That’s right, Sony let’s slip that their Amazing Spider-Man franchise will be a trilogy! Is it a mistake? Or have they just let slip some spectacular news? Check it out!
If you’ve been following the box office updates for the newly released Amazing Spider-Man movie, this news will not come as a surprise to you. For those of you who haven’t been following, it was confirmed as early as Sunday that the movie was taking a big chunk o’ box office with Deadline reporting confirmations of a huge take in the Asia market – it was released in some markets as early as 13th June (Japan premiere), but the main push came on 28th June. Also, Variety are now reporting that during it’s Independence Day release, The Amazing Spider-Man has already netted around $35 million, easily beating the previous midweek opening record set by Transformers of $27.9 million in 2007.
Variety goes on to point out that:
“Transformers” grossed a whopping $155 million in its first six days, though that included $8.8 million from evening and late-night screenings on Monday. “Spider-Man,” which earned $7.5 million from midnights (added to opening day totals), should see similar traction over the long holiday frame, collecting north of $150 million. That’s improved from Sony’s earlier estimates in the $110 million-$120 million range.
So enough money talk, let’s get down to Trilogy news. How did Sony inadvertently anounce that the Amazing Spider-Man triloygy would be a franchise? By making a throwaway comment on their Facebook page that’s how:
It’s finally here! The Amazing Spider-Man is the first installment in a movie trilogy that will explore how our fave hero’s journey was shaped by the disappearance of his parents…
Okay, so it’s not ‘official’ confirmation by any means, but with a decent Box Office showing it’s not outside the realm of possibily. It could just be a mistake, but it’s a hell of a mistake to make, right?
What do you think? Will Amazing Spider-Man get a trilogy? Should it? Have you seen the movie yet? If so, what did you think? Please let me know in the comments below – I’d love to hear your opinion!
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