Spider-Man 2 attracted 112,902 visitors on its firstday (Wed, July 14) of projection in Paris and its suburbs, according to itsdistributor, Columbia.

The film beat thehalf-million mark in France with 502,494 tickets sold, without sneak previews.880 copies of the Sam Raimi film were distributed, 52 of them in Paris. Reviewshave been strong; it is considered by critics to be intended for the generalpublic as well as film enthusiasts.

Only HarryPotter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has surpassed the movie in openingticket sales.