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Brazil changes Spider-Man rating in response to public outcry

Sony Pictures' money-spinning Spider-Man is gathering an extra bit of mileage in Brazil thanks to a change in the film's classification during its first week on release in the South American nation. The film, which was released May 17 through Columbia-TriStar Film Distributors International (CTFDI) on an unprecedented 507 prints, earned a record-breaking US$3.1m (Reals 7.9m) in its opening weekend.

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