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'Spider-Man' Swings Past 'Jurassic Park' on All Time Chart

by Brandon Gray
June 6, 2002

The latest TV ads for Spider-Man beckon moviegoers to "go for a second spin." It may be more accurate to suggest they go for a third or fourth or fifth spin, given the repeat business it takes for a movie to reach the heights that the famed webslinger already has.

On Wednesday—its 34th day of release—the Marvel Comics adaptation grossed $1,521,914 to push its grand total to $358,505,354, enough for it to reach a new milestone on the all time chart.

Spider-Man now stands as the fifth highest grossing movie ever, topping Jurassic Park's $357,067,947. In the process, it also swung past 1945's The Bells of St. Mary's to land at No. 46 on the all time chart when ticket price inflation is taken into account, and it will top Batman's $359.5 million adjusted gross on Thursday to become the most popular comic book movie ever.

Jurassic Park, though, is safe on the adjusted list as its gross would equal about $492 million today, a height Spider-Man won't likely come close to scaling. At its current rate, Spidey could end up with around $420 million.

Spider-Man, though, has an excellent shot at breaking another record—fastest to $400 million—a highly rarefied category as only four movies in history have crossed that mark in unadjusted grosses—Titanic ($600,788,188), Star Wars ($461,038,066), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial ($434,974,579) and The Phantom Menace ($431,088,297). Titanic currently holds the title with its 66-day sprint. Spidey could do it in 63, but it looks like it's going to be a squeaker.

For its sixth weekend, Spidey sheds 411 theaters, but is still playing at a mega-wide 3,235 theaters.

How high do you think 'Spider-Man' will fly?
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