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'Amazing Spider-Man' Sets Tuesday Record

by Ray Subers
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July 4, 2012

Any concerns that audiences wouldn't turn out for another Spider-Man origin story were put to rest on Tuesday, as The Amazing Spider-Man earned a nearly-amazing $35 million in its opening day. That's the highest Tuesday gross ever ahead of the first Transformers movie, which debuted on the exact same day back in 2007.

Transformers did burn off some demand with shows from late Monday shows, though, and adding those grosses ($8.8 million) to its Tuesday gross ($27.9 million) puts it slightly ahead of Spider-Man. Also, The Amazing Spider-Man had the lowest opening day yet in the franchise behind Spider-Man 3 ($59.8 million), Spider-Man 2 ($40.4 million) and the original Spider-Man ($39.4 million).

Spider-Man 2 is the best apples-to-apples comparison, since it opened on the Wednesday leading up to the Fourth of July while the other two movies debuted on the first Friday of May. Through its first six days, that movie wound up earning $180.1 million; if The Amazing Spider-Man follows the same pattern, it will gross at least $150 million by Sunday.

Because of studio closures, there's incomplete data further down the chart. Ted dipped down to second place with an estimated $8.4 million, which brings its five-day total to $71.5 million. It's still noticeably above The Hangover ($59.2 million), and it will easily pass $100 million by Saturday at the latest.

Meanwhile, Magic Mike was actually up nine percent from Monday to Tuesday, and added $5.45 million for a new total of $49.6 million. This day-to-day increase indicates that the movie will have more staying power than its front-loaded opening weekend suggested, and a $100 million total is definitely still in play.

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