Columbia TriStar secured 441 prints for Spider-Man 2 for its opening weekend, four more than UIP's Shrek 2 was released on two weeksearlier, but the A$7,132,602 gross of the red superhero came nowhere nearneither the first nor the second weekend of the green giant.

Five openers besides Spideyhit the chart on the weekend but only Roadshow's New York Minute was released on more than 10 screens. It grossedA$607,782 from 142 screens and claimed fifth place. The others were The Mother (14th) from Dendy, The Return (15th) from Palace, Owning Mahowny (16th) from Sharmill, andAnatomie de L'Enfer (18th) fromPotential.