It comes without much surprise that Spider-Man 3 steamrolled its way through the theaters in its opening weekend. Finishing with a record-shattering three-day total of
$151* million, Spider-Man 3 tops the previous box office opening record of $135.6 million set by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
But the Web-Head didn't stop there. Snagging the award for largest opening release with 10,000 screens at 4,252 theaters, Spider-Man 3 can claim to have the biggest opening weekend and widest release ever. Additionally, Sam Raimi's third Spider-Man epic grabbed all-time daily grosses for each weekend day: $59.8 million on Friday, $51.3 million on Saturday and
an estimated $37.7
$39.9 million on Sunday. It doesn't end there. Spider-Man 3 is the fastest film to rake in $100 million and is now the biggest IMAX debut: with $4.8 million at 84 jumbo-sized theaters.
And on an even larger scale, Spider-Man 3 now has the biggest world-wide opening ever with roughly
$381.7 million (
$230.5 million spread across 107 countries and $151 million domestically).
Visit the official Marvel.com Spider-Man hub
for wallpapers, screen savers, buddy icons and everything you ever wanted to know/see/hear/watch about the web-head, including the origin of Venom and the black costume
and a 7.5 minute long movie preview
There's the Spider-Man 3 movie blog for you to get your fix on behind-the-scenes videos. See Sam Raimi
, Ted Raimi
, Bruce Campbell
and many others talk about the film, and see an exclusive look at what goes on in the the special effects trailers
Check out a load of up close and personal images from our Spider-Man 3 Red Carpet Premiere story
and SM3 Premiere blog
And after you've seen the movie, there's still plenty more web-swinging action waiting out there for you. Simultaneously released with the movie, Spider-Man 3, the video game based on the film, is available for every major platform. Check out the game details and trailer here
and all the screenshots for the Xbox 360
, and of course buy the game
And for those looking to really get into the heart of soul of Spider-Man, check out the bios for Spider-Man
. Also read the plethora of Spider-Man digital comics available here
and subscribe to the current Spider-Man series here
And don't forget, coming in June is Marvel's first family in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
*Updated on 5/8/07 with revised figures.