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    'Disturbia' 3-peats but look out, here comes the 'Spider-Man'!

    Slow boxoffice weekend is quiet before the blockbuster storm

    'Disturbia' was the number one movie at the country's boxoffice for the third week in a row adding another $9.1 million to it's overall take of $52.1 million thus far. The Shia LaBeouf starring-film dropped a very small 30% from last weekend contributing to its staying power.

    The Hollywood Pictures release, 'The Invisible' materialized in 2nd place with $7.6 miillion despite being very quietly promoted and unreviewed. It was aimed at the same 'Disturbia' teen-base and seemingly benefited.

    Walt Disney Pictures' 'Meet The Robinsons' said hello to another $4.8 million, the film has now taken in over $88 million.

    'Spider-Man 3' from Sony Pictures debuts May 4th. The film will have it's American Premiere Monday, April 30th at the Tribeca Film Festival as part of the first-ever, 'Spider-Man Week in NYC'. 'Spider-Man' and 'Spider-Man 2' currently rank #7 and #10 respectively among the all-time boxoffice champs.

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    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1

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    http://spider-manweeknyc.com/site/

    'Spidey' spins tangled web of tie-ins
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...42312fe2d36b4d

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    Re: 'Disturbia' 3-peats but look out, here comes the 'Spider-Man'!

    'Spider-Man 3' lands record opening

    Webslinger to screen in 4,253 theaters

    By Ian Mohr
    Variety
    May 1, 2007

    Sony is bringing "Spider-Man 3" to 4,253 domestic theaters on Friday, the widest opening of all time.

    North America is the last territory to see Spidey. Pic launches May 1 in more than a dozen key territories, including Japan, France, Germany, Italy and Korea; another eight on May 2; 30 on May 3 (including China, Australia and Russia) and another 30 on May 4 (including the U.K. and India).

    The domestic engagements could be tweaked by a few screens more or less, but should comfortably beat the 4,163 locations where "Shrek II" bowed for DreamWorks two years ago.

    Sony launched "Spider-Man 2" at 4,152 in 2004.

    Only other pics to have debuted in more than 4,000 locations include "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," "Madagascar," "Superman Returns," "Over the Hedge," "Mission: Impossible 3" and "Shark Tale." All of those have been released since 2004 as Hollywood's race to put up massive opening numbers escalates.

    After eight splashy premieres worldwide, Sony on Monday night made its final preem Stateside, showing "Spider-Man 3" on 14 screens simultaneously at the Tribeca Film Festival.

    At the preem party in Gotham, Sony Corp. chairman and CEO Howard Stringer wondered whether the studio might've shot out "Spider-Man" last weekend in North America when overall biz was way down, giving Peter Parker even more of a chance to make his money grab.

    But either way, the exec was confident, saying that he sees this installment in the series as "more of a date movie" than the first two in the franchise with the potential to draw even wider demographics.

    "It's not just spills and thrills," said Stringer.

    "Spider-Man" will be the first of a number of hotly anticipated summer sequels to swing into theaters, and the pic has two weekends with no true competish before having to grapple with Par/DreamWorks' "Shrek the Third" May 18. Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" sets sail the following weekend.

    Auds certainly seem ready for some summer action: Last weekend, the multiplexes posted tepid numbers as Par-DreamWorks' PG-13 thriller "Disturbia" topped the charts with just $9 million in its third straight win.

    "This is a great way to start the summer," said a Sony distribution honcho of "Spider-Man's" imminent launch. "Box office for the past few weeks has been lackluster, and audiences seem very ready for summer."

    Sony has been adding 12:01 Friday ayem shows here to meet demand on the pic.
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1

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    Re: 'Disturbia' 3-peats but look out, here comes the 'Spider-Man'!

    Spidey swings into Queens



    Photos by Evan Agostini, Getty Images, for Tribeca Film Festival
    On the black carpet: Spider-Man 3's Tobey Maguire and his girlfriend, Jennifer Meyer, attend the premiere Monday night in Queens.
    Maguire's co-star, Kirsten Dunst, below, was there, too.



    By Donna Freydkin
    USA TODAY
    May 1, 2007

    NEW YORK Queens suits Spider-Man.

    It's where the comic-book character hails from. And it's where the U.S. premiere of Spider-Man 3 was held Monday night as the stars of the highly anticipated film descended on the UA Kaufman Astoria Cinema 14 theaters. The premiere kicked off "Spider-Man Week," as declared by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

    Tobey Maguire, who plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man, along with his on-screen love, Kirsten Dunst, and the rest of the cast, walked a black carpet, in keeping with the new color of Peter's changed superhero suit. In the film, which opens Friday, Peter Parker faces two new villains, Thomas Haden Church's Sandman and Topher Grace's Venom, and battles his own ego. The premiere also was part of the Tribeca Film Festival, which runs through Sunday.

