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    Weekend Box Office: 'Amazing Spider-Man' Leads Field

    Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” showed that the venerable Marvel character can still lure moviegoers in large numbers into its web. In its first six days the $230-million franchise reboot of “Spider-Man" with new stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the leads generated close to $140 million and ...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Tops Weekend, Hauls $140 Million Over 6 Days

    Here are some facts, without spin. The opening $64 million weekend of "The Amazing Spider-Man" is less than that of "Spider-Man 2" by about $24 million. The $140 million it has registered since it's release on Tuesday is overshadowed by the first three days of "Spider-Man 3," at $151 million. And wi...

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    In Theaters: 'Spider-Man' & 'Savages' Likely To Win This Weekend's 'Do-Deca-Pentathalon'; 'Katy Perry' Might Give You 'Crazy Eyes'

    Happy belated Independence Day, movie fans! Now that the barbeques, firecrackers, and sunburns have subsided, we can’t think of a better way to ring in America’s 236th birthday than with a trip to the theater. This weekend, you can celebrate with an excursion high above the New York skyline, competi...

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    'The Amazing Spider-Man': The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man," the second of this summer's three massive superhero movies, is now in theaters. And while so far it's performing behind "Spider-Man 3," the film's doing reasonably well (expected to haul in somewhere in the neighborhood of $130 million by Sunday) given the lack ...

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    Comic Book Fans' Kryptonite: Faulty Assumptions

    They drive so much of angry fanboy discourse.

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    New Posters For 'Premium Rush,' 'The Impossible,' 'The Campaign,' 'Resident Evil' & 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

    With "The Dark Knight Rises" around the corner, lensing on his directorial debut "Don Jon's Addiction" underway and "Looper" and "Lincoln" due to be unveiled this fall, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is up for quite the year. And there's one lesser, JGL-starring vehicle that's certainly making the most of his...

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    'The Amazing Spider-Man' Getting Trilogy Treatment; Producers Tease Sinister Six As Possible Villains

    Well, it's official: "The Amazing Spider-Man" is going to be a huge hit. With over $50 million already in the bank from overseas, "The Amazing Spider-Man" kicked off in North America on Tuesday with a record-breaking $35 million and is now on track to earn upwards of $140 mil...

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    When Reboots Don't Exactly Start From Scratch

    Can you really call a film like "The Amazing Spider-Man" a "reboot" if some of the same people worked on the original?

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    Is Director Marc Webb Going To Return For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2?'

    As of today, "The Amazing Spider-Man" is in theaters, ending the two-and-a-half-year build up to one of the more controversial superhero films in history. Plans for a "Spider-Man 4" were well underway at the end of 2009, with Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire both returning for a script (by "Rabbit Hole" ...

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    Discuss: Does 'Magic Mike' Prove That Female Audiences Are Now More Reliable Than Hollywood's Staple Teen Boy Targets?

    For those who follow that sort of thing, this weekend was one of the more interesting in a while at the domestic box office. There were four films that broke the $25 million barrier in the same weekend, a first in history, for instance. There was the unusually precipitious drop for "Brave," a worryi...

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