Monday, May 6, 2013

'Iron Man 3' Breaks Box-Office Records With ... - Business Insider

Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man.

"Iron Man 3" blew box-office estimates away opening weekend.

"Iron Man 3" blew away the competition at the box office this weekend.

Tony Stark's big return to theaters brought in a massive $175.3 million in its debut.

Box office estimates had the third film in the franchise earning anywhere from $135-$170 million.?

Though it didn't duplicate the success of last year's "The Avengers" which brought in an astounding record-breaking $207 million opening weekend, "Iron Man 3" now sits second on the list, beating out "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2."?

The film has now earned $680 million worldwide, and is well on its way to becoming one of the?highest-grossing films of all time. (To rival "The Avengers," it will need to earn at least $1.5 billion.)

Here are the top five grossing weekends at the box office:?

Movie Distributor?

Opening?Weekend ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Worldwide Box Office
"Marvel's The Avengers"? Disney $207.4 million ? ? ? ? ? $1.5 billion
"Iron Man 3" Disney $175.3 million $680 million to date
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Warner Bros. ? ? ? ?? $169.2 million? ?$1.3 billion
?"The Dark Knight Rises" Warner Bros.? $160.9 million? ?$1 billion
?"The Dark Knight" Warner Bros.? ?$158.4 million ?$1 billion

Disney will announce its second quarter earnings this Tuesday.

Now,? catch up with the entire "Iron Man" trilogy here >

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