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'The Amazing Spider-Man' hopes to sling $150 million by Sunday

'The Amazing Spider-Man' hopes to sling $150 million by Sunday

With the debut of "The Amazing Spider-Man" on Tuesday, Sony Pictures has six days to prove that a reboot of its marquee superhero can still ensnare moviegoers into its web.

The Marc Webb-directed film, which stars Andrew Garfield as the web-slinger, cost a hefty $230 million to produce. Because July 4 falls on a Wednesday this year, Sony is opting for the unusual strategy of opening the film on a Tuesday in order to take advantage of the holiday crowd.

Due to its early-in-the-week debut, traditional opening-weekend comparisons are not applicable to the latest "Spider-Man" movie. However, expectations among people who have seen pre-release audience...

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