As we suspected yesterday, Sony is reporting that Spider-Man 3 took in $59 million in its opening day alone. This breaks the record for the biggest opening day of all time. Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest previously held the record with $55.8 million.
Spider-Man 3 is also on track to overtake Dead Man‘s biggest opening weekend of all time record of $135.6 million. The third Spidey film will now end the weekend somewhere in the ballbark of $138 to $145 million, which is just enough to beat the record.
Spider-Man 2 made $40 million on it’s opening day, and the original Spider-Man took in $43.6 million. We will have more accurate estimates on Sunday.