$7.5 Million Caught in 'Spider-Man's Web on Thursday
by Brandon Gray
May 10, 2002
Spider-Man captured $7,466,380 on Thursday, down a reasonable 10.2% from Wednesday.
The Marvel Comics adaptation's total has scaled to $151,622,504 after just seven days, leaping nine spots on the all time chart to No. 95 in the process. The famed webslinger's tally resides behind Runaway Bride's $152,257,409 and ahead of Rambo: First Blood Part 2's $150,415,432 and has now eclipsed such other movies as Lethal Weapon 2 ($147,253,986), True Lies ($146,282,411), and The Fast and the Furious ($144,533,925). On Friday, Spidey could surpass The Matrix ($171,479,930) and other titles to land well into the top 70.
More importantly, Spider-Man is still well on its way to shattering another record Fastest to $200 Million. Conservatively estimating a weekend in the $50 million range, that's a feat it'll pull off by Sunday at the latest, its 10th day of release.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace is the current title holder, reaching $200 million in 13 days. On its comparable Thursday, it dipped 0.4% from Wednesday to $7,720,976 for a nine-day total of $140,196,636. The second fastest to $200 million (15 days), Harry Potter, conjured $12,258,000 on its first Thursday for $129,491,000 after seven days, but that was inflated by the Thanksgiving holiday.
Meanwhile, the Richard Gere-Diane Lane sexual thriller Unfaithful notched $25,230 on Thursday from two venues in Los Angeles and New York City, easing 9.3% from its Wednesday bow and lifting its two-day haul to $53,061. Counter-programming to Spider-Man, it adds 2,611 theaters today.