Spider-Man 2 Opens Strong, Falls Short

Andrew Garfield-Emma Stone reboot is playing as well with audiences

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted May 4, 2014 11:55 AM CDT

(Newser) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 kicked off what's seen as the start of Hollywood's summer season this weekend with a muscular $92 million haul that nonetheless fell well short of others in the franchise, short of expectations, and short of the biggest opening of 2014—which the LA Times notes is still held by Captain America: The Winter Soldier. As per the AP, The Other Woman slid to a distant No. 2, with $14 million. For a review roundup of the latest in the Spidey series, click here.

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Jamie Foxx as Electro in the film, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."   (Uncredited)
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Emma Stone in the film, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."   (Niko Tavernise)
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Andrew Garfield and Dane DeHaan in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."   (Niko Tavernise)
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