After all the television clips, behind the scenes vignettes, and forum bitching about mechanical web-shooters, Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man reboot is just around the corner. While there’s two more days we’ll have to wait to watch Andrew Garfield don the red and blue, our friends overseas have already seen it – and it’s beating The Avengers overseas box office numbers.
In particular, Korea and India brought in $13.4 and $6 million dollars respectively this past weekend and, according to Deadline, the Marvel comic book franchise reboot has already earned $50.2 million dollars. Overtaking and breaking the balls of Joss Whedon and The Avengers in those overseas markets.
Nerd Bastards haven’t seen The Amazing Spider-Man yet, but we will, so we’re still not sure if this is because people really love seeing a teenager in spandex, lots of jokes about knives, or they just wanted to cleanse their pallet of that horrible after taste one gets watching Spider-Man 3, but seeing numbers like this is a strong indicator of what could happen when the movie opens in 48 hours.
The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-man were made for roughly $220 million dollars each, but with Spider-Man already making back a quarter of it’s budget, Marc Webb and his big budget feature could very well break a few of the records set by Disney and their Marvel super heroes.
The number crunchers at Sony Pictures have already started cracking open the crates of champagne in expectation of the numbers that might totally raise the bar in Hollywood on Tuesday.
Source: Bleeding Cool