Sunday, May 06, 2007

"Spider-Man 3" Squashes Box Office Competition

Weekend box office estimates:

1. Spider-Man 3 - $148,000,000
2. Disturbia - $5,720,000
3. Fracture - $3,420,000
4. The Invisible - $3,125,000
5. Next - $2,768,000
6. Lucky You - $2,515,000
7. Meet the Robinsons - $2,466,000
8. Blades of Glory - $2,302,000
9. Hot Fuzz - $2,054,000
10. Are We Done Yet? - $1,700,000

Source: Box Office Mojo


Spider-Man 3 was far and away the winner of this weekend's box office, unseating three time champ Disturbia and trouncing the only other major new release, Curtis Hanson's Lucky You, which tanked at #6 with only $2,515,000. In the process, the latest in the lucrative Spider-Man franchise shattered box office records with the highest weekend tally in cinematic history. All this despite some poor word of mouth and middling reviews, which could cause a major drop off next week. Time will tell how Spider-Man 3 performs in the long run against upcoming blockbusters Shrek the Third and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

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