After losing some momentum on Sunday and Monday, Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man stabilized nicely on Tuesday with a first place take of $8.63 million. The 3D superhero franchise reboot was up 14 percent over Monday. In comparison, 2007's Transformers fell 17 percent to gross $8.25 million on the respective Tuesday in its run and 2008's Hancock fell 12 percent to gross $7.42 million. It should be reminded that Tuesday holds in general this year are stronger than they were back in 2007/2008 (with yesterday's holds being especially strong in general on top of that), but the extent of Tuesday's increase was a promising sign for The Amazing Spider-Man going forward nonetheless. The Amazing Spider-Man has grossed $153.21 million in eight days of release. The film is currently running 12 percent softer than the $173.59 million eight-day start of Transformers and 21 percent stronger than the $126.19 million eight-day start of Hancock.
Internationally, The Amazing Spider-Man has now grossed $231.8 million to date. That places the film's worldwide total at $385.0 million. Sony expects the film to surpass the $400 million worldwide mark sometime today.
Universal's Ted held steady in second place with $4.75 million. The break-out comedy directed by Seth MacFarlane and starring Mark Wahlberg was up 6 percent from Monday, which actually represented the day's poorest daily hold among wide release. In comparison to last Tuesday, Ted was down a solid 44 percent. The twelve-day total for Ted stands at a terrific $129.08 million.
Brave grossed $3.15 million to continue to claim third place. The computer animated film from Disney and Pixar was up a healthy 24 percent over Monday and down 45 percent from last Tuesday. Brave has grossed $179.66 million in 19 days, but is likely to take a significant hit from the release of Fox's Ice Age: Continental Drift on Friday.
Warner's Magic Mike remained in fourth with $2.80 million. The Steven Soderbergh directed film starring Channing Tatum was up 26 percent over Monday, but still down 49 percent from last Tuesday. The low-budget film has grossed a strong $77.86 million through twelve days of release.
Universal's Savages rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $1.94 million, while Paramount's Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D followed in sixth place with $1.36 million. Compared to Monday, Savages increased 7 percent and Katy Perry: Part of Me increased 16 percent. Savages has grossed $19.77 million in five days, placing it 12 percent ahead of the $17.59 million five-day start of last year's Larry Crowne. Katy Perry: Part of Me has grossed $12.77 million in six days, placing it 14 percent ahead of the $11.16 million six-day start of last year's Monte Carlo.