Sony Pictures Entertainment vice chairman Jeff Blades said it best -- "So far, so good." It turns out that it wasn't only the Asian markets where Spider-Man 3 performed well during its opening bow overseas.
Spider-Man 3 Takes in $29.2 Million First Day Overseas
With 16 overseas markets feeling Spidey's presence on May 1st, the film was able to rake in a take of $29.2 million - a number that tops Spider-Man 2's bow in the same territories by 86% and that of the original by 175%. In short, the third Spider-Man installment is absolutely killing it overseas.
"The bottom line," Blake said, "is that 10 of the 16 openings had the biggest opening day of all time."
Erections began to rise at Sony headquarters when stats specialists revealed that all 16 bows of the third film adaptation of the comic-book superhero beat the openings days of both Spider-Man 2 ($15.6 million) and the initial Spider-Man ($10.6 million), bested the combined gross of both previous films, and that four territories came up with their biggest single days of all time.
Is this a sign of things to come domestically? Sony sure hopes so. Though $30 million is a lot in a single day, Sony probably won't be able to announce a profit until Spider-Man 3 takes in over $500 million worldwide. Yes, I know, they spent a shitload on this film.
With Spidey breaking records, I noticed our recent Spider-Man 3 vs Pirates 3 poll has shifted in favor of Spider-Man. Eh, I still got money that Pirates will take this contest.