Nancy Tartaglione contributed to this report.
There’s absolutely no arachnophobia in international markets for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Sony Pictures Entertainment’s latest film in its mega-franchise opened in 15 territories — including across Europe in the U.K. Spain, Germany and Belgium and in other top markets of Mexico and Australia — and numbers are just now rolling in … and they are very strong and off to a great start.
In four markets — the U.K., Germany, Australia and Belgium — the movie already has logged the biggest opening days of the year. In the U.K., Spidey grossed $2.73M, which is not surprising since it’s a top school holiday and kids are flooding into the market now. Back in 2012, The Amazing Spider-Man made $40.3M in the U.K. all in, so this is one of the most important markets for the studio. The film grabbed $1.44M Down Under in Australia, a big $1.3M in Germany and in Belgium $190K for its opening day. Other markets where Spidey opened are Austria, Denmark, Israel, New Zealand, Portugal, Switzerland, Uraguay, Bulgaria, and Sweden. Read More »
Wednesday afternoon it was Sony‘s turn at bat to strut its stuff at CinemaCon in a no-frills, slickly produced reel that ran the gamut of the kind of movies the studio is known for. There were no stars on … Read More »
The final trailer for Sony and Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 dropped today, setting up the battle between Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker and bad guys Henry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) and Electro (Jamie Foxx). The 3D pic is due out May 2 and remember it will help set the baseline for … Read More »
Sony used their Super Bowl ad-buy op to unveil not one but two new looks at their May 2 superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2. First, Sony released a new 33-second Big Game spot that just aired on Fox. To accompany that tease, the studio also released a longer nearly 4-minute “Enemies Unite” sizzle reel with a closer look at Andrew Garfield’s wisecracking spandexed hero and Jamie Foxx as mild-mannered Oscorp employee Max Dillon, who becomes the villainous Electro after a shocking incident one night. Watch both sneak peeks below:
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Among the plugs for beer, chips, cars, beer, GoDaddy, Cheerios and beer this Sunday, expect to get another glimpse at Sony‘s superhero sequel. Andrew Garfield is back as the Webbed One in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, doing battle against Electro, romancing Emma Stone, saving the world and … Read More »
Sony Pictures launched this look at its summer’s tentpole The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for folks attending last night’s festivities in New York’s Times Square — which it turns out is pretty fitting given the clip’s subject matter. It’s the latest effort by the studio to reach a big … Read More »
Ross Lincoln contributes to Deadline’s Comic-Con coverage.
Andrew Garfield revealed today that the Spider-Man story he’d most like to see made into a film is one that is legally impossible, at least for the moment. “I’d love to see [Spider-Man] with The Avengers,” he said, to audible gasps, during the Sony Pictures panel discussion of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 at Comic-Con. “Wouldn’t that just be awesome? Just saying.”
Sadly for everyone drooling at the prospect of Spider-Man joining that Marvel superhero squad, it’s not going to happen as long as Sony retains the rights to the character. And judging by the presentation during tonight, the company expects to retain them for the foreseeable future. Sony clearly expects Amazing Spider-Man 2 to be a huge hit. During the first half of the discussion, the participants — co-stars Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan and, eventually, Garfield, along with director mark Webb and producers Ari Avad and Matt Tolmach — didn’t even attempt to sell the movie; instead, after a short film depicting him attempting to sneak into Hall H, Garfield appeared dressed and in character as Spider-Man, then spent 10 minutes wisecracking with the cast.
Related: Comic-Con: Jamie Foxx’s ‘Electro Arrives’ Clip
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Comic-Con 2013 hasn’t officially launched, but the annual mega-gathering has spawned its first teaser clip. Sony plastered an Amazing Spider-Man 2 ad atop the Nobu restaurant in San Diego, but this … Read More »
Get ready to see a whole lot of spandex in Hall H. Ahead of Comic-Con‘s official lineup announcement, Marvel and Sony have confirmed their plans for 2013′s edition. Marvel will … Read More »
Director Marc Webb’s Tweeting his way through production on Sony‘s Amazing Spider-Man 2. His latest reveal: A first look at Paul Giamatti as the … Read More »
Sony Pictures has added a title and shifted a few movies for the summer of 2014. Joining The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which opens May 2, Sony is betting heavily on raunchy comedies. The studio has dated 21 … Read More »
UPDATE: Here is a bit more information on Woody Allen’s next film. I’m told he will shoot in the South of France. That country certainly worked out for him in Midnight In Paris.
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Hollywood studios rarely disclose lots of details about spending plans for their big-budget productions. But Sony is making an exception for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to help New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo build his case for the production tax incentives that he wants to extend for five years. The movie should generate 3,500 jobs, cast 11,000 extras and occupy the biggest stage footprint ever seen in New York, the state says today. That’s “great news for our local communities and fans of the franchise,” Cuomo says. Long Island will benefit most. Spider-Man 2 will require “massive sets” at two facilities in Long Island (Grumman Studios and Gold Coast Studios) and one in Brooklyn (the Marcy Armory). About a third of the new jobs and extras will come from Long Island. In addition, the production will tap several local businesses to handle food and equipment. For example, it will pay Mobile on Demand Storage of NY $279,000 for container rentals, Pride Equipment Corporation $130,000 for crane rentals, U.S. Coffee $32,000 for beverages, Quick Auto Parts $19,000 for auto parts, and Bagelboss $16,000 for food. The production will need 3,000 hotel room nights in Bethpage and Plainview, and another 3,000 in Rochester. Sony expects the shoot to last 150 days, with 50 in Bethpage and as many as 15 in Rochester. On Friday, the producers will look for specific locations in Rochester, including one for a car chase. Read More »
Columbia Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has set Chris Cooper to play Norman Osborn, Deadline has confirmed. Father to Peter Parker’s pal Harry, Norman Osborn is the alter ego of … Read More »