<strong><em>The Amazing Spider-Man</em></strong> earns $23.4 million on the 4th of July
Moviegoers across the country decided to spend their 4th of July with The Amazing Spider-Man, to the tune of $23.4 million. This figure is the second best total for the holiday, behind the $29.1 million earned by Transformers exactly five years ago yesterday.

Director Marc Webb's 3D reboot has grossed $59.3 million during its first two days of release. The superhero origin story is currently projected to earn somewhere between $125 million and $140 million during its opening six-day frame. The adventure faces some added competition over the next few days, with Katy Perry: Part of Me opening today and Savages debuting Friday.

The Amazing Spider-Man was directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, and Steve Kloves. Andrew Garfield stars as Peter Parker and Emma Stone portrays his love interest, Gwen Stacy.

Be sure to check back this weekend to see how the webbed wonder fares at the box office.