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  Spidey holds off the Attack of the Clones
Updated 20 May 2002, 11.16
Episode II is a worldwide hit
The Clones may be attacking, but Spider-Man is winning the battle for box office glory.

Episode II racked up $86.2m (60m) in its opening weekend in the US, only good enough for third place on the all time best list behind Spidey and Harry Potter.

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George Lucas is the man behind Star Wars
George Lucas
But there was better news for the creator of the clones George Lucas from the rest of the world, where the film took $183m (125m) after just four days in cinemas.

Lucas told Newsround before the film opened that he didn't expect to beat Spider-Man, because Star Wars was shown in fewer cinemas than the web-slinger.

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When Episode I was released three years ago it opened in the US before everywhere else, but this time it made its debut on 16 May almost everywhere.

Even though Attack of the Clones is making loads of money around the world it's got a long way to go to catch up with Spidey, who has now spun his way to $286.5m (196m) in just over two weeks.

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