Star WarsStar Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith shattered records out of the gate with an estimated $16.5 million to $17 million in receipts from the midnight shows alone. "We'll be counting the grosses for a while. It's an absolutely remarkable number. It seems like the industry got kickstarted last night at midnight," said Bruce Snyder, president of domestic distribution for Fox. Final numbers will not be available for some time. Sith had over 9,400 prints showing in nearly 3,700 North American theaters, making it the widest release for any of the six installments in the Star Wars saga. Only two other movies, Shrek 2 and Spider-Man 2, have opened wider.
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