Amazing Spider-Man 2 leaps to top of US box office

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Jamie Foxx (left) and Andrew Garfield star in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Marvel sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has opened at the top of the North American box office with takings of $92m (£54.5m).

The superhero Sony film enjoyed the second best domestic debut of the year so far, just behind Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

The latter took $96m (£58m) in its first weekend in April.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 enjoyed an overseas haul of $116m (£68.7m) over the weekend.

NORTH AMERICAN BOX OFFICE

  1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($92m/£54.5m)
  2. The Other Woman ($14.2m/£8.4m)
  3. Heaven is for Real ($8.6m/£5m)
  4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($7.7m/£4.5m)
  5. Rio 2 ($7.6m/£4.5m)
  6. Brick Mansions ($3.5m/£2.07m)
  7. Divergent ($2.2m/£1.3m)
  8. The Quiet Ones ($2m/£1.2m)
  9. God's Not Dead ($1.8m/£1.06m)
  10. The Grand Budapest Hotel ($1.7m/£1m)

Source: Rentrak

That brings the film's international total to $370m (£219.3m) after three weeks on release outside the US and Canada.

The movie sees Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) defending himself against numerous super villains including the Rhino, played by Paul Giamatti.

The sequel bumped last week's North American number one - The Other Woman, starring Cameron Diaz - into second spot, with takings of $14.2m (£8.4m).

Heaven is for Real, the story of a young boy who claims to have visited heaven during a near-death experience, was third with $8.6m (£5m).

Captain America: The Winter Soldier was fourth with $7.7m (£4.5m) in its fifth week, with animation Rio 2 at number five with $7.6m (£4.5m)

A fair comparison with the 2012 opening of The Amazing Spider-Man is difficult, since the first film opened the week of the 4th of July, when the US has a national holiday - it took $62m (£36.7m) on its opening weekend and $137m (£81.2m) over its first week.

Sony has two more Spider-Man movies due for release in 2016 and 2018.

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