‘Spidey 3’ breaks Japan box office record

3 billion Yen mark is fastest for Hollywood film

TOKYO — “Spider-Man 3” broke the Y3 billion ($25.2 million) barrier in only six days, setting a new B.O. speed record for a Hollywood pic in Japan.

Opening in Japan on 807 screens on May 1, “Spidey 3” recorded Y3,187,560,000 ($26.8 million) on 2,578,255 admissions in its first six days of release. According to distrib Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan, this is the fastest any Hollywood pic has hit the Y3 billion mark in the Japanese market.

 This compares to Y1,714,760,000 ($14.4 million) for “Spider-Man” and Y1,636,630,000 ($13.7 million) for “Spider-Man 2” in the same six-day period.

The pic also bests SPEJ’s 2006 “The Da Vinci Code,” which scored Y2,348,840,000 ($19.7 million) in its first six days and finished its Japan run with Y9.05 billion ($76 million).

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