'The Amazing Spider-Man' rules Friday box office
Unsurprisingly, "The Amazing Spider-Man" continued to rule the box office on Friday, earning another $20.7 million.
The 3-D Sony film, which stars "The Social Network" actor Andrew Garfield in the title role, has earned a four-day domestic cume of $95.7 after opening on July 3. "The Amazing Spider-Man" already 'The Amazing Spider-Man' breaks Tuesday box office record broke a box office record after earning the highest opening for a Tuesday, beating out "Transformers"' previous 2007 record of $27.9 million.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the superhero movie is expected to earn between $135 and $140 million in its first week. "Spider-Man" also earned $50 million overseas last weekend, after opening in 11 countries.
In the reboot, Peter Parker (Garfield) goes in search of clues that might explain what happened to his parents, who disappeared when he was young. His search brings him to Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.
Emma Stone portrays Peter Parker's blonde love interest Gwen Stacy in "The Amazing Spider-Man," opposite "The Social Network" actor. The pair, who has been romantically linked since June 2011, met during a screen test for the upcoming superhero movie.
The weekend's other releases, Oliver Stone's "Savages" and 3-D concert documentary "Katy Perry: Part of Me," were out-performed by holdovers "Ted," "Brave" and "Magic Mike," who landed in top four spots in Friday's box office.
"Savages" was directed by Stone and earned $5.6 million on Friday, landing in the fifth spot in the box office charts. The R-rated thriller, which reportedly cost $45 million to produce, is predicted to earn $16.8 million for the weekend, performing better than expected.
The movie stars "Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively as an American woman named O, involved in a sexual relationship with her pot-growing boyfriends, Chon and Ben. O gets herself kidnapped by members of a Mexican drug cartel headed by the evil Elena, played by Salma Hayek.
Katy Perry's concert documentary "Part of Me" earned $2.7 million on Friday, but grossed $3.1 million when it opened on Thursday. The Paramount flick was seventh in the box office and is expected to earn up to $12 million over the weekend.
The film includes footage from Perry's religious past and showcases her whirlwind rise to fame. The documentary also includes details about her high-profile separation from comedian Russell Brand, which occurred while the performer was in the middle of a worldwide tour.
Watch trailers for "The Amazing Spider-Man," "Savages" and "Katy Perry: Part of Me" below.