If you are a true fan of Spider-Man character then you would still be loving Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker in 2002 release. The Sam Raimi directorial still holds a special place in our hearts. Be it antics of Parker or his transformation into a superhero, everything related to the character and the film was intriguing.
Upon its release, Spider-Man fetched highly positive reviews from both critics and ticket paying audience. Also, it had been riding high on the pre-release buzz. The Tobey Maguire starrer opened monumentally and its collections took everyone by surprise. The superhero flick performed beyond expectations and set a weekend record in Hollywood.
Spider-Man raked in a whopping collection of $114.84 million in just 3 days, thus becoming first-ever Hollywood film to cross $100 million in the first weekend at the domestic box office. As per Box Office Mojo, the film was made at a cost of $139 million and it was just a cakewalk for the film to recover its making costs and earn a bountiful of profit.
At the end of the theatrical run, Spider-Man earned $407 million at the domestic box office. On the worldwide front, the Tobey Maguire’s superhero flick had brought in the figure of $825 million.
The first instalment of the trilogy also featured Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, and Rosemary Harris in key roles.
Speaking about the same, Rick Lyman of The New York Times had written, “While industry executives had expected a strong opening for Spider-Man because there was little competition in the marketplace and prerelease polling indicated intense interest from all age groups, no one predicted that Spider-Man would surpass the Harry Potter record.”