Magazine article Screen International

Spidey 2 Spins Early $5M

Magazine article Screen International

Spidey 2 Spins Early $5M

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 rolled out in the first of its 15 territories through Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) this weekend, setting record opening days for 2014 in the UK, Germany, Australia and Belgium.

The superhero sequel - opening a full two weeks ahead of North America on May 2 - grossed an estimated $2.73m in the UK and $190,000 in Belgium on Wednesday, followed by $1.44m in Australia and $1.1m in Germany on Thursday.

The webslinger is set to arrive this weekend in Mexico, Spain, Sweden and Denmark, among others.

SPRI opens the Faith-based film Heaven Is For Real day-and-date with North America in six territories: Ghana, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Poland, the Philippines and New Zealand.

Another superhero will continue to be in action as Marvel Studios' Captain America: The Winter Soldier surges towards the $400m mark.

The film has grossed $342.6m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International and opens in its final market of Japan. …

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