- “Spider-Man” bows May 3 with a three-day $114.8 million take, setting a studio record for a weekend opener.
- “Men in Black II” opens No. 1 with $87 million over the July 4 five-day frame. Final worldwide take is $441.8 million.
- Columbia reaches $1.57 billion Dec. 31 — an all-time industry domestic box office record.
- “Spider-Man 2″ casts its web June 6, ultimately grossing $373.4 million domestic and $410.5 million abroad for a $783.9 million total.
- In May, “The Da Vinci Code” notches the highest international weekend opening ever with $155 million.
- Adam Sandler vehicle “Click” reps the actor’s fifth $100 million movie for SPE.
- “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” bows at No. 1 the weekend of Aug. 4 with $47 million.
- In August, Col reaches the $1 billion milestone at the domestic B.O. for the fifth straight year.
- “Open Season,” Sony Pictures Animation’s maiden voyage, opens at No. 1 the weekend of Sept. 29, raking in $23.6 million.
- On Nov. 17, Col/MGM introduces Daniel Craig as James Bond in “Casino Royale,” which goes on to gross $167 million domestic and nearly $600 million worldwide.
- Dec. 7 Col passes $3 billion in worldwide B.O. for the first time in its history.
- “The Pursuit of Happyness” opens at No. 1 on Dec. 15, Col’s 13th No. 1 movie in 2006, breaking the industry record of nine No. 1 films in a single year. Pic becomes Will Smith’s fifth $100 million-plus hit for Sony.
- As of Dec. 31, Col reaches $1.7 billion at the domestic box office, breaking its own record, set in 2002.
- “Spider-Man 3″ is released May 4 Stateside, becoming the No. 1 film in all 107 territories in which it opens, raking in $382 million worldwide over six days. Pic ultimately reaps $890 million worldwide.
- “Superbad” bows on Aug. 17 and grosses $33.1 million out of the gate, becoming SPE’s 47th No. 1 movie since 2002 and the fourth R-rated comedy to gross more than $30 million in its opening weekend.
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