The Amazing Spider-Man 2 budget was 255 million + 180 million market cost = 435 million dollar.
So, 435 million was TASM 2 budget alone. Now we know that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is not coming out before 2018 because of critic hate TASM 2 and low box office.
Even unpopular movies like Captain 2 and X-Men made more money than Spider-Man. Spider-Man is one of the most famous superheroes of all time but movie flop.
Why Sony rebooted Spider-Man?
Well, Sam Raimi told Sony that he want´s to make Spider-Man 4 to be best superhero movie of all time and he can´t release movie in 2011 but want´s 2012. Sony told Raimi to make movie 2011. Raimi said that he can´t do that because Spider-Man 4 script is not ready and it´s totally rushed and bad. Raimi said that he does not want to make bad movie but Sony did not care. So, Raimi left and Sony was happy. After that, Sony rebooted Spider-Man and released movie in 2012. Now i don´t get it. Why fire Raimi when reboot is also in 2012?
Sam Raimi wanted Spider-Man 4 to be biggest movie, bigger than Avatar and better than ever... Raimi wanted some freedom(like when he created Spider-Man 1 and 2). Sony(Avi Arad) forced add Venom in Spider-Man 3, rush with movie and they limited Raimi freedom. Everyone hated Spider-Man 3. Raimi told Sony to learn from their mistakes and give freedom to Raimi to make good movie. Sony did not want give any freedom and Avi Arad fired him.
Now Sony hired Marc Webb director who is happily direct Spider-Man under Avi Arad control(without freedom). TASM 1 came out, reviews were mixed, movie made okay money. Avi Arad came into idea to make Sinister Six movie. Avi Arad told Marc Webb to add 3 villains in TASM 2 and Marc Webb did. Movie failed, reviews bad, box office flop. Now Avi Arad want´s to release Sinister Six movie in 2016 where Spider-Man fights against 6 different villain but also Venom is coming. So, we will have 5 new villains(4 sinister, 1 venom) and 2 old villain(Harry Goblin and Rhino). When people asked how or what they do with Sinister Six movie then movie writer said: "We don´t know yet. I think people want see villains so we will give villains".
Sam Raimi had freedom with Spider-Man 1 and 2. Avi Arad hated this and took Sam Raimi freedom. Avi Arad made Spider-Man 3 and people hated this. People wanted Sam Raimi freedom but Avi Arad did not like this and fired him. Avi Arad hired new director who works for him. Avi Arad created TASM 1 and TASM 2. People hated it, now Avi Arad blames everyone else for this. Now Avi Arad wants totally his own Sinister Six movie.
Avi Arad gains power and nobody is firing him. Also Avi Arad said that he hopes that people don´t have high hopes on Uncharted movie because it´s not going to be good movie and it´s all about money. Sony won´t fire Avi Arad because Avi Arad told Sony that everyone else ruined movie than him.
Was this right idea to reboot Spider-Man or not? Spider-Man 4 could earned easily 1.5 billion but Avi Arad wanted his own vision movies. Sinister Six comes out 2016 where Spider-Man is going to fight against 6-7 different villain in 1 movie. Also TASM 4 will have new cast also because they don´t want Andrew Garfield old actor. It´s cheaper to fire him and get new and cheaper actor.
I love both movies