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Spiderman Breaks Box Office
Posted on February 12, 2008RECORD BREAKING... Spider-Man has become the first film to hit 100 million dollars (about £71 million) in its first weekend in America. The live-action adaptation starring Tobey Maguire as the Marvel Comics web-slinger shattered box-office records with a $114 million debut, surpassing the previous best of $90.3 million taken in by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone during its first three days last autumn. With £39.3 million on Friday and $43.7 million on Saturday, director Sam Raimi's Spider-Man also beat the single-day record of $33.5 million set by Harry Potter in its second day, according to studio figures today. "Not in our wildest expectations or dreams" did the filmmakers anticipate such demand for "Spider-Man," said Amy Pascal, head of Sony's Columbia Pictures, which released the film. "I don't think there's a distribution record in history that hasn't been shattered," said Jeff Blake, Sony president of worldwide marketing and distribution. "That 100 million dollars opening weekend has always been sort of a great white whale of the movie business. To have Spider-Man capture it is just thrilling." Source: www.ananova.com
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