EXCLUSIVE: Sources are telling me that Sony Pictures’ The Amazing Spiderman swept the Asian box office this weekend as the much-anticipated actioner opened early in a handful of international territories.
The reboot of Marvel’s most popular character will be released July 3rd in the U.S. and Canada. Yet in Korea the 3D film debuted $13M bigger than Marvel’s The Avengers which scored one of the biggest openings ever there.
The sources say that India took in $5+M more than Avengers for the biggest opening ever there for an American film. Singapore, Hong Kong, Phillippines all reported “huge” openings, too.
It’s a very auspicious start for director Marc Webb and stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the Spider-Man origins film similar to the original told just 10 years ago.
Disney may own Marvel now, but Sony Pictures doesn’t have to share its worldwide box office grosses from The Amazing Spider-Man.
Instead, Disney/Marvel receives all the merchandising loot.... See Complete Article @ Deadline Hollywood