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The Amazing Spider-Man wows SA

2012-07-17 16:15
Amazing Spider-Man
Johannesburg – The Amazing Spider-Man has caught SA audiences in its web, taking the No 1 position at the box office with a massive R7.6m opening weekend.

The Marvel comics reboot also became Sony Pictures Releasing International's (SPRI) biggest opening of all time in South Africa.

The Amazing Spider-Man's three-day gross box-office haul of R7.6m makes it the biggest ever reboot of a franchise in the country's history.

Thobashan Govindarajulu, Marketing Manager for SPRI at Ster Kinekor Entertainment said: "Spider-Man is a franchise much-loved by South Africans and we are proud to have been able to join forces with local and global licensing and promotional partners and be a part of the worldwide success of the film. As always, Spidey fans really are amazing."

IN PICTURES: The Amazing Spider-Man

The massive local performance of the movie comes on the heels of a first-week taking of $140m (R1.15bn) in the US.

The Amazing Spider-Man has equally enthralled audiences worldwide, taking $500m at the international box office to date. 

Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield as awkward teenager Peter Parker who is bitten by a genetically modified spider and is awoken to his destiny as the masked hero Spider-Man.

Emma Stone stars as his high school sweetheart Gwen Stacy with Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, and SA actress Embeth Davidtz as Peter's mother. Martin Sheen and Sally Field star as Peter's Uncle Ben and Aunt May.

The Amazing Spider-Man is currently playing in cinemas in 3D and 2D.

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