Box Office Report: 'Spider-Man' on Track for $800 Million Worldwide
Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man has every chance of swinging its way to a worldwide gross in the $800 million range, more than ensuring a second life for the marquee superhero franchise, according to Sony insiders.
Through Wednesday, the 3D tentpole starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone has grossed roughly $408 million worldwide. That includes a nine-day domestic gross of $159.7 million.
A global gross nearing $800 million would put Amazing Spider-Man in the same range of the first two films; Spider-Man grossed $821.7 million in 2002, and Spider-Man 2 earned $783.8 million in 2004. Spider-Man 3 took in $890.9 million in 2007.
One Sony insider says Amazing Spider-Man has relaunched the franchise in "spectacular" fashion, pointing out that it's pacing ahead of other reboots, including Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins.
Globally, Amazing Spider-Man and Men in Black 3 -- Sony's other summer tentpole -- now account for north of $1 billion in ticket sales. MIB3 has grossed $603.9 million worldwide.
Sony has a strong shot at enjoying its biggest year ever globally.