The Amazing Spider-Man lived up to every bit of its emphatic name in drumming up a $35 million opening behind the critically praised performances of stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone on Tuesday, setting up a potentially big July Fourth tally for the comic book-inspired reboot from Marvel Studios.
Through its first 24 hours of release, Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man captured $35 million in its sticky web, a new record for a Tuesday new release film. Michael Bay’s Transformers previously held the mark with $27.9 million after debuting on the same Tuesday before July Fourth way back in 2007.
Of the first $35 million in North America for The Amazing Spider-Man, $7.5 million came from midnight screenings. More impressively, $4 million came strictly from IMAX showings where tickets cost substantially more. 3D showings are also helping boost the bottom line.
With audiences giving The Amazing Spider-Man an average CinemaScore rating of ‘A-,’ the conservative six-day estimates of $100 to $120 million are starting to look low. Assuming The Amazing Spider-Man gets a big day tomorrow when everyone is off work, I expect $120 million to be the new low-end of estimates and $140 to possibly $150 million to be in play.
Tack on $50 million from only 11 international territories and The Amazing Spider-Man will easily cross $100 million in worldwide business by the end of today. I wouldn’t be surprised if the film finished its theatrical run with $275 million domestically and over $600 million worldwide.
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