'The Amazing Spider-Man' tops weekend box office with $65 million
Spider-Man is still a hit with moviegoers as the reboot of the popular franchise topped the box office this weekend.
"The Amazing Spider-Man" with Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker / Spider-Man and Emma Stone as his first love Gwen Stacy, took in an estimated $65 million for the weekend, according to The Associated Press. The film has also made an estimated $140 million total since its release on July 3.
Worldwide, "The Amazing Spider-Man" has earned an estimated $341.2 million.
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.
The latest film comes just five years after "Spider-Man 3" with Tobey Maguire as the web slinger and Sam Raimi at the helm.
In second place was last week's box office winner "Ted." The film took in $32.6 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new box office raises the film's domestic total to $120.2 million.
"Ted," the comedy by "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane starring Mark Wahlberg, is about a man (Wahlberg) whose best friend is a teddy bear who came to life after he wished for it as a child. Mila Kunis plays Lori, the live-in girlfriend of Wahlberg's character, John.
The Pixar film "Brave" came in third place for its third week at the box office and earned $20.2 million. Its domestic total now stands at $174.5 million and worldwide the film has earned $211.1 million.
Oliver Stone's drug-war film "Savages," which was released on July 6, debuted at No. 4. The film, which stars John Travolta, Salma Hayek, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively and Benicio del Toro, reportedly earned $16.2 million over weekend.
In fifth place is the male stripper film "Magic Mike" with Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey. The movie earned $15.6 million in its second weekend at the box office, and has earned $72.7 million domestically so far.
The week's other big release, "Katy Perry: Part of Me," had a week start at the box office and debuted in eighth place. The concert movie with the "California Gurls" pop star earned just $7.2 million.
Watch trailers for "The Amazing Spider-Man," "Savages" and "Katy Perry: Part of Me" below.