‘Spider-Man 3’ to Open in Record Number of Theaters

Spidey already setting asian box office records.
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‘Spider-Man 3’ to Open in Record Number of Theaters

According to Variety, Spider-Man 3 will set new records when it opens in 4,253 North American theaters. That's the single largest U.S. debut of all time. Who the heck is going to fill all of those empty chairs? Easy enough to answer. You are.

The movie has already opened in Japan, France, Germany, Italy and South Korea. On Tuesday, Spidey managed to swing in and grab $3.47 million dollars (about 451 Yen) from the honorable citizens of Japan. A dollar amount that put the smack-down on Spider-Man 2's opening day grosses.

Spider-Man 3 also beat out its predecessors in Korea with a $3.44 million bow. Hong Kong saw its biggest opening day grosses ever when Peter Parker's alter ego nabbed $958,984 from that country's citizens. The number tally beat Hong Kong's previous record breaker Kung Fu Hustle.

Basically, what we're trying to say is, the latest in the Spider-Man franchise is doing some dang-fine business all around the planet.

When the highly anticipated comic book adaptation finally hits North America, it should continue to do spectacular ticket sales. Only a few other films have opened on more than 4,000 screens (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Madagascar, Superman Returns), and all of those were released after 2004. Hollywood really needs to have those opening weekend dollars go up, and that has never been more apparent than now.

Spider-Man 3 is the first film to usher in this year's summer movie season. In the following weeks we will also see Shrek the Third, which opens on May 18th. And Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, which opens on May 25th. The box office is going to blow up. Spidey's only real foe is Snoop Dogg and his Hood of Horror.

12:01 am shows have been added in North America to meet the demand of fans. Spider-Man 3 opens May 4th.

Spider-Man 3 was released May 4th, 2007.


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  • mason2046 • 8 years ago

    I just came back from the theater... and Spidey 3 is a bad bad movie!!!!! too many villains but none is impresive like the octopus the last time, story looks reluctant, the actors seem to be at their rehearsals... and the big fight in the end- they have 4 guys but just don't know how to make a cool fight...


    • k-man • 8 years ago

      Its always good to see movies racking in the cash, it keeps the industry on its feet. If they could pump out maybe 10 major blockbuster films like this every year then the industry would have absolutely nothing to worry about. Its all about what the audiences really want to see, and Sci-Fi Fantasy is where its at (especially the last 8-10 years), which is more than fine with me. This is going to be a good year I think in terms of movie releases, actually the next couple of years are looking good so far. As for 2007 we still have Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Transformers, Die Hard and Bourne Ultimatum just within the next 3 months. Freakin awesome.


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