How Much Will Spider-Man 2 Make Wednesday?

The Hollywood Reporter says Spider-Man 2 is performing extremely well in theaters…

At 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, the curtain went up on Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man 2,” one of the summer’s most anticipated films, which immediately rang up as much as $5 million at midnight screenings. That figure should put it on track for a potentially record-setting first-day gross in the $30 million-$35 million range.

Those estimates came from Sony’s competitors, who were watching the situation closely. Sony was not reporting any grosses from the midnight screenings Wednesday and would not even say how many theaters participated, though competitors pegged the number in the neighborhood of 2,000 locations. Sony declined to project a figure for the movie’s opening-day gross until reports come in Thursday.

A sequel to the top-grossing film of 2002 — reuniting stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst (news) and director Sam Raimi — “Spider-Man 2″ opened in 4,152 venues, the second-widest release in history after the 4,163 tallied by DreamWorks’ “Shrek 2″ just a few weeks ago. By contrast, the original “Spider-Man” opened in 3,615 theaters.

Hit the link above for more on the report and stay tuned for more figures soon.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter