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  Spidey smashes box-office record
Updated 02 July 2004, 10.15
Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2 has smashed records to become the biggest opening day ever in movie history.

Helped by rave reviews and die-hard fans, the tale of the web spinning hero took nearly 23m on its first day of showing in the US and Canada.

The new record destroys the previous opening-day record of 21.6m, set by the original Spider-Man in May 2002.

It also shattered ROTK's 19m record for a Wednesday opening which was set last December.


Although Spider-Man 2 now holds the opening-day record, the box-office record for any single day still belongs to Shrek 2, which grossed $44.8 million on Saturday, 22 May.

Spidey suits

Serious Spidey fans showed their devotion by wearing red and blue suits to some of the 4,152 cinemas in the United States and Canada showing the film on Wednesday.

And UK fan's haven't got long to wait - the film opens here on 15 July.

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