in 16 international territories on May 1, eclipsing the opening day results of the first two episodes in the same territories.
Ten of the territories (eight Asian, seven European and Egypt)
generated record opening or single day marks, namely France, Italy,
Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Belgium, the
Philippines, and Egypt.
The opening day result was 86% ahead of the $15.6m launch gross from
the same territories taken by Spider-Man 2, and 175% ahead of the
comparable results for Spider-Man's $10.6 haul.
The thunderous performance sets up a spectacular first week for
Spider-Man 3, which rolls out in approximately 110 territories this
week. It surpassed the opening day results of both its predecessors in
each of the same territories, beating the combined results of both in
'It's a terrific start and we're looking to deliver the highest
grossing Spider-Man film ever. It seems to be within our reach,' Jeff
Blake, chairman of worldwide marketing and distribution for the
Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group and vice chairman of Sony
Pictures Entertainment, said. 'If we can get more records along the
way that would be good.'
The franchise worldwide record is Spider-Man's $821.7m. Spider-Man 2
finished on $783.8m.
In France the film grossed $6.81m (5.01m Euros) for the biggest
opening day ever, beating Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire's
previous mark that included previews of 3.9m Euros, and beating the
4.9m Euros combined opening days of Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2.
In Germany the $4.56m (3.56m Euros) haul generated the biggest Tuesday
of all time, finishing 69% bigger than the opening day of Spider-Man 2
and 80% bigger than that of Spider-Man.
Italy produced $4.02m (2.95m Euros) for the biggest opening day ever,
breaking Sony's 2006 2.03m Euros mark set last summer by The Da Vinci
Code, and sweeping past the 2.3m Euros combined opening day tally of
the first two instalments.
In Austria the webslinger took $721,000 (530,000 Euros) for the
biggest Tuesday ever and the third biggest opening day behind The Lord
Of The Rings: The Return Of The King and The Two Towers. It finished
48% ahead of the opening day of Spider-Man 2 and 165% ahead of the
Belgium generated $552,000 (406,000 Euros) for the biggest opening day
of all time. The first two episodes combined for 399,000 Euros.
Holland produced $369,000 (271,000 Euros), which was 22% bigger than
the opening of Spider-Man 2 and 5% bigger than that of Spider-Man.
Switzerland delivered $286,000 (349,000 Francs), finishing 9% ahead of
Spider-Man 2's opening day and 11% ahead of that of Spider-Man.
Spider-Man 3 grossed $29,0000 (162,000 Egyptian Pounds) in Egypt for
the biggest opening day ever, beating the previous mark of 136,000
Egyptian Pounds set by Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
In Japan the release generated the biggest Tuesday gross ever as it
took $3.7m and (444m Yen), breaking the record set by Harry Potter And
The Sorcerer's Stone (408m Yen). The opening day finished 8% ahead of
Spider-Man 2 (410m Yen) and 28% ahead of Spider-Man (347m Yen).
Spider-Man 3 grossed $3.4m (3.2bn Won) in South Korea - one of the
toughest markets for Hollywood titles - for the biggest opening day
ever, smashing the 2bn Won combined opening days of the first two
In Singapore the release grossed $670,000 (1.02m Singaporean dollars)
for the biggest single day of all time, a mark that was previously
held by the opening weekend Saturday of Spider-Man 2 (777,000
Singaporean dollars). The combined opening days for the first two
films in the franchise amounted to 1.06m Singaporean dollars.
The Philippines generated the biggest single day ever on $1.1m (45.6m
Pesos), an astonishing mark that makes Spider-Man 3 the first film
ever to cross $1m in its first day in the territory. It finished 39%
ahead of the previous 32.7m Pesos mark set by Spider-Man 2 on its
opening weekend Sunday. This was bigger than the 42m Pesos combined
opening days of the first two.
Taiwan (Taipei only) generated $515,000 (17.2m Taiwanese dollars) for
the biggest weekday ever, previously held by the opening Friday of
Kung Fu Hustle on 15.6m Taiwanese dollars. The first two films'
opening days combined for 16.9m Taiwanese dollars.
Hong Kong produced $1m (7.5m Hong Kong dollars) for the biggest
opening day of all time, previously held by Kung Fu Hustle (5m Hong
Kong dollars), and bigger than the combined 5.4m Hong Kong dollars
opening days of Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2.
Malaysia delivered the biggest single day ever as Spider-Man 3 grossed
$462,000 (1.75m Ringgit). This easily overtook the previous mark of
1.52m Ringgit set by Spider-Man on the opening weekend Saturday, and
eclipsed the 1.6m Ringgit combined opening days of the previous two
In Thailand, Spider-Man 3 became the first film to reach $1m in its
first day with a $1m (34.1m Baht) haul that produced the biggest
single day of all time, which was 30% bigger than the previous mark
for a Hollywood film of 26.3m Baht set by Harry Potter And The
Prisoner Of Azkaban, and broke the all-time mark of 30.6m Baht set by
local title Tom Yum Goong. The combined opening days for the first two
films amounted to 26.9m Baht.