‘Iron Man 3’ Beats ‘The Avengers’ at the Overseas Box Office
North American audiences are forced to wait until Friday, May 3, for the domestic release of Marvel’s Iron Man 3, but that hasn’t stopped Tony Stark from drumming up a massive box office take this past weekend in foreign markets. The sequel grossed $195.3 million in 42 markets, which beats out the $185.1-million international debut for The Avengers.
Now, speculation has started that Iron Man 3 could possibly match or even beat The Avengers at home, which had the highest-ever opening weekend gross domestically, at $207.4 million. (The Avengers is currently the third highest-grossing movie of all time, after James Cameron‘s Avatar and Titanic.)
68 lucky Flickchart users have been able to rank Iron Man 3 so far. After being ranked 632 times, it’s earning a very respectable 65% winning percentage.
For those of us in North America who have to wait until Friday, check out the trailer below to whet your appetite.
Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle, and features franchise newcomers Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley. The film is directed by Downey`s Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang director, Shane Black.