Last year, we took a preliminary look at one of Summer 2014's early tentpoles--X-Men: Days of Future Past--and broke down some of its keys to contending for the 2014 domestic summer box office crown. Thanks to your enthusiastic responses toward that original story, we think it's only fair to highlight the season's other contenders in what looks to be the first summer in years with more than one or two legitimate front-runners.
Thus, Part Two of this "5 Reasons..." series looks at the potential of another fan favorite: The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
It's no secret that Sony has big plans for their new iteration of the popular series. Sam Raimi's trilogy delivered some of the biggest box office numbers in history between 2002 and 2007, while 2012's reboot was a global success in its own right. Now, which elements could inspire major blockbuster status for director Marc Webb's second foray into web-slinging territory?
#1) Franchise Precedents & The Summer-Starter Effect
Considered by Hollywood as the official start to the season, the first weekend of May has delivered the eventual summer box office victor for the past two years (The Avengers and Iron Man 3). Believe it or not, that's far from the norm. Prior to 2012, only two movies had ever won a summer after opening on that weekend: 2007's Spider-Man 3 and 2002's original Spider-Man... (more)
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Edited by ShawnMR, 13 March 2014 - 09:34 AM.