‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Swoops to $67 Million at Overseas Box Office

Sony’s Marvel superhero sequel is up to $132 million from abroad ahead of its Friday opening in the U.S.

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:13 AM

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” brought in a sizzling $67.2 million in its second weekend at the overseas box office, Sony reported Sunday.

That raises the international total for the Marvel superhero sequel to $132 million, ahead of its opening Friday in more than 4,000 theaters in North America, and key foreign territories China and Brazil.

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South Korea was the biggest new market, with a $13.4 million No. 1 opening. It also launched in the top spot in Russia ($8.9 million) and Italy ($6.5 million).

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is showing particular strength on IMAX. It totaled $4 million from 146 locations — a $35,000 per-screen average — this weekend and has brought in $7 million from IMAX already.

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Marc Webb returns to direct with a script by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Jeff Pinkner. Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti and Dane DeHaan co-star as baddies Electro, the Rhino and The Green Goblin, respectively.

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