According to Variety, Spider-Man 3 has had the biggest opening day ever in 10 countries. The film has run right past its predecessors, grabbing handfuls of cash left and right. Within twenty-four hours, Spidey has already earned 29.2 million. The first two films combined barely eked out 26.2 million on their opening days.
Before this current windfall, Spider-Man 3 broke all kinds of box office records in Asia. Now it is clearly dominating Europe, with huge opening-day numbers in France, where it took in $6.8 million, and Italy, which nabbed $4 million. Heck, even Germany loves the arachnid. The film webbed up about $4.6 million in that country alone.
And let's not leave Belgium and Egypt off the list. Both of those countries really wanted to see Spider-Man 3 too. More key openings are to follow in China and Russia.
Sam Raimi's latest epic opens in the US and the UK on May 4th.
Spider-Man 3 was released May 4th, 2007 and stars Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons. The film is directed by Sam Raimi.