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'Spider-Man' 3 Sets Box Office Record in Asia

Spider-Man 3 spun a solid gold web in Asia, setting box-office records in Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong.

The special effects-laden thriller took in an estimated $3.5 million in its first day of Japanese release, while grossing $3.4 million in South Korea.

Both figures top opening day tallies for the first two entries in the series. It also enjoyed the largest opening-day performance for any film in Hong Kong and South Korean history.