The Amazing Spider-Man Breaks Box Office Record Opening Day
Spider-Man is still amazing.
Sony Pictures' The Amazing Spider-Man broke a record on its opening day on Tuesday. According to Reuters, the film -- starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy -- earned $35 million. The first Transformers film, which opened on July 3, 2007, previously held the record for a Tuesday premiere with $27.8 million.
The Amazing Spider-Man is expected to net between $110 million and $120 million through Sunday, but could snag even more in its web. Sony Pictures spent about $215 million to make the new Spider-Man movie.
As Us Weekly first reported, Garfield, 28, and Stone, 23, began dating last summer after growing close during filming. "We got on really well as people, in between [takes]," the actor shared with MTV News. "That was the fun stuff: In between, we'd just mess around and I felt, 'Ah, this is different.' I wasn't really aware of what was happening in the screen test. She keeps you on your toes and that wakes you up. That was the beginning."
And the feeling was mutual."Andrew is one of the most giving actors I've ever worked with," Stone said in the September issue of Teen Vogue. "If I needed to get to a place of love or sadness in a scene, he'd leave messages on my phone to replay, or slip in lines off camera for a different reaction than what was scripted. He gave me so much to react to."