The Amazing Spider-Man 2 crosses half a billion at the box office

tasm2-poster4It may have found itself knocked from the top of the North American chart after just one week, but Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has crossed the half a billion mark at the box office this past weekend, with $147 million domestically and $403 million internationally giving the Marc Webb helmed sequel a solid $550 million to date.

At present, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is trailing Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier by some $145 million, and is also currently the lowest-grossing instalment of Sony’s Spider-Man movie series, with The Amazing Spider-Man sitting on $752 million worldwide. While that figure certainly seems achievable, the sequel is going to face some stiff competition, with Godzilla arriving this week, followed by another superhero offering X-Men: Days of Future Past the following week.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Sally Field (Aunt May), Chris Zylka (Flash Thompson), Campbell Scott (Richard Parker), Embeth Davidtz (Mary Parker), Martin Sheen (Ben Parker) and Denis Leary (George Stacy) alongside new additions Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) as Electro, Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as Harry Osborn, Paul Giamatti (12 Years a Slave) as The Rhino, Chris Cooper (American Beauty) as Norman Osborn, Colm Feore (Thor) as Donald Menken, Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) as Felicia Hardy, Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings) as Dr. Kafka, and B.J. Novak (The Office) as Alistair Smythe. Read our reviews here, here and here.

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