In the US it also broke the 3-day record (set last summer by Pirates 2) by grossing $148 million.
Ian Mohr of Variety reports:
“Spider-Man 3” swung into theaters over the weekend with $148 million in ticket sales, according to estimates, shattering records for biggest opening weekend ever at the North American B.O., as well as biggest opening day on Friday.
Third in the Spidey series easily surpassed the previous record holder for biggest first day and weekend, Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean:
Dead Man’s Chest,” which raked in $55.8 million in a single day when it bowed last July for a three-day tally of $135.6 million.
Opening-day for “Spider-Man 3” on Friday was a whopping $59 million domestically.
Pic was the biggest worldwide weekend ever as well, with $375 million overall.