Director Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot found itself on top of all three home video charts in its debut week.
Marvel fans have been forking over money for Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD. The $700 million box office blockbuster debuted at the top of the charts for all three home video charts. The movie, which raked in $262 million domestically at theaters, outsold its nearest competitor four-to-one. It was also the top rental for the week.
That’s good news for Sony and Marvel, as Webb and star Andrew Garfield have committed to a Spidey sequel. It’s also good news for Activision, which has The Amazing Spider-Man game out for Christmas shoppers from Beenox. Activision is also expected to deliver a game based on said sequel in a few years (and expect a straight comic book game in 2013).
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. When Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Irrfan Khan), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.