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Bet on Spiderman 2

23 June 2004

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua – (PRESS RELEASE)-- Already hailed as the most anticipated film of the year, Spider-Man 2 has experts predicting that the film will challenge numerous box office records when it opens next week. Acknowledging that the second installment of the web-slinging crime-fighter will be a guaranteed blockbuster, today announced betting options on the box office success of Spider-Man 2.

Currently, the original Spider-Man holds the all-time three-day opening weekend box office record draw accumulating $114.84 million. Although the superhuman crime-fighter is expected to make another huge splash at movie theaters, lists Spider-Man 2 as an underdog at 5/2 odds (i.e., win $5 for every $2 bet) to eclipse its' predecessor's first weekend gross. believes it more likely that the sequel falls short of Spider-Man's record opening weekend, listing that scenario at 1/3 odds.

Despite being an underdog to climb into the top spot in the all-time box office record books, believes that Spider-Man 2 will have the highest grossing opening weekend in 2004 and lists the film at 2/5 odds to accomplish the feat. Meanwhile the odds of the film not swinging its way to the top opening weekend of the year are listed at 2/1. has also created a unique over/under line on the total opening weekend take of the movie of $102 million, which bettors can wager on at 20/23 odds to surpass or fall short of the total.

"With an immense advertising campaign in place to promote the film and the unprecedented success of the first film, there is little doubt that Spider-Man 2 will be a huge success at the box office," said Simon Noble, CEO of "The only thing preventing the film from leaping to the top of the box office record books is the midweek opening, which may slightly affect the weekend take. There is little doubt however, that the wall crawling crime- fighter will weave his web over Hollywood and potentially record the biggest opening weekend of 2004." will be offering betting options on Spider-Man 2 through June 30th, the film's official opening day. Results will be based on the box office totals as calculated by ACNielsen EDI. For additional information, please visit .

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