(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.
The "Spider-man" opening day includedmidnight 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.