On this Day in Movie History, May 5, 2002: Spider-Man is First Movie to Top $100 Million in Opening Weekend


Spider-Man , a 2002 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi and written by David Koepp. Spider-Man was, for its time, the only film to reach $100 million in its first weekend, the largest opening weekend gross of all time, and the most successful film based on a comic book. With $821.7 million worldwide, it was 2002’s third highest-grossing film and is the thirty-third highest-grossing film of all time. Spider-Man also has two sequels, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3. A reboot, titled The Amazing Spider-Man was released on July 3, 2012.


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