Amazing, but not surprising

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the first release of the summer movie season and the biggest film of the year for Sony Corp., led the U.S. box office in its opening weekend. Starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, it netted $92 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters. International sales to date total $277 million.

Sony says the movie - the fifth in its Spider-Man franchise, which began with director Sam Raimi's 2002 film starring Tobey Maguire - is playing on 11,002 screens in China, the biggest release of any film in history.