With the domestic opening of The Amazing Spider-Man fast approaching, it is worth putting out eyes on the foreign box office which is experiencing a little bit of business from the movie before the big July 3rd launch. 13 markets already have the opportunity to see the Andrew Garfield-lead effort and they are certainly not letting their early access go to waste.
Korea is headlining the bunch with $13.4 million in the film’s opening weekend which is good enough for the nation’s third largest debut behind only the last two Transformers movies. Japan is not far behind with $11.4 million and a whopping 84% market saturation rate. This is undoubtedly great news for Sony going into the feature’s local release where the stakes are fairly high.
Early analysts have the movie pegged for an opening of $125 million in its first six days of release which would make the super hero flick the worst performer of the entire series. The Marc Webb-directed blockbuster would at least make a profit, but it goes without saying that Hollywood has been lousy on these predictions all season long. Needless to say, hopefully this is yet another low figure being thrown out for a movie that has the potential to post figures more in line with its predecessors which each went on to gross over $300 million at the domestic level.