After raking in an estimated $7.5 million during its midnight screening, The Amazing Spider-Man is predicted by many to take in between $100 and $150 million in its first six days in theaters — not taking into account international ticket sales, which already account for an estimated $50 million thanks to its earlier release overseas — which puts director Marc Webb's reboot at least on par with Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies, if not a contender for the title of superhero movie champ currently held by The Avengers.
Whatever the final numbers turn out to be, Sony knows that the Marvel Comics character is as good as gold and the studio has plans to roll out Spider-Man movies for years to come. In fact, producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach recently revealed to SuperHeroHype that "at the very least three" more movies in the current continuity are planned, with as many as five more movies possible. They even suggested that they might follow the model used by Marvel Studios leading up to The Avengers — releasing a series of solo movies to introduce characters and then have them team up in one movie — but flip it on its head by building toward a supervillain team-up movie featuring the Sinister Six. a supervillain team-up in spidey's future?! >>