Spider-Man 3 Opens Two Days Early

If you want to see Spider-Man 3 before anyone else, you better book a plane ticket to Japan.

The third film in the series will open in Japan on May 1st, three days before it opens in the United States. This is a very strange move for Sony Pictures, who have also announced that the film's grand premiere will be held in Tokyo on April 16th. W

The first Spider-Man movie had an eight day lead time over Japan. And Spider-Man 2 premiered ten days earlier in the United States.

Why would Sony open such a big movie overseas first? May-be this announcement is the first of a worldwide date change? It would make more sense to open the film on a Wednesday. Am I wrong?