Magazine article Screen International

Spider-Man 2 Retains UK Lead

Magazine article Screen International

Spider-Man 2 Retains UK Lead

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Sony's sequel adds $5.7m (£3.36m) for $27.8m (£16.52m) to date; Fox's The Other Woman posts strong UK bow of $4.5m (£2.7m), including previews.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 caught its competitors in its web as it retained the UK lead for the second consecutive week.

Sony's sequel added $5.7m (£3.36m) in its second weekend and has so far amassed $27.8m (£16.52m). The Amazing Spider-Man stood at $31.8m (£18.8m) at the end of its second weekend, albeit boosted by one extra day of previews.

The Amazing Spider-Man fell over 70% in its third weekend with the arrival of The Dark Knight Rises, so the sequel will be hoping for a stronger hold as it attempts to surpass its predecessor's $43.8m (£26m) UK result.FO

xDespite being unable to make it a chart-topping UK/US debut weekend, Fox's The Other Woman posted a strong $4.5m (£2.7m) debut, including previews, to chart second.

That marks director Nick Cassavetes' best-ever UK bow ahead of My Sister's Keeper's $1.6m (£922,947), and The Other Woman stands a great chance of surpassing that film's $10.6m (£6.3m) tally to become Cassavetes' best-ever UK performer.

It's worth noting that The Other Woman's Fri-Sun tally of $3.3m (£2m) would have also seen it comfortably land second spot.

Also for Fox, Rio 2 dropped a remarkable 11% in its fourth weekend of release on its way to $1.5m (£879,758). The animated sequel has now flown to $19.9m (£11.8m) in the UK as it attempts to overtake Rio's $22.8m (£13.56m) result.

The Grand Budapest Hotel and Mr. Peabody & Sherman stand at $17.8m (£10.6m) and $22.5m (£13.4m), respectively.ENTERTAINMENT

Including its previews over the Bank Holiday weekend [April 18-21], Wally Pfister's directorial debut Transcendence recorded a $2m (£1.2m) debut from its 434 sites through Entertainment.DISNEY

As expected, Captain America: The Winter Soldier has overtaken Iron Man's $29.3m (£17.4m) in terms of Marvel Studios' outings in the UK.

Disney's latest Marvel outing fought its way to a further $975,000 (£578,946) for $30.4m (£18m) to date, with the next target being Thor: The Dark World's $33.9m (£20.1m).

Also for Disney, Muppets Most Wanted is up to $11.6m (£6.9m) following a $467,000 (£276,921) weekend.PARAMOUNT

Darren Aronofsky's Noah has now sailed to $15.3m (£9.1m) following a $862,000 (£512,000) weekend through Paramount. It has every chance of hitting £10m which would be a very healthy return given the competition it's faced during the run.EONE

Falling 44% in its second weekend, The Love Punch took $582,000 (£345,477) for $2.6m (£1.55m) to date through eOne. It's in with a good chance of becoming director Joel Hopkins' best-ever UK performer, currently Last Chance Harvey's $3. …

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