Spider-Man earned $20.7 million on Friday, which brings its four-day total to $95.7 million. That's way off from all previous Spider-Man movies, which had made at least $125.9 million through the same point. Opening on a Tuesday does skew those results, though, and The Amazing Spider-Man should close that gap significantly over the next two days. Sony is currently forecasting between $60 and $65 million for the three-day weekend, which translates to a $135 million to $140 million six-day start.
Ted had another great day on Friday, dropping 49 percent to $10.5 million. That gross is about on par with The Hangover Part II's $10.6 million on its second Friday, even though Ted started out significantly lower. It's also slightly above the first Hangover's $10.3 million, though that movie held much better (off 38 percent). Ted has already earned $98.1 million, and its expected to pass $120 million by the end of the weekend.
Brave once again took third place with an estimated $6.2 million, which is a 40 percent dip from last Friday. Its 15-day total of $160.6 million places it within the upper tier of Pixar movies to this point, and its still on pace to wind up well above $200 million.
Channing Tatum male stripper movie Magic Mike plummeted 68 percent to $6.1 million on Friday. That drop seems very steep, though its mostly a result of last Friday's gross accounting for a disproportionate amount of the movie's opening weekend. The movie has now earned $63.3 million.
Savages debuted in fifth place with an estimated $5.6 million from 2,628 locations. That's director Oliver Stone's second-highest opening day ever behind Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps ($6.9 million). Among more comparable titles, that's better than Smokin' Aces ($5.09 million) but lower than Contraband ($8.6 million) and Man on Fire ($7.33 million). Universal estimates that the movie will finish the weekend with $16.8 million.
Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection fell 66 percent to $3.4 million. Those figures, along with the $39.1 million total, are almost identical to those for Madea's Family Reunion, which suggests Witness Protection is heading for a final total around $60 million.
It's too early to say for certain, but things really aren't looking good for Katy Perry: Part of Me. After opening to $3.1 million on Thursday, the movie dipped 13 percent to $2.7 million on Friday. That translates to a $5.6 million two-day total, which is lower than nearly all similar titles. It's only a fraction of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never's $23.8 million two-day total; even worse, though, is that it's noticeably off from Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience ($9.7 million), which is a notorious bomb in the concert movie genre. Audiences did at least give the movie a strong "A" CinemaScore, though even the best word-of-mouth probably can't turn things around too much.
Woody Allen's To Rome with Love expanded in to 806 locations on Friday and earned an estimated $860,000. It should wind up with over $2 million for the weekend.
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• Forecast: 'Spider-Man' on Track for $140 Million Six-Day Start
• Grosses for Friday, July 6, 2012