(, the world’s most powerful online movie ticketing provider, has reported that on Friday, May 4 Spider-Man 3 broke ticket sales records, selling more tickets in a single day than any other film.

“Sequels consistently perform well, and as evidenced by our significant advance online sales volume, moviegoers anticipated sold-out shows. It was just last July that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest broke sales records, and now with these historic Spider-Man 3 numbers, we know that going online to buy an advance ticket has become a pop culture necessity,” said Joel Cohen executive vice president and general manager, “ is also seeing sales densities expand beyond metropolitan areas into smaller cities. When it comes to a hot movie, everyone wants to make sure they have a seat secured.”

* On Friday, May 4 broke a record for the most tickets
sold site-wide in a single day, and Spider-Man 3 has sold more tickets
in a single day, for a single film, than any other movie in the
company’s history. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was the
most recent record-holder in July 2006.

* Spider-Man 3 now ranks number one on the’s Top Five
single day, all time best-seller list. new Top Five:

1. Spider-Man 3
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
4. Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban