Well, Spider-Man 3 opened at $148 million dollars, breaking the longtime record, which was set by Pirates of the Caribbean 2 oh...LAST YEAR. It would not be surprising to see this long-standing record be broken itself within a year or two (or, heck, when Pirates of the Carribbean 3 comes out later this Summer, maybe).
That's all well and good, but the most interesting thing about the success of Spider-Man is the quote from Sony head Michael Lynton, "Everybody has every intention of making a fourth, a fifth and a sixth and on and on."
Will the film success woo "The Big Three" back for more films? They all seem to be pretty bored with the process so far (well, Raimi doesn't seem BORED, per se), so I wonder if the monetary success of the film will sway them.