Originally Posted by FilmNerdJamie
Last I checked Spider-Man was an incredibly popular movie that broke the opening weekend and was the zeitgeist film of its year. Didn't matter who the villain in the sequel was. It was going to break bank. It did.
The Amazing Spider-Man wasn't exactly as well received. Very much a middle-of-the-road reaction. Some loved it. Some hated it. Most thought it was OK and moved on. Quite different circumstances this time.
Exactly.Spider-man was called the star wars of comic book films before the dark knight and avengers.And even SPider-man 2 while a huge blockbuster still
grossed less than Spider-man.And SPider-man 2 Is called one of best comic book films of all time.People had much more meh attitude to amazing spider-man.Amazing spider-man Is only spider-man film to fail to gross 300 domesticly.Even Internation while Box office numbers appear higher than 1 or 2,remember unlike domesticly we can't get inflation numbers,Spider-man 3 did better overseas than ASM.
The GA already like amazing spder-man less than Rami trilogy.In many people's minds they viewed rebooting spider-man as unnecssary or being done way too soon.