'The Amazing Spider-Man' breaks Tuesday box office record
"The Amazing Spider-Man" has already broken a box office record, earning $35 million on Tuesday.
The 3-D Sony film, which stars "The Social Network" actor Andrew Garfield in the title role, earned the highest opening for a Tuesday, beating out "Transformers" previous 2007 record of $27.9 million.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the superhero movie is expected to earn between $120 and $140 million in its first week. "Spider-Man" also earned $50 million overseas last weekend, after opening in 11 countries.
In the reboot, Peter Parker (Garfield) goes in search of clues that might explain what happened to his parents, who disappeared when he was young. His search brings him to Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.
Garfield had mixed feelings about donning a spandex body suit for the role of the iconic super hero, but the English actor respectively took on the challenge.
"It was an honor to be so uncomfortable," Garfield told OnTheRedCarpet.com at the film's Los Angeles premiere on June 28.
Emma Stone portrays Peter Parker's blonde love interest Gwen Stacy in "The Amazing Spider-Man," opposite "The Social Network" actor. The pair, who has been romantically linked since June 2011, met during a screen test for the upcoming superhero movie.
"Obviously I was so happy that she got the role and decided to do it," Garfield told MTV of Stone's casting. "Those are the days I'd look forward to, you know? For Peter as well, because Peter goes through some horrible stuff in the movie. There's some joy to be had when experiencing his first love."
Garfield has appeared in films like "The Other Boleyn Girl," "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" and "Never Let Me Go." The 28-year-old English actor was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role "The Social Network."
Stone rose to fame after appearing in "Superbad" and quickly racked up roles in "Crazy, Stupid, Love," "Friends with Benefits" and "The Help." Stone was nominated for a Golden Globe for her break-out role in "Easy A."
"The Amazing Spider-Man" opened in theaters on July 3, 2012. Watch a trailer below.