Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man began its North American run with the highest Tuesday gross ever, according to Box Office Mojo, earning $35 million in one day. The Spidey reboot took in $7.5 million in 3,150 midnight screenings Tuesday, with $1.2 million (about 16% of that amount) coming from 300 IMAX midnight screenings.
This amount is similar to the amount Spider-Man 3 earned in midnight screenings on May 4, 2007. Spider-Man 3 earned $59.8 million its opening Friday, and a record-setting opening weekend of $151 million.
In The Amazing Spider-Man’s first two days, it made $59.2 million, which indicates the potential for big earnings throughout the upcoming weekend. Box Office Mojo speculated that the success of the new film will end rumors that a reboot released so shortly after Sam Raimi’s franchise would be unsuccessful.
Due to this unexpected success, Sony Pictures announced this week that The Amazing Spider-Man will be the first in a trilogy, with a sequel in the works for May 2014. Andrew Garfield is expected to reprise the role of Peter Parker, according to BBC News.