When Spider-Man goes up against Batman nobody wins. At least that's the rationale of Sony (SNE...

|About: Sony Corporation (SNE)|By:, SA News Editor

When Spider-Man goes up against Batman nobody wins. At least that's the rationale of Sony (SNE +0.5%) and Time Warner's Warner Bros. studio (TWX +0.4%) as they battle authorities in China over a plan to debut The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises on the same day in the nation. If Time Warner doesn't get its way with a new launch date, it could hold back the film from the nation entirely on principle and forego the revenue.