Mania Box Office Report: Spidey Swings only so High Comments -


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iceknight52 7/9/2012 6:10:28 AM

I meant to say, "as Gwen Stacy." But she plays a great Emma Stone too. Can't think of anyone better for the part. ;)

vitieddie 7/9/2012 6:19:58 AM

Apart from Avengers, I think TDKR will be the 2nd blockbuster of the year - both in dollars and in actual movie quality - will be waiting for it to open. Again, not sure about the negative comments I see on this site - probably the DC v Marvel thing going too far. Well, just a couple weeks to go - lets see if Nolan can pull it off.

Boombatty 7/9/2012 6:32:47 AM

 If my comment gets repeated my apologies to everyone else here, the comments ADD button iss a bit f'ed.

monkeyfoot 7/9/2012 6:37:06 AM

Saw ASM in 2D. I though tit was excellent. I also didn't see the need for a reboot but they did a great job of it anyway, mainly by focusing on different things and aspects of Spidey. I thought all the actors were great, especially Garfield and Stone. Their romance worked for me which was very necessary for the film. I thought the FX were very good. Improvments in the tech made it look more realistic to me than the previous.

I am an unabashed fan of the Raimi films, but it was necessary to be different this time. Raimi's although they had their drama, were filled with the sense of "comic book fun" you get from reading the books as a kid. You almost need to have a big bowl of cereal in your pajamas on a Saturday morning watching his movies on TV. I love that. Webb's film is more along the line of the latest action movies such as Bourne, Daniel Craig's Bond, and the Nolan Batman's with the "real and gritty" feel. This also worked for me. Just like in the comics when different creators work on a book they put their own stamp on it.

One thing I really liked from the Raimi films that was carried over is the absolute love of NYers for Spider-Man. Loved that, too.

Boombatty 7/9/2012 6:39:22 AM

 Robert, copying Box Office Mojo's article verbatim is with about 1 percent commentary and then simply calling out the source as Box Office Mojo (let alone the actual WRITER, Ray Subers) is still blatant PLAGARISM.  If you can't write your own material then STEALING it is just as good?  Shame on you Robert.  If we all want a news aggregate site we can go to IWon or someother aggregator.  It is a shame what has happened to this site.  Mania used to be one of my favorites back in the day.  Things have changed horribly for the worse with crap like this.

Boombatty 7/9/2012 7:10:22 AM

 From said site's (an IMDB site) usage policy that you are ripping off blind:

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HarryTuttle 7/9/2012 7:16:37 AM

 I had easily one of the most terrifying experiences of my life this weekend.

Mrs Tuttle and I finally went to see Brave (enjoyable, not Pixar's best but it looked gorgeous) and we're about four minutes in to what I initially assumed was one of the longest trailers I'd ever seen when it finally dawned on me that we were in the wrong screen. Brave was playing next door, but we were sitting and watching the unfolding horror that was: Katy Perry: Part Of Me.

We high tailed it out of there (and left the remaining five people to enjoy giant-size KP in 3D....scream!) and fortunately got in to see Brave while the previews were still playing.

A very close call. Could have meant years of therapy...

ztigr 7/9/2012 7:20:31 AM

 Agreeing with a lot of people here, this was my favorite of the 4, and Garfield surprised the heck out of me as being better than TM.  He seemed to relish the role,where TM seemed to be indifferent towards it.  The flaw I saw was with the villain.  Weak entry compared to Doc OC and the Green Goblin.  Though better than the Sand Man.

jsmulligan 7/9/2012 7:36:11 AM

 Glad you made it out alive, Harry.  I don't know if it's like that where you are, but here a lot of the theaters no longer say what movie is playing on the outside of the door to try to thwart movie hoppers.  Probably going to be a rise in that sort of horror story.

Ice, I was going to ask if that was intentional or not, criticizing her ability to play a character instead of just being herself like a lot of other actors.

Kind of hard to wrap my head around the idea of something making 130 million in 6 days being a disappointment.  Hollywood money numbers...

Wiseguy 7/9/2012 8:03:36 AM

Let's not forget the 200 million Spidey made overseas. I think the sequel's in the bag, not that there was ever any doubt.

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