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Spider-Man swings into first place at box office

The Amazing Spider-Man has swung into first place after raking in $65 million at the box office over the weekend (06-08Jul12).

The film, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, opened to rave reviews on Tuesday (03Jul12), taking in a record-breaking $7.5 million in midnight ticket sales alone - and the project has continued to draw crowds over the weekend, bumping last week's winner, Ted, to second place with earnings of $32.6 million.

Animated family film Brave hangs onto third with $20.2 million, while Blake Lively's Savages has debuted at four ($16.2 million) and Channing Tatum's stripper movie Magic Mike dropped to five ($15.6 million).

Katy Perry's concert movie and biopic, Katy Perry: Part of Me, failed to break into the top five, amassing a meagre $7.2 million.