    Crowds swarmed to catch a glimpse of the stars as they arrived. "This is by far the biggest turnout we've had," James Franco said. (The movie has had multiple premieres around the world.)
    http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...premiere_N.htm
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    Re: 'Disturbia' 3-peats but look out, here comes the 'Spider-Man'!

    'Spider-Man 3' sets records

    Film is North America's widest bow ever

    'Spider-Man 3' is off to a roaring start,
    with boffo Asia bows prior to its U.S. release Friday.

    Sony's "Spider-Man 3" set records Tuesday in every one of the eight Asian territories in which it bowed. Pic opens in dozens of other territories in the next few days. Friday is the film's domestic launch on 4,253 theaters, the widest North American opening ever.

    By Ian Mohr
    Variety
    May 1, 2007

    Sony's "Spider-Man 3" set records Tuesday in every one of the eight Asian territories in which it bowed. Pic 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.

    Pic 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).

    Euro markets should report their initial tallies today. In its opening day Tuesday, Sony estimated that the pic hit 415 million ($3.47 million) in Japan, beating "Spider-Man 2's" 410 million. The first "Spider" took in 347 million in its first day in Japan in 2004.

    In Korea, latest pic also beat out one-day marks for its predecessors, taking in 3.2 billion won ($3.44 million), Sony honcho Jeff Blake said.

    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."

    Pic 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.

    The list of domestic engagements could be tweaked by a few screens more or less but should comfortably beat the 4,163 locations in which DreamWorks bowed "Shrek 2" two years ago.

    Sony launched "Spider-Man 2" at 4,152 in 2004.

    The only other pics to have debuted in more than 4,000 locations are "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," "Madagascar," "Superman Returns," "Over the Hedge," "Mission: Impossible III" and "Shark Tale." All of those have been released since 2004, as Hollywood's race to put up massive opening numbers escalates.
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1

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    Re: 'Disturbia' 3-peats but look out, here comes the 'Spider-Man'!

    yeah but pirates will outdo spidey in a couple of weeks. Im gonna with this guess in terms of financial success,
    1. Pirates,3
    2. Shrek 3
    3. spiderman 3.

    My these three are at odds with each other lol.

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    Re: 'Disturbia' 3-peats but look out, here comes the 'Spider-Man'!

    Quote Originally Posted by rex22 View Post
    yeah but pirates will outdo spidey in a couple of weeks. Im gonna with this guess in terms of financial success,
    1. Pirates,3
    2. Shrek 3
    3. spiderman 3.

    My these three are at odds with each other lol.
    What, never heard of Harry Potter?!
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    Re: 'Disturbia' 3-peats but look out, here comes the 'Spider-Man'!

    oopps I did it again lol .yeah I never thought of that. Harry potter is gonna be good too. Summer is shaping nicely.

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    Re: 'Disturbia' 3-peats but look out, here comes the 'Spider-Man'!

    'Spider-Man 3' breaks Euro records

    Big May Day bows in Italy, France, Germany

    'Spider-Man 3'

    By Nick Vivarelli, Ian Mohr
    Additional reporting by David Hayhurst (France), Ed Meza (Germany) and Adam Dawtrey (London)
    Variety
    May 2, 2007

    After setting one-day box office records across Asia on Tuesday, "Spider-Man 3" continued posting some big numbers in its European bows, with particularly big takes in Italy, Germany and France.

    Italian estimates gave "Spider-Man" $4 million from 900 screens, making for the country's biggest one day bow ever.

    That pulverized the existing record of $2.5 million held by "The Da Vinci Code," and tripled the day one takes of Spidey's two previous installments.

    Sony spent some $3.3 million on marketing "Spider-Man 3" in Italy, about the same it invested to launch the franchise's previous installments. A splashy Rome bow, on April 24, with stars and helmer Sam Raimi in tow gave pic a big boost.

    "This is a nice surprise which bodes well for what promises to be Italy's biggest summer ever," Sony Pictures Italia topper Paulo Simoes told Variety.

    Early reports from France are also boffo, with the pic racing to $1.4 million on 64 screens in its first day at theaters in the Paris region. Figures for all of France are not yet available.

    According to Gallic box office compilers CBO, the first day admissions figure of 175,334 is the highest ever for the Paris region, comfortably ahead of "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith," which did 124,664 ad-missions at 52 in 2005.

    In Germany, "Spider-Man 3" grossed $4.6 million from 486,571 admissions on its first day. That puts it on track to easily match the success of the two earlier pics. "Spider-Man" took $1.6 million in its first four days in Germany, while "Spider-Man 2" garnered $10.3 million over four days.

    "Spider-Man 3" now holds the best Gallic one-day total of all time, beating out the one-day take of the final "Star Wars" pic in 2005.

    "The warm weather in Germany is not exactly movie-enhancing, but we're very happy with the results," Sony's local md Martin Bachman told Variety. Sony is expected to give out its official European figures on "Spider-Man 3" later today.
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1

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