MUMBAI: Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew
Garfield and Emma Stone has beaten the $27.9 million
debut of the first version of Transformers that released
in 2007. The Marc Webbs-directed film had set off early
4 July at the domestic box office.
$220 million Sony reboot -- looking to relaunch the
franchise by going back to the beginning with a new
cast -- nabbed the top opening for a Tuesday with roughly
$35 million, eclipsing the $27.9 million debut of Transformers
on the same day in 2007.
are off to an outstanding start here in North America
with big fireworks still to come!," a Sony executive
Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone,
is being helped at the box office by the upcharge for
a 3D ticket and is doing big business in Imax theaters,
the favourite venue of young fans. Roughly around 300
Imax theaters contributed $4 million to the $35 million
vary in terms of how much Spider-Man will earn in its
six-day debut. Bullish observers believe it could earn
$120 million to $140 million.
the other hand, Transformers had grossed $155.4 million
in its six-day debut after opening on Tuesday although
it grossed $8.8 million in advance Monday night shows
and a total of $13.5 million including midnight runs.
film, also starring Martin Sheen, Denis Leary and Sally
Fields, is off to a stellar start overseas, where it
debuted to $50 million last weekend in only 11 territories.