'Amazing Spider-Man 2' could debut with $95 million at the box office

By Chelsea Lewis ,

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to be released in theaters all across America starting late Thursday night and early predictions have the film set to debut with a strong $95 million opening.

Variety reported that the late night roll out for the film will start on Thursday night showing the movie in over 3,000 locations. Following the late-night showings it will be expanded to over 4,324 theaters out of those, 353 will be IMAX screenings of the film.

Spider-Man 2 is having very similar projections to that of Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Solider, which had an impressive debut at the box office for being released in April.

The sequel to the Amazing Spider-Man has already made $155 million overseas in a variety of markets. The film has yet to open in China, which is also expected to be large.

Opening at this time in May seems to be a pattern for Spider-Man films. This will mark the third time that the web-slinger has kicked-started what is considered by many to be the summer movie going season.

Sony, who owns the rights to the Spider-Man character, are certainly betting big on their property, the reported budget for the film, which includes marketing, was estimated between $200 and $250 million. The studio is already moving forward on spin-off films and a Sinister Six film which will feature many famous Spider-Man villains, The Los Angeles Times reported.

This film features the return of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey.



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