Judging by the $35 million record that Spidey set during its Tuesday premiere, producers were right to name their movie “The Amazing Spider-Man”. According to a recent report published by the Associated Press, the film cashed in the biggest sum of money overcoming other Tuesday premieres, such as, “Transformers”.
Sequels are generally less popular than the original movie, but Spiderman has somehow managed to change this belief. “The Amazing Spider-Man” featuring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy collected the largest sum of money during their Tuesday premiere. Ticket sales at domestic theaters brought producers earnings of $35 million.
The most popular movie to premiere on Tuesday was “Transformers” in 2007 which was also released before the Fourth of July. Back then, Marvel Comics earned $27.9 million, that is, a considerably smaller sum of money when compared with this year’s Tuesday premiere, “The Amazing Spider-Man”.
Based on the estimates provided by box-office trackers, the Spider-Man sequel could earn up to $120 million in the first six days after its release. Yet, there are many reasons to believe that the movie could do a lot better. The heat wave, for instance could determine many Americans to spend their Fourth of July weekend in cinemas instead of staying outdoors. To make another comparison with the other best sold Fourth of July movie, “Transformers” pulled $180.7 million in the first six days, so “The Amazing Spider-Man could do a lot better.
The fourth Spider-Man movie encountered several problems, but it was all for the best. The first three films were directed by Sam Raimi and starred Tobey Maguire; Raimi could not reach an agreement with the Sony distributor for the fourth production, so the franchise co-opted director Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield as the interpreter of the famous superhero.
“The Amazing Spider-Man” is just one of the many superhero movies that are set to be released this summer. The season began with Disney and Marvel’s “The Avengers” which gained $1.45 billion. Their example was followed by DC Comics and Warner Bros’ “The Dark Knight Rises” proving that these films are highly-sought at present.