It’s going to be kind of a weird box office week, with a midweek holiday and the biggest movie of the weekend opening on a Tuesday. I’ll try to avoid giving box office updates every day, but I thought this was a reasonable one to mention. “The Amazing Spider-Man” opened with $35 million, giving it the biggest Tuesday opening since they’ve been keeping track. The latest superhero film broke the previous record of $27.8 earned by “Transformers” on July 3, 2007. “Spider-Man,” does, of course, have the benefit of 3D prices, with$4 million of the $35 million coming from IMAX screens. So it will be interesting to see how the rest of the week develops and what happens when the traditional weekend hits.
It also now appears that the movie is the first part of a planned trilogy. Of course it will. A sequel is already set to open on May 2, 2o14 and now an update on the film’s official Facebook page makes it clear there will be a third. To wit:
“It’s finally here! The Amazing Spider-Man is the first installment in a movie trilogy that will explore how our fave hero’s journey was shaped by the disappearance of his parents.”
He should probably ask Batman for some guidance with dealing with that kind of thing.
We’ll have final box office totals this weekend so we can see how this movie fits into the box office picture.