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International Top One - Spider-Man Spins a Worldwide Web

May 9th, 2007

Spider-Man 3's performance on the international scene was truly amazing as it outpaced almost all expectations and beat earlier weekend estimates. The film earned $176.84 million overall on 16,711 screens in 75 markets and since its opening last Tuesday the film has already made $230.89 million. This means the film surpassed 300 in less than one week, to become the biggest international hit of the year, and should do the same on the worldwide chart by the weekend.

In every single market the film opened in, it finished first, including record openings in 29 markets.
The best of the best are, (record-breakers in bold):

  • Japan: $26.58 million on 807 screens
  • U.K.: $23.56 million on 522 screens
  • France: $22.5 million on 967 screens
  • South Korea: $16.45 on 778 screens
  • Germany: $13.68 million on 846 screens
  • Italy: $13.27 million on 812 screens
  • Mexico: $12.02 million 935 screens
  • Spain: $11.05 million on 758 screens
The film also broke records in a number of midlevel or smaller markets:
  • China: $7.9 million on 1605 screens
  • Russia: $7.4 million on 671 screens
  • Brazil: $6.9 million on 816 screens
  • India: $4.7 million on 588 screens
  • Taiwan: $4.5 million
  • Philippines: $3.8 million on 288 screens
  • Hong Kong: $3.6 million on 88
  • Thailand: $3.5 million on 318 screens
  • Singapore: $2.7 million on 88
  • Malaysia: $2.4 million on 165 screens
  • Argentina: $1.5 million on 227 screens
  • Colombia: $1.3 million on 170 screens
  • United Arab Emirate: $1.1 million on 37 screens
  • Indonesia: $1.1 million on 200 screens
  • Peru: $1.0 million on 120 screens
Other $1 million, but non-record breaking markets include:
  • Australia: $7.80 million on 500 screens
  • Sweden: $2.38 million on 146 screens
  • Austrlia: $2.2 million on 145 screens
  • Switzerland: $2.06 million 148 screens
  • Belgium: $1.94 million on 93 screens
  • Netherlands: $1.77 million on 111 screens
  • Denmark: $1.53 million on 115 screens
  • Norway: $1.5 million on 115 screens
  • Greece: $1.5 million on 160 screens
  • Turkey: $1.3 million on 278 screens
  • Chile: $1.1 million on 95 screens
A couple of notes, the film didn't perform up to expectations in a few markets. For instance, it was unable to match the previous releases in the franchise in Australia, while it wasn't even the biggest opening of the year in Turkey finishing third behind 300 and a local hit. However, it is safe to call those few results anomalous compared to the overall, worldwide domination.

Over the weekend there was really only one major Hollywood release that dared to challenge Spider-Man 3 in a head-to-head battle and that was Bridge to Terabithia. That film took second to the web-slinger in the U.K. with a strong $2.08 million on 409 screens, but we'll deal more with it, and the rest of the top 30 on Sunday's edition of the International Details.


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Filed under: International Box Office, Spider-Man 3, Bridge to Terabithia, 300