May 07, 2007 at 12:00 PM EDT

Spider-Man 3

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
139 minutes
Wide Release Date
05/04/07
performer
Kirsten Dunst, Tobey Maguire, Thomas Haden Church, James Franco, Topher Grace
director
Sam Raimi
distributor
Columbia Pictures
author
Ivan Raimi, Sam Raimi, Alvin Sargent
genre
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Action Adventure

Honestly, our spidey sense saw this coming a mile away: Sony just released the final first-weekend figures for Spider-Man 3, and they’re even bigger than the initial estimates. The movie actually opened with $151.1 million. Yep. That’s $15.5 mil better than the previous best opener, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, and three million smackers more than the studio had originally calculated for Spidey 3. As one high-ranking EW staffer who shall remain nameless just e-mailed me: “As if $148 mil wasn’t impressive enough. Holy s—.” Holy s—, indeed, PopWatchers. Holy s—.

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