Star Wars Breaks Spider-Man 2 Record reports that “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith” earned an incredible $50 million from 3,661 theaters on its first day, breaking the record set in 2004 by Spider-Man 2:

The $50 million opening, which includes $16.9 million from midnight screenings, blows away the $40.4 million opening day record held previously by Spider-Man 2 from 4,152 theaters, and it also marks the biggest single day ever at the North American box office, beating Shrek 2’s $44.8 million from 4,163 theaters.

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