DHAKA: The Amazing Spider-Man has spun its way to the top of the US box office chart, taking $65m in its opening weekend.
The reboot of the comic book series, which opened last Tuesday, has now taken $140m domestically in its first six days.
The new origin film stars British actor Andrew Garfield as the superhero and Emma Stone as love interest Gwen Stacy.
It comes five years after Spider-Man 3, starring Tobey Maguire in the lead, reports BBC.
Distributor Sony said the latest film has generated $341.2m overall, including worldwide box office receipts.
‘This was never modelled or was never meant to be Spider-Man 4,’ said Rory Bruer, Sony’s head of distribution.
‘This was always a relaunch with a new cast and different stories to tell, and quite frankly, it succeeded beyond our imaginations.’
According to the BBC, last week’s number one film ‘Ted’ - about a man and his foul-mouthed talking teddy bear - slipped to number two taking $32.6m.
Pixar’s ‘Brave’ remained at three, bringing its US total to $174.5m.
Oliver Stone’s drug-war thriller Savages was the highest new entry at four.
With an ensemble cast featuring Salma Hayek, John Travolta and Benicio Del Toro, the film tells the story of two friends who face off with members of a Mexican drug cartel.
BDST: 1518 HRS, JUL 9, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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