Sony seems to have a lot riding on the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man. In addition setting up their own shared cinematic universe to mimic what Marvel has done, it seems like the whole of Sony Pictures is riding on Sony’s latest adventure as they’ve set a box office goal for it few movies have matched.
According to Variety, Sony wants the Amazing Spider-Man sequel to hit $1 billion:
Pascal, who declined to be interviewed, has set a goal of $1 billion worldwide, say sources. Just 18 movies have minted that kind of loot, most recently Disney’s animated “Frozen,” Disney/Marvel’s “The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3” — and Sony’s James Bond movie “Skyfall.”
Could the sequel hit that number? It is Spider-Man, but it does face a lot of competition in May from movies like Godzilla and X-Men…