Powered by the mid-week holiday, the long-awaited Sony reboot "The Amazing Spider-Man" is off to a solid, but not-record breaking, start.

On the Fourth of July holiday, Spidey swung to an impressive $23.4 million, bringing its domestic box office total to $59.3 million in its first two days (including midnight showings on Monday). It broke the all-time record for a Tuesday opener with $35 million on its opening day

The holiday number is significantly lower, however, than the $29.1 million that the first "Transformers" film was able to rack up back in 2007. It remains the biggest July 4 ever. 

Although "Amazing" actually dropped 35% from opening day, it's still on track to earn between $125 million to $140 million over the extended, six-day weekend.

The reboot of the Marvel hero stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans and others, and was directed by Marc Webb ("500 Days of Summer"). A sequel is already in the works

Looking back at the previous incarnation of "Spider-Man" (with Sam Raimi directing Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker), "Spider-Man 2" earned $22.1 million on July 4, 2004 (its fifth day of release), and that was without the benefit of costly 3-D prices. 

Meanwhile, "Katy Perry: Part of Me" opens today, while Oliver Stone's "Savages" debuts Friday. 

Look for updated estimates throughout the week on HitFix.

Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at Variety.com. He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.