A week before its domestic rollout (or would that be swing-over), The Amazing Spider-Man has already made an impression overseas with a muscular $50.2 million debut, which includes a record-setting opening in India.
The Spider-Man character has always been a financial behemoth internationally, especially in comparison to more North American appreciated superheroes like Batman and Superman. It’s becoming clear though that even with a new look, director and cast, audiences are still willing to see Spidey in action.
BoxOffice.com is reporting that from the estimated Thursday to Sunday period, The Amazing Spider-Man has snagged $50.2 million, including $13.4 million in South Korea, $11.4 million in Japan and sizable launches in a number of other smaller territories.
Meanwhile in India, the red-suited vigilante grabbed $6 million, which is the biggest opening ever for a Hollywood film, 74 percent bigger than Spider-Man 3, 73 percent more than The Avengers, and more than double the lifetime box office of The Dark Knight.
Opening in more than 4,000 theaters stateside on July 3, expect The Amazing Spider-Man to soar well over $100 million by the end of the week.