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Burger King Restaurants Get In The Swing Of Spider-Man 3
Marvel: Jay Cochran on 2007-04-26

BURGER KING® restaurant guests will have a chance to get into the action in an all new way this summer through a Burger King Corporation (BKC) promotion with Columbia Pictures for the theatrical release of Spider-Man 3. The five week promotion, beginning April 30, features the “Which Spidey Suits You?” scratch-and-win game pieces on specially marked BURGER KING® menu items while supplies last. Just as in the movie, in which Spider-Man is forced to choose between his red and blue suit and a new black suit, guests will choose to reveal what’s behind either the familiar red-and-blue Spider-Man or the black-suited Spider-Man.

With a prize behind one of the two scratch-off areas on each game piece, BURGER KING® restaurant guests have a 1:2 chance of winning each time they play, making every game piece a winner. There are a web-load of prizes including a $1 million American Express gift card; a 2007 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT; a Sony Electronics Full HD Experience; free food items such as a BK™ Double Stacker or 6 piece BK™ Chicken Fries; and more.

“Our goal was to create a game that would deliver the excitement of Spider-Man 3 directly to our guests,” said Brian Gies, vice president of marketing impact. “It takes the thrill of Peter Parker’s own internal conflict and his struggle to choose between his classic red and blue Spider-Man suit or his new black suit and puts that choice right into our guests’ hands to then have a one in two chance of winning millions of prizes if they choose correctly.”

Game pieces will be available with the purchase of select BURGER KING® food items: medium, large and king-sized French fries, large and king-sized drinks, medium hash browns, and 16 or 20 oz. sizes of BK JOE® coffee. Game pieces will also be available on value meals: a medium lunch or dinner value meal offers one game piece; increase your chances of winning by upgrading to a large value meal which offers two game pieces or a king value meal which offers three game pieces. No purchase necessary. Complete Official Rules are available at participating BURGER KING® restaurants or at www.burgerking.com.

Additionally, BURGER KING® restaurants will deliver 10 Super D toys in Kids Meals including the new black Spider-Man costume and all of Spidey’s newest foes. The Kids Meals promotion will be supported by Kids media as well as a comprehensive merchandising, packaging and online effort.

George Leon, Executive Vice President of Consumer Marketing for the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, said, “We’re thrilled to be re-teaming with Burger King Corporation on Spider-Man™ 3 – they were extraordinary partners on Spider-Man™ 2 and we are very pleased with the breadth of this promotion, especially the innovative game that ties in so well with the theme of our movie.”

About Spider-Man™ 3
Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man™ 3 reunites the cast and filmmakers from the first two blockbuster adventures for a web of excitement that will transport worldwide audiences to thrilling new heights on May 4, 2007.

In Spider-Man™ 3, based on the legendary Marvel Comics series, Peter Parker has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to M.J. and his duties as a superhero. But there is a storm brewing on the horizon. When his Spider-Man suit suddenly changes, turning jet-black and enhancing his powers, it transforms Peter as well. Under the influence of the suit, Peter becomes prideful and overconfident and he begins to neglect the ones he cares about the most. As two of the most-feared villains yet, Sandman and Venom, gather unparalleled power and a thirst for retribution, Peter’s greatest battle is the one within himself. Spider-Man will need to rediscover the compassion that makes him who he is: a hero.

Columbia Pictures Presents A Marvel Studios/Laura Ziskin Production Spider-Man™ 3 starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Rosemary Harris, and J.K. Simmons. The film is directed by Sam Raimi. The screenplay is by Sam Raimi & Ivan Raimi and Alvin Sargent and the screen story by Sam Raimi & Ivan Raimi and based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The producers are Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Grant Curtis. The executive producers are Stan Lee, Kevin Feige, and Joseph M. Caracciolo.

About Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures, part of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.

About Burger King Corporation
The BURGER KING® system operates more than 11,200 restaurants in all 50 states and 66 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. Approximately 90 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. To learn more about Burger King Corporation, please visit the company’s Web site at www.burgerking.com.


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