on the trail of The Lizard, a.k.a. Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), a.k.a. the Big Bad of Sony Pictures’ reboot of the Spidey franchise. Let’s see what they were up to, and what they found!  READ FULL STORY

Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Mila Kunis to present at 2012 MTV Movie Awards

MTV announced today the first string line-up of presenters for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, airing live June 3 at 9 p.m. ET. Kristen Stewart and her Snow White and the Huntsman costars Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron will hand out the Golden Popcorn. Joining them, The Amazing Spider-Man‘s Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, Prometheus star Michael Fassbender, and Ted‘s Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg.

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'The Amazing Spider-Man' trailer: More glimpses of the Lizard, but who's that mysterious man?

The last few trailers for The Amazing Spider-Man have leaned on the notion that this reboot of the Spidey franchise reexamines how Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) became the famed web-slinger. Perhaps sensing some audience fatigue with the idea of seeing yet another superhero origin story, the newest (and likely last) Amazing Spider-Man trailer takes an intriguing new approach. “This life is not an easy one,” says a weary Peter in the opening moments of the trailer, and we see him already hard at work as Spider-Man — which is to say, the assumption is that you already know who Spider-Man is, and what he can do. This trailer focuses on a different kind of origin story: “The one thing that has haunted me my entire life,” says Peter, “is finding the truth about my parents.”

We also get a few new, more fleshed-out glimpses of Dr. Curt Connors’s (Rhys Ifans) alter ego, The Lizard. More intriguing is the shadowy figure demanding to know if Connors told Peter about his father. Who is this raspy-voiced character? Is it Oscorp head Norman Osborn, a.k.a. Green Goblin? The DNA-obsessed Dr. Miles Warren, a.k.a. the Jackal? Someone new? Check out the trailer below, and decide for yourself:  READ FULL STORY

New 'Amazing Spider-Man' trailer: Is Peter Parker ready to play God? -- VIDEO

With two and a half months until its July 3 premiere, The Amazing Spider-Man continues to weave its narrative web for fanboys (and girls, of course). A new, darker Japanese trailer offers a more in-depth look into the backstory of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and emphasizes the complex dynamic between Peter and Dr. Curt Connors, a.k.a. The Lizard (Rhys Ifans). Check it out below. READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Donald Glover to appear in Spidey's bedroom, Elle Fanning may join movie musical

• Total Internet #win: OK it’s not quite casting, but fans had been pushing for Community‘s Donald Glover to play Peter Parker in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man, and since Andrew Garfield is firmly in that role (opposite Emma Stone), director Marc Webb made sure Glover at least made a quick appearance. In an interview with MTV, Webb said he “included some references to Glover inside the set decoration of Peter Parker’s bedroom.” [MTV News]

• Another hipster musical a la Once is making its way to the big screen, and Elle Fanning is in talks to take the lead role. The film, God Help the Girl, is written and directed by Scottish band Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch. It’s also Internet win #2 for the day — the film raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter for production. [Rolling Stone]

• Coppola darling Alden Ehrenrich (Somewhere, Tetro) is taking over the lead role in Beautiful Creatures from Jack O’Connell who dropped out over scheduling conflicts. Ehrenrich and Alice Englert play teens who share a flair for the supernatural in the first adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s novels. Will it be the next Twilight or The Hunger Games? Only time will tell. The film also stars Viola Davis and Jeremy Irons and is directed by Richard LaGravanese, who helmed P.S. I Love You. [Indie Wire]

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New 'Spider-Man' video reveals that 'The Daily Bugle' is now a TV station staffed by smug blonde reporters


A new viral video for this summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man contains an interesting revelation for Spidey fans. It seems that in Amazing‘s rebooted world, the beloved newspaper The Daily Bugle is actually a 24-hour news network, complete with a smug news anchor named Eva Predelson. (Although it’s also possible that The Daily Bugle is just a newsmagazine. Maybe in the world of Amazing, Eva Predelson is like Brian Williams, and The Daily Bugle is her Rock Center. Which is a real show, by the way.) Below, Predelson introduces an interview with Captain George Stacy (Denis Leary), who is a bit upset about this Spider-Man fellow. The video teases a website called allows you to upload pictures of yourself in a Spider-Man outfit, and also teases a phone number (877-651-8503). But don’t call the number, because I already did, and all I heard was someone doing their best impression of The Chief from Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? demanding I visit the site. Watch the video after the jump. READ FULL STORY

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