i54.tinypic.com"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:?
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.
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