With Spider-Man 2 just weeks away now, and Sony looking to regain these records, ComingSoon.net reports that “Shrek 2″ had a bigger second weekend than Spider-Man…
DreamWorks Shrek 2 topped the first three days of the Memorial Day Weekend pulling in an estimated $73.1 million from 4,223 theaters. The animated blockbuster has earned a massive $237.8 million, having raced past the $200 million mark on Saturday, it’s 11th day. Only Spider-Man did it faster, taking nine days to do so in 2002. But the $70 million-budgeted Shrek 2 broke Spidey’s old record for a second-weekend haul, which was $71.4 million. The next record in the studio’s sights is the one for a four-day Memorial Day holiday, which The Lost World: Jurassic Park set in 1997 with a tally of $90.2 million.
Last Saturday, “Shrek 2″ also surpassed Spidey’s highest single-day total, for more on that click here.