The Amazing Spider-Man finally swung into theaters at midnight last night, taking in an impressive $7.5 million from the 12:01 AM screenings. The tally is on par with the last incarnation of the webbed wonder, Spider-Man 3, which went on to break box office records with a $151 million opening weekend back in May 2007.
The Amazing Spider-Man takes in $7.5 million from midnight showings
Sony Pictures rolled out director Marc Webb's superhero reboot in 3,150 theaters last night, a healthy portion of the 4,318 theaters it opens in starting today. The action-adventure has already made a splash at the international box office, taking in $50.2 million in 13 overseas markets.
Since The Amazing Spider-Man is opening on a Tuesday, it likely won't break any three-day opening weekend records, but it should pull in a healthy total over the holiday weekend.
Be sure to check back Sunday to see how The Amazing Spider-Man fared at the box office.
The Amazing Spider-Man was released July 3rd, 2012 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Irrfan Khan, Campbell Scott. The film is directed by Marc Webb.