Spider-Man 3 shatters box office records

In a move that is surely surprising to no one, Spider-Man 3 shattered all the box office records to date. According to just about everyone (in this case, Reuters), Spider-Man 3 "sold an estimated $375 million worth of tickets worldwide, since opening internationally on May 1." That's a lot of money. It was the highest opening since Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, highest opening weekend opening over last year's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($148 million versus $135.6 million), and highest single day gross (once again over Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest to the tune of $59.3 million to $55.8 million). And internationally, the $227 million it made bested the paltry $155 million The Da Vinci Code made last year. So it looks that despite there being 2 major villains, moviegoers were still all about Peter Parker's troubled life. Which is a good thing. How long these records will last is anyone's guess, as we're about to encounter a summer of blockbusters that likes of which we've not seen in a while. Spidey sense is tingling indeed. Spidey makes bank