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Sunday, July 15 2018

Spider Man 2 takes home record $40.5 million bucks on opening day

EntertainmentSpider Man 2 took the first step towards an unlikely run at the #1 all-time spot at the box office by picking up $40.5 million. For the record, it needs a mere $560 million more to pass Titanic. I think they would settle for beating the original ($403 million) and this year's Shrek 2, which looks to finish anywhere from $420-$430 million after becoming ony the sixth film to pass the 400 mark earlier this week. The others not yet mentioned are E.T. ($435M) Star Wars ($460M) and Phantom Menace ($431M).
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Spider Man 2 takes home record $40.5 million bucks on opening day
Authored by: norcalfella onThursday, July 08 2004
Spidey also set a 6 day opening record with $180M. With not a lot of competition in the coming weeks, I could see this film going as high as $450M. King Arthur will not steal many folks away although possibly Will Smith's I, Robot will. Let's be honest, Catwoman is going to be a flat out bomb. SM2 could very well earn up to $10M+ in weeks 8-10.

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Spider Man 2 takes home record 40.5 million bucks on opening day
Authored by: norcalfella onThursday, August 19 2004
It looks like another sequel, Shrek 2, had more legs in the long run. At over 435 million the green ogre has jumped into third place all-time behind only Star Wars and the seemingly indomitable (until ticket prices jump up) Titanic.

Spidey did exceed 360 milliion, good for #9 on the list, but even with great reviews it couldn't match the 403 put up by the original. The original Shrek film put up "only" 267 million and now stands #25.

Meanwhile, Matt Damon has himself a big hit with his own sequel The Bourne Supremacy. It stands at 139 million and should become the 119th film to top the 150 mark. Will Smith's robot fantasy I, Robot was pretty successful as well and sits at 133 although a trip past 150 for that movie is unlikely.

With the summer blockbusters behind us, we'll have to wait until the holiday season for another sequel, the comedy Meet the Fockers, to rock the box office. Of course, next year we'll get the final episode of the Star Wars six pack and the new incarnation of Batman entitled Batman Begins.

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that's my take