Spider-Man 3 sets records in Asia
Variety reports today that Spider-Man 3 set records in each of the eight Asian territories in which it debuted on Tuesday. In Japan, it earned ¥415 million ($3.47 million). In Korea, it took in 3.2 billion won ($3.44 million), and in Hong Kong the flick had the largest opening day ever, with $HK 7.5 million ($958,984). Other records were set in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, the Phillippines and Taiwan.
The film also opened in France, German, and Italy. Tomorrow, it distracts China, Australia and Russia, among others, before opening in the US, India and the UK on Friday.
Variety quotes a Sony distribution "honcho" saying, "This is a great way to start the summer. Box office for the past few weeks has been lackluster, and audiences seem very ready for summer."