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Eight of 10 Moviegoers on Earth Caught in Web


If you went to the movies last weekend, there’s an 80 percent chance that you saw “Spider-Man 3.” And when I say ‘you,’ I’m speaking to any person in the world. The movie made $151 million in the US over the weekend, and The Hollywood Reporter notes that by Sunday night, “the film, which began rolling out internationally Tuesday, had racked up a worldwide gross of $382 million … the movie scored the biggest weekend of all time in 29 countries, including the U.S., Canada, Japan, South Korea, China, Italy, Mexico and Brazil.”

Characters from other potential blockbusters this summer are impressed by Spider-Man’s box office domination, but are confident in their ability to attract similar audience numbers:

“It’s on my ‘to do’ list. Do you think he’s maybe compensating for something? Do you know the muffin man?”

– Shrek (“Shrek 3” – May 18)

“‘The Immortal Captain Jack Sparrow.’ It has such a lovely ring to it … Of the two of us I am the only one who hasn’t committed mutiny, therefore my word is the one we’ll be trusting.”

– Captain Jack Sparrow (“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” – May 25)

Ron: “Spiders… the spiders… they want me to tap-dance. And I don’t want to tap-dance!”
Harry: “You tell those spiders, Ron.”
Ron: “Yeah, tell them … I’ll tell them.”

– Ron Weasley and Harry Potter (“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” – July 13)
Editor’s note: In case you’re wondering about the all-time records, “Titanic” made $600 million in the US and $1.8 billion worldwide (and won an Oscar for “Best Picture”). If you adjust for inflation, “Star Wars” is the top-grossing movie in the US (its $460 million gross in 1977 equals more than $1 billion in the US today).



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