In order to take full advantage of the Fourth of July holiday, The Amazing Spider-Man got a jump on the competition with a Tuesday opening. Through its first two days in theaters, the reboot has made $58.3 million, which puts it on track for strong grosses through the end of the weekend. 3D concert movie Katy Perry: Part of Me (2,730 locations) and Oliver Stone’s Savages (2,627 theaters) are also trying to get in on the action a bit, though last weekend’s winner Ted should wind up in second place behind Spider-Man.
The Amazing Spider-Man began its run with the highestTuesday gross ever ($34.2 million) and then the second-highest non-opening Wednesday ever ($23.3 million). Through its first two days, its running a bit behind the firstTransformers, which opened on the same day in 2007 and had earned $65.7 million to this point. That did include $8.8 million from day-early evening shows, though, so the numbers are a bit skewed. Amazing Spider-Man is also off from Spider-Man 2‘s $64.3 million two-day start, which was also a mid-week debut coinciding with the Fourth of July holiday in 2004…. MORE
Weekend Forecast (July 6-8)
1. The Amazing Spider-Man - $67 million ($142 million six-day)
2. Ted - $31.6 million (-42%)
3. Brave - $20.1 million (-41%)
4. Katy Perry - $13.5 million ($19 million four-day)
5. Magic Mike - $15.7 million (-60%)
-. Savages - $11.1 million
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