Sony has just revised its numbers upwards, if you can believe it. This is way better than anyone ever dreamed Spider-Man 3 could do, trust me. Because when I first mentioned that Sony execs were hoping for a greedy $150 million U.S. figure last week, I was in the studio’s dog house! And now… SM3 made a record-breaking $382 million workldwide, shattering opening weekend records in 29 countries. Of that, $231 million was tallied from international ticket sales, with $151 million coming from the film’s record-setting debut in North America. Playing in 4,252 domestic locations, the film took in an average of $35,540 per screen. money.jpgThe film also unspooled at more than 8,900 locations abroad. In addition to being #1 for the weekend in all 107 territories around the world in which it opened, Spider-Man 3 set a new mark for the biggest weekend of all time in 29 countries, including the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, China, Italy, Mexico, and Brazil. The film set new records for the biggest single worldwide day (May 5, $117,631,328), biggest international opening ($231 M), and biggest worldwide opening ($382 M). Many of the opening frame records were broken by astounding margins. In Korea, SM3 did three times the business of the previous record holder (Korean film The Host) and bested the previous-best Hollywood film (Warner’s The Matrix Reloaded) by more than four times. In Japan, Spider-Man 3 broke the old record opening weekend by 44%; in Brazil, by 48%, in Mexico by 37%; and in Italy, the film beat the previous record holder The DaVinci Code from Sony by 24%. Among the domestic records set by SM3 are biggest opening weekend ($151,116,516), biggest single day (Friday, $59,841,919), and biggest per-theater average for a wide release ($35,540). The film also set a new record for the largest domestic gross in IMAX theaters with $4.8 million.