The reviews haven’t been generous. There’s the sense, among the cognoscenti, that this Sony “Spider-Man” beast is just too cynical, too generic, too lacking, to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Marvel marvels that “Captain America,” “Iron Man,” “The Avengers” and “Thor” have become.
But people will still flock to see it, right? Box Office Mojo is thinking it’ll do an eye-popping $91 million over this weekend. Reviews be damned.
My guess is that the reviews will suppress this one a bit, that word of mouth won’t help, and that it won’t hit $90.
If women are truly embracing the amusing-enough “The Other Woman,” this weekend will be the giveaway. If it does what the prognosticators are expecting it to do, it’ll only manage $13 million. I think it’ll hold more audience than that — $15-18. But we’ll see.