July 4, 2012
'The Amazing Spider-Man' breaks US box office record?
Reboot reportedly takes $35 million on its first day of release - a record for a Tuesday opening
The Amazing Spider-Man has reportedly set a US box office record on its first day of release.
Sony Pictures insiders told Deadline that the superhero reboot earned $35 million (£22 million) at the American box office yesterday (July 3) – a figure which would make the highest ever total for a Tuesday opening. The existing record for a Tuesday opening was set by Transformers, which took $27.8 million (£17.8 million) on Tuesday July 3, 2007.
A source at Sony Pictures called the total "one huge number" and described the opening night as "an unbelievable start to what should be a very exciting six days". However, Deadline also reported that rival studios are estimating the film's first day takings at a slightly smaller – but still record-breaking – $32 million (£20 million).
In addition, Deadline revealed that The Amazing Spider-Man received a very positive "A-" grade from CinemaScore, a market research film that surveys cinema-goers to rate their viewing experiences. Among under-18s, the film earned an even higher "A" grade.
The Amazing Spider-Man, which stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, also opened in UK cinemas yesterday (July 3). A sequel is already scheduled for a May 2014 release, although the script has yet to be written. Garfield has previously revealed that he is keen to reprise his role in a second film.
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