The Amazing Spiderman, Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield

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The Amazing Spider-Man has gone where no Spider-Man movie has gone before: to second place in its second weekend.

But box-office standings aside, the Andrew Garfield-Emma Stone reboot held well, grossing $35 million, reaching $200 million overall domestically and zooming past $500 million worldwide.

The latest Ice Age sequel, Continental Drift, debuted, as expected, at No. 1, with $46 million.

For The Amazing Spider-Man, its second-weekend performance was more Batman Begins than Superman Returns, always a good sign.

Ticket revenue dropped by 44 percent versus its debut, roughly the same dip as experienced by Christopher Nolan's 2005 Caped Crusader reboot.

In its second weekend, by comparison, Superman Returns, the failed 2006 attempt to launch the Last Son of Krypton's Brandon Routh era, plunged nearly 60 percent.

The Garfield Spider-Man also held better than the last Tobey Maguire-Kirsten Dunst Webslinger adventure, Spider-Man 3. That unloved 2007 sequel, which opened bigger than any Spider-Man movie before or since, dropped 61.5 percent.

Overseas, The Amazing Spider-Man is up to $320.5 million, for a worldwide total to date of $521.4 million.

For the Ice Age franchise, Continental Drift is the CGI-animated series' second-biggest opening sequel, coming in ahead of the previous installment, 2009's Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Domestic numbers, however, are almost beside the point for the Ice Age movies, as they are monsters overseas. Continental Drift has already grossed a bigger-than-Amazing Spider-Man $339 million outside of the United States. 

Elsewhere, Katy Perry: Part of Me held great for a concert film, down less than 50 percent from its first weekend. 

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted topped $200 million domestically, while The Avengers hit $613.5 million, still quite a distance from the rerelease-enhanced Titanic, which remains in second place among Hollywood's all-time domestic champs. 

In limited release, two movies about President Barack Obama competed, albeit for completely different audiences. The Obama Effect, an inspirational drama from writer-director-star Charles S. Dutton, averaged a weak $2,920 from 25 screens, while 2016: Obama's America, a Tea Party-rallying documentary, scored $30,000 off just one screen.

Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, per Friday-Sunday domestic estimates as reported by the studios and Exhibitor Relations:

  1. Ice Age: Contiental Drift, $46 million
  2. The Amazing Spider-Man, $35 million
  3. Ted, $22.1 million
  4. Brave, $10.7 million
  5. Magic Mike, $9 million
  6. Savages, $8.7 million
  7. Madea's Witness Protection, $5.6 million
  8. Katy Perry: Part of Me, $3.7 million
  9. Moonrise Kingdom, $3.66 million
  10. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, $3.5 million

(Originally publised at 9:13 a.m. PT on July 15, 2012.)

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