IMAX Corporation and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that Columbia Pictures’ “Spider-Man 3: The IMAX Experience” has grossed more than $20 million worldwide since premiering on May 3, 2007. The picture continued its heroic box office performance by reaching the $20 million milestone faster than any other 2D digitally re-mastered IMAX release, between its opening on May 3 and June 3, 2007. Spider-Man 3 is currently playing on 84 domestic IMAXÂ® screens and 34 international IMAX screens, the largest opening in IMAX’s 40-year history. The film’s overall worldwide box office total is now more than $844 million, making Spider-Man 3 the highest grossing film in the “Spider-Man” franchise and the highest grossing movie in Sony Pictures’ history.
“We’re very impressed by the box office success of ‘Spider-Man 3’ in IMAX venues,” said Rory Bruer, President, Domestic Distribution, Sony Pictures Releasing. “The IMAX release clearly has been well-received by Spider-Man fans, and we anticipate they will continue to fill theatres around the world to experience ‘Spider-Man 3’ in a unique and compelling way.”
“Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures and the Spider-Man filmmakers delivered an incredible film to the IMAXÂ® theatre network, and we are so pleased to have partnered with them again,” added Greg Foster, Chairman and President, IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “The film’s record-breaking success is a testament to a formula that is well-suited to IMAX’s format, and the audience response further demonstrates demand for that ‘wow’ factor.”
Spider-Man 3 is directed by Sam Raimi, who also directed the first two blockbuster installments of the Marvel Comics superhero, Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2. The picture reunites the cast led by Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco. To date, the “Spider-Man” series has surpassed $2.4 billion in worldwide box office receipts.
Source: IMAX Corporation