The Force was with Spiderman. THe main reason, in my opinion, is that alot of people had a view of the SW universe and were looking forward to the release of Episode 1. Alot of people who had grown up watching the classic trilogy. THose people really were let down by Episode 1. By contrast, when SpiderMan came out, again you have people who probably read the comics in their youths, and wondered if the movie would match up to what they envisioned in their dreams. ANd SPiderMan delivered everything that a SpiderMan fan probably would have wanted. As someone who read the comic feverishly in my youth, SPiderMan met all the expectations I had of it. TO me, it was a clue, when prior to EPisode 2 release that George Lucas and MacCallum were already saying 'its not about the money-its not about the money'. To me, they already knew what kind of movie they made, and when they saw SpiderMan just take off the way they did, they knew they were not going to be able to match it with what they had made.