From breaking box office news about Spider-Man 3 to a look back at the past movies including news, reviews, charts and commentary, this briefing provides a comprehensive overview of the Spider-Man franchise.
 

REVIEWS
Spider-Man 3
Superhero Swingin' in Third Movie
Spider-Man 2
Superhero Entangled and Unmasked
Spider-Man
Comics Action is a Solid Pleaser
RECENT ARTICLES
5/21/07 'Shrek' Reclaims Crown with Third Movie
Spider-Man 3's third weekend.
5/21/07 'Spider-Man 3' Sticks to the Top
Spider-Man 3's stays atop the foreign box office in its third weekend overseas.
5/14/07 'Spider-Man 3' Unravels but Rules
Spider-Man 3's second weekend.
5/14/07 'Spider-Man 3' Spins More Gold
Spider-Man 3's second weekend at the foreign box office.
5/7/07 'Spider-Man 3' Soars Into Record Books
Opening Weekend record shattered.
5/7/07 'Spider-Man 3' Dominates Globe
Overseas openings and records broken.
5/5/07 'Spider-Man 3' Breaks Opening Day Record
Single Day, Opening Day and Single Worldwide Day records broken.
NEWS & ANALYSIS BY MOVIE
Spider-Man
5/3/02 'Spider-Man' to Swing Into the Record Books
Opening weekend forecast.
5/6/02 'Spider-Man' Takes Box Office on Ultimate Spin
Opening weekend record shattered.
5/12/02 'Spider-Man' Nets More Records in Second Weekend
Second weekend and fastest to $200 million records broken.
5/16/02 'Star Wars' Not Likely to 'Clone' 'Spider-Man's Success
Forecast comparing Attack of the Clones and Spider-Man.
5/20/02 'Spider-Man' Survives and Thrives Under 'Attack'
Third weekend record broken.
5/23/02 'Spider-Man' Scales to Record Theater Count
Widest release ever at 3,876 theaters.
5/26/02 'Spider-Man' Breaks $300 Million in Record Time
Milestone crossed in 22 days.
5/28/02 'Clones,' 'Spider-Man' Lead Record Memorial Weekend
Peter Parker crawls past Forrest Gump on All Time chart.
6/3/02 'Sum of All Fears' Detonates in First Place
Spider-Man still strong in fifth weekend.
6/6/02 'Spider-Man' Swings Past 'Jurassic Park'
Superhero ranks fifth on All Time chart.
6/10/02 'Bad' Business for Bruckheimer's Latest
Spider-Man solid in sixth weekend.
7/8/02 'Spider-Man' Ties 'Titanic' Speed Record
Webslinger reaches $400 million in 66 days.
Spider-Man 2
7/1/04 'Spider-Man 2' Amazes on Opening Day
Sequel breaks record.
1/3/05 'Passion,' 'Fahrenheit' Tops in 2004
Spider-Man 2 ranks among the Ten Best box office performances.
Spider-Man 3
5/5/07 'Spider-Man 3' Breaks Opening Day Record
Single Day, Opening Day and Single Worldwide Day records broken.
5/6/07 'Spider-Man 3' Soars Into Record Books
Opening Weekend record shattered.
5/14/02 'Spider-Man 3' Unravels but Rules
Spider-Man 3's second weekend.
5/14/07 'Spider-Man 3' Spins More Gold
Spider-Man 3's second weekend at the foreign box office.
5/21/07 'Spider-Man 3' Sticks to the Top
Spider-Man 3's stays atop the foreign box office in its third weekend overseas.
5/21/07 'Shrek' Reclaims Crown with Third Movie
Spider-Man 3's third weekend.
SPIDER-MAN BOX OFFICE
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RECORDS BROKEN
Note: Records were broken at the time of release and may have subsequently been broken. Italics indicate current record holder.

Spider-Man
Opening Day
Single Day
Friday Gross
Saturday Gross
Sunday Gross
Opening Weekend
First $100 Million+ Opening Weekend
Top Summer Season Opening
Top May Opening Weekend
Top Second Weekend
Top Third Weekend
Fastest to $100 Million
Fastest to $200 Million
Fastest to $300 Million
3-day Opening
4-day Opening
5-day Opening
6-day Opening
Opening Week (7-day)
8-day Opening
9-day Opening
10-day Opening
Top PG-13 Rated Opening
Opening Wide Weekend Theater Average
Wide Weekend Theater Average
Widest Release
Top Grossing Movie of 2002
Biggest Opening Weekend of 2002

Spider-Man 2
Opening Day
Opening Wednesday
Monday Gross
Wednesday Gross
Fastest to $200 Million
Top July Opening Weekend
4-day Opening
5-day Opening
6-day Opening
Opening Week (7-day)
8-day Opening
9-day Opening
10-day Opening

Spider-Man 3
Opening Day
Single Day

Single Worldwide Day
Friday Gross
Saturday Gross
Sunday Gross
Opening Weekend
Top Summer Season Opening
Top May Opening Weekend
Overseas Opening
Worldwide Opening
Top PG-13 Rated Opening
Top 3-day Opening
Top 4-day Opening
Fastest to $100 Million
3-day Opening
Opening Wide Weekend Theater Average
Widest Opening Weekend
Widest Release

MOVIE PAGES
Spider-Man Spider-Man 2 Spider-Man 3

 

PEOPLE PAGES - CAST
Tobey Maguire
Peter Parker / Spider-Man
Kirsten Dunst
Mary Jane Watson
James Franco
Harry Osborn
Willem Dafoe
Norman Osborn / Green Goblin
Alfred Molina
Dr. Otto Octavius / Doc Ock
Thomas Haden Church
Flint Marko / Sandman
Topher Grace
Eddie Brock / Venom
 

 

PEOPLE PAGES - CREW
Sam Raimi
Director
David Koepp
Screenwriter
Alvin Sargent
Screenwriter
Laura Ziskin
Producer
Avi Arad
Producer
Don Burgess
Cinematographer
Bill Pope
Cinematographer
Danny Elfman
Composer
Christopher Young
Composer
 

 

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ADDITIONAL LINKS
Spider-Man 3 Official Web Site
Spider-Man Official Fan Site
Marvel.com
Sony Pictures Web Site

 

EXTRAS
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