Sony Pictureshas shattered it's previous annual box office records, with its year-to-date2002 take already exceeding the previous top 1997 haul. This is due in largepart to the success of comic book adaptations Spider-Man and MenIn Black II.
Sony has alreadyraked in $1.29 billion dollars this year, exceeding 1997's record-setting $1.27billion. The studio has released six No. 1 movies and accounts for 21 percent ofthe 2002 market share. Of course, the movie season still has over four months togo.
Spider-Manhas taken in over $800 million world wide while Men In Black IIkicked in $189 million domestically and continues to do well overseas. Alongwith the comic book flicks, the article points to xXx, Mr.Deeds, Panic Room and Black Hawk Down asmajor contributors to the record book run.
The original MenIn Black helped fuel the 1997 record.