Spider-Man 3 cures world hunger!
It’s even more ridiculous, folks.
Nikki Finke updates the running tally with the global numbers: Spider-Man 3 has produced the biggest worldwide opening ever with $375 million, upsetting the previous record of $254 mil by Star Wars Episode 3. The overseas estimates from 107 countries total $225 mil; pic was the biggest film debut ever in at least 26 countries including Russia, China, Italy, South Korea, Japan.
SM3 also shattered all the North American records (U.S. and Canada) for biggest opening day ever, biggest second day of release and biggest third day of release. Though SM3 fell -14% Saturday compared to Friday, that number without the midnight shows is actually +4%. This means that, comparatively, the threequel almost did in two days what the original Spidey did in three days back in 2002.