July 4, 2012

SHOWBUZZDAILY BOXOFFICE: Early Tuesday “Spider-Man” Numbers

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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Deadline is reporting that THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Sony) has set a new all-time Tuesday record with $32-35M, beating previous record-holder Transformers, the last movie to open on a Tuesday that fell on July 3, which had $27.9M in 2007.  (There are, admittedly, very few movies that open on Tuesdays–after Transformers, the next was the Omen remake, which made $12.6M on–of course–6/6/06.)

The footnote to the record is that Transformers opened with “preview” screenings earlier than midnight on Monday night, earning $8.8M that didn’t count as part of its Tuesday number, while Amazing held off until midnight.  Here’s the way the rest of Transformers‘ $155.4M holiday and weekend opening played out:

Monday July 2:  $8.8M

Tuesday July 3:  $27.9M

Wednesday July 4: $29.1M (+ 4%, and the highest-ever 4th of July)

Thursday July 5: $19.2M (-33%)

Friday July 6: $22.7M (+18%)

Saturday July 7: $25.7M (+13%)

Sunday July 8:  $22.1M (-14%)

The Independence Day number for Amazing will tell us a lot more than we know now, as we discover whether, like Transformers, it can rise on the holiday.  (Incidentally, the highest-ever daily boxoffice for any Spider-Man movie was the $59.8M earned by Spider-Man 3 on its opening day, Friday May 4, 2007, on its way to a $151.1M 3-day opening weekend–still the 5th highest ever.)


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About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."