‘Spider-Man’ breaks 1-day record in North America

$59 Mil
Spider-Man 3 opening
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May 5, 2007 – TheScroogeReport.com Post

LOS ANGELES – “Spider-Man 3” sold a record $59 million worth of tickets during its first day of release across North America, and is on track to break the industry mark for an opening weekend, according to estimates issued on Saturday by the film’s distributor.

The highly anticipated superhero saga opened in the United States and Canada on Friday, having already begun its international campaign on May 1.

The North American one-day and opening-weekend records were held by Walt Disney Co.’s July 2006 smash “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” with respective sums of $55.8 million and $135.6 million.

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