1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 $92M
2. The Other Woman $14.2M
3. Heaven Is for Real $8.7M
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier $7.8M
5. Rio 2 $7.6M
It's on. Five weeks after Captain America put up the biggest debut of 2014, his Marvel mate, Spider-Man slings into theaters this weekend looking to snatch that title from the shield-wielding super solider, needing $95.1M to take it. With reviews all over the map, Spidey doesn't have the same level of critical acclaim CA2 had, though look for auds to eat it up with a more assured – polished – Marc Webb (benefiting immensely from the addition of J.J. Abrams' cinematographer, Daniel Mindel) delivering a much stronger product than its predecessor and a more purely-entertaining film than Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And thus the battle begins.
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 $97.5M (↔) - Families will prove key in pushing the webslinger closer to $100M.
- The Other Woman $12.75M - Could see a more substantial sophomore hold courtesy of no other date-night options.
- Heaven Is for Real $9M - Random factoid: come Sunday, will surpass The Last Song to become Greg Kinnear's biggest hit in over a decade.
- Rio 2 $8.75M - Flies past $100M mark domestic Friday, closing in on $400M worldwide.
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier $7.75M - Just passed Iron Man 2 in worldwide coin, though still $600M behind what Iron Man 3 banked globally.