‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Posts Year’s Best Opening Day in 4 Markets

Sony’s Marvel superhero sequel begins its foreign box-office rollout and takes in $2.7 million from the U.K.

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” has begun its worldwide rollout with a bang, posting the biggest opening day of the year in all four markets in which it opened, Sony reported Thursday.

The Marvel superhero sequel took in $2.7 million in the U.K. and $190,000 in Belgium on Wednesday, along with $1.4 million in Australia and $1.1 million in Germany on Thursday. 

Also read: ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Tracking for $95 Million Box-Office Opening

It will debut in a total of 15 overseas markets this weekend, ahead of its May 2 opening in the U.S.

Marc Webb returns as the director for “The Amazing Spider-Man” sequel, which has a script from Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Robert Garfield and Emma Stone top a cast that includes Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti and Dane DeHaan as baddies Electro, The Rhino and The Green Goblin, respectively.

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