"The Amazing Spider-Man" breaks Tuesday box office record

In this film image released by Sony Pictures, Emma Stone, left, and Andrew Garfield are shown in a scene from "The Amazing Spider-Man, set for release on July 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Columbia - Sony Pictures, Jaimie Trueblood) Jaimie Trueblood

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are shown in a scene from "The Amazing Spider-Man."
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(CBS/AP) "The Amazing Spider-Man" is already a box office hit. The film, starring Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, swung into action with $35 million domestically in its first day - a record for a Tuesday movie opening.

The reboot of Marvel Comics' superhero outdid the previous leading Tuesday debut of $27.9 million for "Transformers," which opened the day before the Fourth of July in 2007.

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The "Spider-man" opening day included $7.5 million in Monday midnight earnings.

The opening day results show the resilience of the Spider-Man brand, which set box-office records from 2002 to 2007 with the three films directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire as the web-slinging superhero.

After a falling out between Raimi and distributor Sony on a third sequel, the franchise started over, with Marc Webb directing and Andrew Garfield slipping into Spider-Man's red-and-blue suit.

  • CBS News Staff

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