Spider-Man 3 covers costs
When the ticket stubs were counted in 107 markets, Spider-Man 3 made $382 million this past week. This covers the cost of production, variously estimated to be between $250 million and $350 million. Marketing costs have been estimated to be as much as another $150 million.
SM3 set records as the biggest opening weekend in 29 different countries, including the US, Canada, Japan, South Korea, China, Italy, Mexico anad Brazil.
According to a company press release, the flick earned three times the money in South Korea as the previous record holder. The film also set a record for the largest domestic gross at IMAX theaters, with $4.8 million.
So, what do you want to do next weekend?