LOS ANGELES -- "The Amazing Spider-Man" has swung into action with $35 million domestically in its first day -- a record for a film opening on Tuesday.
The new launch for the Marvel Comics superhero outdid the previous best Tuesday debut of $27.9 million for "Transformers," which opened the day before the Fourth of July in 2007.
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.
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