After a full day in theaters,
The $230-million production starring
Still, the film made less on its opening day than any of the prior three
The movie, which is playing in more than 4,000 locations, will face the toughest competition this week from
Industry polling suggests that "The Amazing Spider-Man" will now likely end up with a respectable sum of around $140 million by Sunday, though
The highest-grossing "Spider-Man" film was the third installment, which made $890.9 million worldwide in 2007. Roughly 62% of the tickets for "Spider-Man3" were sold overseas, and its likely the new Spidey flick will also perform better abroad. Last weekend alone, the movie sold $50.2 million worth of tickets in just 13 foreign countries.
Another new 3-D film will enter the marketplace on Thursday, when "
The movie will likely gross a modest sum of around $13 million by Sunday, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. On Monday, distributor
The movie, which has received enthusiastic critical reviews, collected $200,000 from 100 theaters during the one-day engagement.
"Part of Me" is the third film from Paramount Pictures' Insurge label, the studio's outlet for "micro-budget" movies aimed at young audiences. The $12-million documentary is meant to follow in the footsteps of a similar film about
However, the Bieber flick debuted with a far more robust $29.5 million. It's somewhat perplexing that Perry's film is not generating nearly equal interest among her fans, given that she has sold 11 million albums worldwide and has 22.5 million followers on Twitter. (Bieber has sold 15 million albums and has 24.3 million followers.)