By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Columbia Pictures, Variety.
The fans are not deterred! Though Spider-Man 3 entered theatres late Thursday under a curtain of mixed reviews, the film was still able to pull in a record-breaking amount at the box office.
Spider-Man 3 Breaks Box Office Records
Remember my box office debate on Spider-Man 3 vs. Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End? Well, let me just say that Spider-Man 3 just had a huge start by shattering the North American box office record for 'biggest opening weekend.' The film was able to pull in $148 million domestically and, for a little extra skrilla, also took the title of 'biggest worldwide weekend' as well. But how much is that?
Enough to help Sony execs relax on what is now being called the most expensive film ever. With $375 million to line Spidey's spandex suit, Sony now has to look forward to their second weekend.
Even with a 60% drop in attendance (possible with the mixed reviews), the film's worldwide take should cumulate to $600 million by the time next Sunday closes out.