The Amazing Spider-Man hit theaters nationwide last night to the tune of $7.5 million, bringing the film’s worldwide total to $57.7 million after a $50.2 million foreign debut over the past weekend. This is a pretty good start on both ends which could help drive the new Spider-Man to global box office stardom even if the United States shrugs it off.
Early tracking had the movie pegged at $125 million in its first six days of release and the studio suspected at least $110 million. What today’s first number tells us is that these numbers may prove conservative as the midnight performance is very similar to Iron Man 2‘s open in 2010. That particular feature went on to gross over $300 million at the domestic box office.
While the midnight number was not a record breaker in any capacity, it should be noted that the all-time Tuesday record could be in play. The current record established five years ago to the day belongs to Transformers which grossed $27.9 million in its first 24 hours. As for franchise openings, The Amazing Spider-Man will likely end up dead last as all Tobey Maguire-lead outings grossed around $40 million or more in that time frame.