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variety.com – Slinging its web to a few overseas territories early, Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ grossed nearly $5.5 million opening day from four markets, the largest being the U.K., which contributed $2.7 million. In each of the debut territories, “Spider-Man 2″ scored the largest single opening-day gross this year, according to Sony. 7 hours 22 min ago via donnieyen
variety.com – Audiences congregated Wednesday for Sony’s faith-based film “Heaven Is for Real,” which kicked off the Easter weekend with an opening day gross of $3.7 million from 2,417 locations. The feature adaptation of Todd Burpo’s real-life book, from director Randall Wallace (“We Were Soldiers”), received mostly mixed reviews from critics. 15 hours 24 min ago via jackiechan
fb.indiewire.com – Jim Jarmusch's very well reviewed "Only Lovers Left Alive" led a considerable batch of indie openers at the box office this weekend. The story of Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), two retro cool vampires, "Only Lovers" grossed $96,976 from 4 theaters for a potent $24,244 average. The debut sits in between the performances of the director's last two films (both of which also featured Swinton). 4 days 14 hours ago via donnieyen
Specialty Box Office: 'Under The Skin' Soars To Make Scarlett Johannson 'Captain' Of The Weekend; Jude Law Not So Fortunate With 'Don Hemingway'
fb.indiewire.com – Jonathan Glazer's first film in 10 years, "Under The Skin," found 2014's second best limited debut this weekend. The A24-released film -- which stars Scarlett Johannson as an alien roaming around Scotland preying on men -- found its way under the skin of enough filmgoers to gross $140,000 from just 4 theaters. 1 week 4 days ago via theothersenhman
variety.com – With a Friday bow of $37 million, Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” not only obliterated its competition, but April domestic daily records. The sequel is set to also break the weekend record for the highest-grossing April Stateside opening with $95 to upwards of $100 million this weekend. This could put the superhero pic almost... 1 week 5 days ago via brucelee
variety.com – Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has launched impressively with $10.2 million at Thursday night pre-shows in the U.S. The figure came in well above comparable Thursday-night figures such as $9 million for “Man of Steel” and $8.8 million for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” 1 week 6 days ago via jackiechan