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Surprise! A Marvel Movie (Not DC) is Number 1 on HBO Max

Published on April 13th, 2022 | Updated on April 13th, 2022 | By FanFest

It’s often a pain to locate films from Sony’s back catalogue on streaming since it is the only of the “Big Five” Hollywood studios without its own streaming service. Some films are available on certain platforms in specific countries, but not others, depending where you live, and it’s all a pain in the rear.

In some countries, for example, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man is available on Netflix, but the classic superhero blockbuster currently holds the number one spot on HBO Max, an ironic twist of fate given that WarnerMedia’s streamer hosts pretty much all of the DC material.

According to FlixPatrol, the beloved 2002 origin tale has risen 10 places in viewership rankings since yesterday and is currently reigning supreme in at least 20 nations.

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The driving force may be the popularity of No Way Home shattering box office records, as well as Sam Raimi returning to the comic book sandbox with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. That’s most likely why it’s a top seller among DC’s back catalogue.

Sam Rami’s Spider-Man centers on student Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) who, after being bitten by a genetically-altered spider, gains superhuman strength and the spider-like ability to cling to any surface. He vows to use his abilities to fight crime, coming to understand the words of his beloved Uncle Ben: “With great power comes great responsibility.”

What’s your favorite Spider-Man movie?

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