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It appears that movie going audiences may not care if a The Amazing Spider-Man is a reboot, they were ready for more web slinging.
The latest film version of Spider-Man opened up on Tuesday to $35 million with $4 million of that coming from IMAX showings. This is the largest Tuesday opening ever for a film, and the CinemaScore grades are coming in at an A- average and an A from those 18 and under. With those scores, it’s going to be a long and big weekend for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
While this is good news, this is down from the opening of Spider-Man 2 in 2004 which opened to $40 million. With the adjustment for IMAX and 3D viewing ticket prices, that means attendance was down. The opening for that film was on a Wednesday, and not followed by a non-working holiday, so things ar definitely a bit off. The proof will be in the pudding as we go into the weekend, but it’ll be interesting to see how it tracks.
Seeing as Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been set for a May 2, 2014 release date, it’s doubtful this is going to matter a whole lot.