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Spider-Man 2 leaps to top of US box office

Published on May 5, 2014 6:04 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sprang to the top of the North American box office this weekend, its first in movie theaters, industry estimates showed on Sunday.

The sequel featuring Andrew Garfield in the title character’s celebrated red and blue tights took in US$92 million (S$115.8 million) in 4,324 theatres, outperforming the original that went on to gross US$262 million.

Falling to number two, romantic comedy The Other Woman starring Cameron Diaz earned US$14.2 million its second week in theaters.

Heaven Is For Real, starring Greg Kinnear as the father of a four-year-old boy who wakes up from emergency surgery with a story about going to heaven and back, held on to third place with US$8.7 million in receipts.

Movie Still: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, starring Andrew Garfield. -- FILE PHOTO: SONY PICTURES
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