background img

The New Stuff

Spider-Man Beats Batman in China
1333 Views

Spider-Man Beats Batman in China


Spider-Man Beats Batman in China

In order to put a restriction on the grosses of foreign movies, China Film Group has chosen to open Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man on the same day as Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises last Monday, August 17 in China. While both comic book-based movies fared well on the box office, it is interesting to note that Spider-Man managed to outdo The Dark Knight Rises with its $5.46 million cume, compared to the Dark Knigth’s $4.45 million.

One possible reason for Spider-Man’s advantage may be the fact that it opened in 2,515 locations while Batman only opened in 2,400. Amazing Spider-Man also cost more because it’s in 3D, which has higher priced tickets (The Dark Knight doesn’t have any 3D showings, as Nolan chose to shoot for IMAX instead).

Neither of the two competing superhero films (even combined) managed to break the single-day record for the same target audience in China, which is currently held by Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The Michael Bay CG blockbuster managed to reach $15.9 million back in 2011.


Neil Raymundo

A cowardly and treacherous Toonbarn blogger who can transform into a McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. Secretly wants to replace Toonbarn Rob as leader of the Decepticons. Also wrote some stuff for The World Comic Book Review.

Recently Published

»

LEGO DC Batman: Family Matters Interviews at SDCC

ToonBarn Head Writer Marc Morrell was at the World Premiere of LEGO ...

»

Batman: Hush blu-ray released today; Exclusive Production Crew Interviews

Yesterday, we shared our Exclusive ToonBarn Interviews with the ...

»

Batman: Hush Exclusive Interviews with the Voice Cast from SDCC Premiere

To honor tomorrow’s Blu-ray release of Batman: Hush, we have ...

»

Voice Cast for Star Trek: Lower Decks Revealed

One of the more exciting bits of news surrounding the Comic-Con ...

»

Scooby-Doo Returns to Zombie Island in September via Warner Home Entertainment

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the all-new, ...

»

Apple TV+ Launches Trailer for Snoopy in Space

Hot on the heels of the documentary style program Peanuts in Space: ...

»

Nickelodeon Orders 13th Season of SpongeBob Squarepants

Nickelodeon recently announced their order for 13 new episodes of ...

article image
»

3Below: Tales of Arcadia Launches 2nd Season on Netflix

Guillermo del Toro’s Emmy Award winning series 3Below: Tales of ...

»

LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar roars onto Family Channel

Canada’s Family Channel has begun airing LEGO Jurassic World: ...

Skip to toolbar