Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Along came a Spider: USA Today wonders whether Spider-Man 2 can live up to the hype, and notes Sony executives are discussing spinoffs and a least six installments of the franchise:

"Certainly, no one is predicting that the saga of Peter Parker will sell as many tickets as the original. When it opened May 3, 2002, Spider-Man set at least 15 box office records, including largest debut with $114.8 million. By the time it left theaters, the superhero had netted $820 million worldwide. It remains the fifth-biggest film of all time."