Spider-Man Dominates Box Office With $140 Million Opening Frame

After getting off to a rip-roaring start on Tuesday, Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man has slowed only somewhat, with The Hollywood Reporter indicating that the film's six-day box office will be somewhere between $135 and $140 million, coming in right in the middle of its projected $120-$150 million gross.

From The film went into the weekend having already drawn $95.7 million, which means that its $65 million was still enough to win the weekend even without the opening day bump worked in and that it's still coming in roughly on pace with some of the more modest superhero hits of recent years, like the first Iron Man and Dark Knight movies, which opened substantially lower than their sequels. Whether The Amazing Spider-Man will have the kind of longevity those movies had, of course, remains to be seen.

Ted, Magic Mike and Brave, all in their second or third weeks of release, came in at #2, 3 and 4 at the box office this weekend after a slow start by Oliver Stone's Savages, which came in fifth with just over $15 million, and the new Katy Perry concert video, which is expected to open at between $11 million and $12 million.