The Amazing Spider-Man stood tall on Tuesday, swooping to $35 million on its first day of release which metaphorically kicked off an explosive July 4 weekend.
The movie had the best performance on a Tuesday in box office history. Transformers, which made $27.9 million on July 3 seven years ago, held the title until now.
Spiderman’s jackpot came from 4,318 theaters and was supercharged by premium 3D prices and IMAX theaters, which accounted for $4 million in sales. The per-screen average amount made was a muscular $8,040.
The new film, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the lead roles, may be assurance to the studios that the fans are still loyal five years later since the last installment.
The film scored an “A” CinemaScore by an audience of 18 years and younger. Sony is confident that this installment will bring back fans and make new ones. The studio is also projecting a haul between $120 million and $140 million after its first week in theaters.