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'Spider-Man' Climbs Over All Others

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“Spider-Man” continues to weave its web around moviegoers. The movie (based on the Marvel comic book) starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst has grossed $223.6 million in 10 days, according to movie studio estimates Sunday. The take makes “Spidy” the fastest movie ever to pass the $200 million mark, beating the record of 1999’s “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace,” which took a comparatively sluggish 13 days. “Spider-Man” also had the best second weekend ever, notes the Associated Press. It surpassed the $57.5 million that “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” generated over the same period. With $72 million worth of “Spider-Man” tickets sold over the past few days, it was the fourth-highest weekend gross of all time, behind its own record debut of $114.8 million as well as the $90.3 million opening of “Harry Potter” and the $72.1 million premiere of “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.” In other news, Richard Gere and Diane Lane enjoyed a healthy opening of their adulterous Adrian Lyne drama “Unfaithful,” while Woody Allen’s disastrous “Hollywood Ending,” scorned by critics and ignored by audiences, is off the radar map in its second week. This weekend’s top 10 movies at the box office, according to studio estimates, are as follows:

1. “Spider-Man,” $72 million
2. “Unfaithful,” $14.2 million
3. “The New Guy,” $9.5 million
4. “The Scorpion King,” $4.4 million
5. “Changing Lanes,” $3.5 million
6. “Murder by Numbers,” $2.3 million
7. “The Rookie,” $2.1 million
8. “Panic Room,” $1.5 million
9. “Ice Age,” $1.4 million
10. “Life or Something Like It,” $1.3 million