The Amazing Spider-Man Breaks Tuesday Box Office Record On Opening Day

By Kelly West 2012-07-04 09:43:19discussion comments
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Things are looking pretty good for Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man. Between its international box office take so far, the domestic midnight screenings and now the opening day tally for the Andrew Garfield starring action film, it's fair to say that the movie is off to a solid start this week, and could end up surpassing Sony's expectations for its first six days.

Yesterday, we shared the news that The Amazing Spider-Man grossed $7.5 million for its domestic midnight screenings. $1.2 of that came from IMAX screenings. Today, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the Marc Webb directed film grossed $35 million on its opening day in theaters. That includes the $7.5 it made at midnight screenings. The site goes on to note that this puts Spider-Man ahead of Transformers in terms of opening day box office takes for a July 3 release. The IMAX and 3D screenings no doubt helped there. It also sets a new Tuesday box office record. And at this rate, assuming it continues to do better than Transformers, which grossed $155.4 million in its first six days, Spider-Man may even surpass the $110-$120 million Sony was hoping it would gross within its first six days.

Whether or not the movies continues to do well remains to be seen. While there are some who might not be able to resist Spider-Man's appeal, others may prefer to stay home and watch Sam Raimi's version. Who makes the better Spider-Man/Peter Parker: Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield? Eric explores that very topic here. Check it out and see if you agree!
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