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Boffo Asian opening for ‘Spider-Man 3’

The film, which opens in the United States on Friday, topped the first-day grosses for Spideys 1 and 2 in both Japan and South Korea. It enjoyed the biggest opening-day ever for any film in Hong Kong and South Korea.
/ Source: The Associated Press

“Spider-Man 3” is off and flying, with record-setting opening-day ticket revenues in Asia on Tuesday.

The film, which opens in the United States on Friday, topped the first-day grosses for Spideys 1 and 2 in both Japan and South Korea. It enjoyed the biggest opening-day ever for any film in Hong Kong and South Korea.

In Japan, the film’s first day brought in an estimated $3.5 million. In South Korea the take was $3.4 million.

Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man 3” stars Tobey Maguire as the comic-book superhero, with Kirsten Dunst as his enduring love, Mary Jane Watson.