The 4th of July has come and gone and Sony Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Denis Leary, Sally Field and directed by Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer), won its opening weekend, taking first place with $65 million in 4,318 theaters. It opened on Tuesday, July 3, with $35 million then dropped off on Wednesday and Thursday but then picked up steam on Friday and held up well over the weekend to score the fourth-highest Independence Day weekend opening behind Michael Bay’s first and third “Transformers” movies and Spider-Man 2. It also scored the highest daily gross for the 4th of July on Wednesday.
The movie opened domestically on 307 IMAX screens where it grossed $14.3 million over the six days, a little over 10% of the domestic business.
Internationally, the movie expanded into 57 more territories after opening in Asia last weekend and added another $129.1 million to bring its international total to $201.6 million. Its total worldwide gross is currently $341.2 million.