After fifty years of spinning webs around top-notch criminals, Peter Parker has been widely considered a mainstay in the comic series. However, to the surprise of many die-hard fans, Parker will reportedly be out of the "Spider-Man" series in its 700th issue. While Spider-Man will still be up to his usual antics, a newer and fresher version of the character is said to be debuting.
"Ice Age: Continental Drift," the fourth film in the animated series featuring a woolly mammoth and his prehistoric friends, trampled "The Amazing Spider-Man" and took the top spot at U.S. and Canadian box offices on Sunday with $46 million.
The new "Spider-Man" climbed to the top of movie box office charts with weekend sales of $65 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales, a smashing debut for the reinvented franchise about a web-slinging superhero.
He's been in comics, cartoons, on TV and in movies, but when Spider-Man swings into theaters next week for new film "The Amazing Spider-Man," its makers bring out a more brooding and human web-slinger than fans have seen before.