( has reported that on Friday, May 4 Spider-Man 3 broke ticket sales records, selling more tickets in a single day than any other film.

"Sequels consistently perform well, and as evidenced by our significant advance online sales volume, moviegoers anticipated sold-out shows. It was just last July that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest broke sales records, and now with these historic Spider-Man 3 numbers, we know that going online to buy an advance ticket has become a pop culture necessity," said Joel Cohen executive vice president and general manager, " is also seeing sales densities expand beyond metropolitan areas into smaller cities. When it comes to a hot movie, everyone wants to make sure they have a seat secured."

*) On Friday, May 4 broke a record for the most tickets sold site-wide in a single day, and Spider-Man 3 has sold more tickets in a single day, for a single film, than any other movie in the company's history. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was the most recent record-holder in July 2006.

*) Spider-Man 3 now ranks number one on the's Top Five single day, all time best-seller list. new Top Five:

1. Spider-Man 3

2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

4. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban