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May 28, 2007 | James Bates, Times Staff Writer
In the treasure hunt for Hollywood records, "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" made off with a few bragging rights. But it can't claim the industry's benchmark record -- biggest opening weekend in the U.S. and Canada -- set this month by "Spider-Man 3." The Walt Disney Co. film logged a weekend box-office gross of $112.5 million domestically -- $126.5 million if Thursday night "previews" are counted -- according to results released Sunday by box-office tracker Media by Numbers.
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November 8, 2007 | Ron Magid
In "Spider-Man 3," now on DVD, a close encounter with a particle accelerator supercharges the molecules of Flint Marko, transforming him into Sandman. Sony Pictures Imageworks put actor Thomas Haden Church through a similar process, combining his powerful performance with flowing sand via an unprecedented combination of hands-on character animation and particle simulation.
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April 17, 2007 | Bruce Wallace, Times Staff Writer
Even superheroes should beware of getting smug. That's one of the morals of "Spider-Man 3," in which Tobey Maguire's rappelling, sticky crime buster discovers that life is not always beautiful, even when you're a local celebrity and you think you have the girl of your dreams wrapped around your ring finger. The third installment of Sony Pictures' lucrative Spidey franchise premiered Monday in Tokyo, the first time a major Hollywood feature has debuted outside the United States.
BUSINESS
May 28, 2007 | James Bates, Times Staff Writer
In the treasure hunt for Hollywood records, "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" made off with a few bragging rights. But it can't claim the industry's benchmark record -- biggest opening weekend in the U.S. and Canada -- set this month by "Spider-Man 3." The Walt Disney Co. film logged a weekend box-office gross of $112.5 million domestically -- $126.5 million if Thursday night "previews" are counted -- according to results released Sunday by box-office tracker Media by Numbers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Hollywood's biggest superhero now has the biggest box-office debut. "Spider-Man 3" took in a record $59 million domestically on opening day Friday, breaking the previous all-time high of $55.8 million for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" in its first day last summer. Sony Pictures, the studio behind the "Spider-Man" franchise, also reported Saturday that the movie took in an additional $45 million overseas Friday for a total of $104 million, a record for single-day grosses globally.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2007 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
IT'S lonely at the top of a skyscraper, as any contemporary incarnation of a superhero knows. In "Spider-Man 3," Peter Parker adds the burdens of celebrity to his already heavy psychic load and overextended schedule and, bless him, it goes right to his head. For some time now, the tent-poles of today have focused on expressing the anxieties of yesterday -- i.e.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2007 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
The Paris premiere for "Spider-Man 3" was a hot-ticket blowout. Stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst were on hand for the late April screening, as were throngs of paparazzi. Once the movie began, the real fireworks started when Sony Pictures security guards spotted a premiere guest secretly recording the movie. Even though the guest said that only one scene was taped, Sony wasn't taking any chances.
BUSINESS
May 2, 2007 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
"Spider-Man 3," the first in a wave of high-profile, big-budget sequels coming from Hollywood this summer, set opening-day records Tuesday after its early release in Asia, Sony Pictures said. The movie racked up the biggest opening-day grosses ever in South Korea, at about $3.4 million, and in Hong Kong, at $1 million. It also posted the biggest single-day grosses ever in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2007 | Ron Magid
In "Spider-Man 3," now on DVD, a close encounter with a particle accelerator supercharges the molecules of Flint Marko, transforming him into Sandman. Sony Pictures Imageworks put actor Thomas Haden Church through a similar process, combining his powerful performance with flowing sand via an unprecedented combination of hands-on character animation and particle simulation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 2006 | Cynthia H. Cho, Times Staff Writer
It was the stuff of Hollywood legend -- a happenstance discovery leading to a film career. True, this career doesn't equal that of movie goddess Lana Turner -- famously discovered while still in high school -- but that's fine with the Church of the Epiphany. In its own way, the church has made it in the movies. A location scout was driving through Lincoln Heights three years ago when he spotted the English Gothic Revival structure. Soon the Rev.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2007 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
IT'S lonely at the top of a skyscraper, as any contemporary incarnation of a superhero knows. In "Spider-Man 3," Peter Parker adds the burdens of celebrity to his already heavy psychic load and overextended schedule and, bless him, it goes right to his head. For some time now, the tent-poles of today have focused on expressing the anxieties of yesterday -- i.e.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Hollywood's biggest superhero now has the biggest box-office debut. "Spider-Man 3" took in a record $59 million domestically on opening day Friday, breaking the previous all-time high of $55.8 million for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" in its first day last summer. Sony Pictures, the studio behind the "Spider-Man" franchise, also reported Saturday that the movie took in an additional $45 million overseas Friday for a total of $104 million, a record for single-day grosses globally.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2007 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
The Paris premiere for "Spider-Man 3" was a hot-ticket blowout. Stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst were on hand for the late April screening, as were throngs of paparazzi. Once the movie began, the real fireworks started when Sony Pictures security guards spotted a premiere guest secretly recording the movie. Even though the guest said that only one scene was taped, Sony wasn't taking any chances.
BUSINESS
May 2, 2007 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
"Spider-Man 3," the first in a wave of high-profile, big-budget sequels coming from Hollywood this summer, set opening-day records Tuesday after its early release in Asia, Sony Pictures said. The movie racked up the biggest opening-day grosses ever in South Korea, at about $3.4 million, and in Hong Kong, at $1 million. It also posted the biggest single-day grosses ever in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2007 | Bruce Wallace, Times Staff Writer
Even superheroes should beware of getting smug. That's one of the morals of "Spider-Man 3," in which Tobey Maguire's rappelling, sticky crime buster discovers that life is not always beautiful, even when you're a local celebrity and you think you have the girl of your dreams wrapped around your ring finger. The third installment of Sony Pictures' lucrative Spidey franchise premiered Monday in Tokyo, the first time a major Hollywood feature has debuted outside the United States.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2007 | Sheigh Crabtree, Special to The Times
They didn't kick their feet up on the plush stadium seating, chat on their cellphones or stick gum under their seats, but theater owners who attended a marathon session of movie sales pitches from four of the major studios on ShoWest's opening day made themselves nice and comfortable as they tuned into this summer's coming attractions. The pressure to stand out from the crowd and book movies onto thousands of global screens this summer is fraught with anticipation.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" doesn't swing into U.S. theaters until May 2, but early reviews have begun trickling out as the superhero sequel readies its international rollout. So far, most film critics agree that director Marc Webb's second installment is somewhat overstuffed but benefits greatly from the sparks that fly between Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man/Peter Parker) and Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy). Variety's Guy Lodge says that although "Amazing Spider-Man 2" feels redundant, coming just five years after Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3," the movie "acrobatically spins enough sound and fury to distract from the issue, while the tinderbox chemistry between leads Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone delights once more.
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