Spider-Man's new movie may have three major villains, but it has no rivals at the box office as it kicks off the summer season.
The new film from
For the sequel,
The movie has earned mixed reviews, indicated by a score of 57% "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes as of Thursday. It was directed by Marc Webb, previously best known for making the 2009 indie hit "
The web-slinging hero has been a reliable draw at the box office since 2002's
A $95-million start for the new movie, while strong, would not be the biggest kickoff from a Spider-Man film. "Spider-Man 3" opened to $151 million in 2007, and "Spider-Man 2" grossed $116 million over the four-day July Fourth weekend in 2004. The 2002 "Spider-Man" grossed $115 million in its three-day takeoff.
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" should continue a strong run from big-budget movies based on comic book franchises. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has grossed nearly $650 million worldwide thus far and held the top spot on the U.S. box-office charts for three weeks before the
"Spider-Man" is off to a robust start overseas, having already generated $160 million in ticket sales after opening in multiple countries starting in mid-April.