Variety reports that Sony’s Spider-Man 3 set records Tuesday in every one of the eight Asian territories in which it bowed. The film opens in dozens of other territories in the next few days, culminating Friday in its domestic launch on 4,253 theaters, the widest North American opening of all time.
The movie launched Tuesday in more than a dozen key territories, including Japan, France, Germany, Italy and South Korea. Another eight go today, with 30 more on Thursday (including China, Australia and Russia) and an additional 30 on Friday (including the U.K. and India).
European markets should report their initial tallies today. In its opening day Tuesday, Sony estimated that the movie hit Â¥415 million ($3.47 million) in Japan, beating Spider-Man 2‘s Â¥410 million. The first installment took in Â¥347 million in its first day in Japan in 2004.
In Korea, the movie also beat out one-day marks for its predecessors, taking in 3.2 billion won ($3.44 million).
In Hong Kong, Spidey saw the biggest opening day of all time, with $HK7.5 million ($958,984), besting previous record holder Kung Fu Hustle.
The film also drew the biggest ever opening day of any film in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. In Taiwan, it saw the biggest weekday opening ever.
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