Spider-Man's Spanish release has seen the film claim the all-time biggest opening gross in the territory, by a slender margin of just $4,088.

The film grossed $4,966,824 (Euros 5,014,686) for Columbia TriStar Films de España, narrowly beating previous record-holder Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, which earned $4,962,736 (Euros 5,010,559) on its November 30, 2001 release.

Spider-Man also broke another record in Spain as the widest release ever: its massive opening on 512 prints represents a 112-copy jump over the previous biggest release in Spain: Star Wars: Episode II set a new record in May with its 400 copies, while Harry Potter went out on 375 and Lord Of The Rings on 395.

The move clearly raises the stakes for blockbuster releasing in Spain, where until recently anything over 300 copies was considered massive and the average domestic film still only goes out on about 115 prints.