‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Sets Tuesday Record

on July 04, 2012 by Daniel Garris

Please note that because of the holiday, many of Tuesday's grosses are technically studio estimates.  Also, there are no figures from Disney so far today.

On the heels of a strong international start over the weekend, Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man was off to a good domestic start on Tuesday with an estimated $35.0 million. The anticipated franchise reboot generated the largest Tuesday gross of all-time, topping the $27.85 million opening day Tuesday gross of Transformers back in 2007. It should also be noted that Transformers wore off some of its initial opening day demand from grossing $8.80 million in pre-midnight Monday night grosses (which placed its 1+ day total at $36.65 million).  The Amazing Spider-Man grossed an estimated $7.5 million from midnight screenings, which is included in Tuesday's gross.  Without taking into account 8 years of ticket price inflation, The Amazing Spider-Man opened just 13.5 percent softer than the $40.44 million Wednesday opening day performance of 2004's Spider-Man 2.  

Transformers went on to gross $155.41 million in its first 6+ days of release. The Amazing Spider-Man will hope to open in the same neighborhood during its first six days of release, though being a franchise reboot as opposed to the first film of a new franchise could lead to more front-loading towards opening day in comparison. Check back throughout the week for further updates on the progress of The Amazing Spider-Man.

In other box office news on Tuesday, Universal's Ted fell one spot and a slim 4 percent from Monday to take second with an estimated $8.4 million. The Seth MacFarlane directed R-rated comedy starring Mark Wahlberg has grossed $71.54 million in just five days and is on course to reach the $100 million domestic milestone on either Friday or Saturday. Ted is currently running a very impressive 42 percent stronger than the $50.40 million five-day start of 2010's Grown Ups.

Warner's Magic Mike continued to stabilize on Tuesday as it was up a healthy 9 percent over Monday to gross an estimated $5.45 million. The Steven Soderbergh directed film starring Channing Tatum continues to exceed expectations with a five-day start of $49.599 million. That places the low-budget film just 12 percent behind the pace of the $56.09 million five-day start of this year's The Vow (which had the added benefit of Valentine's Day falling on its fifth day of release).

Tags: Magic Mike, The Amazing Spider-Man, Ted (2012)

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