Iron Man 3 Has Monster $175.3M Open

But it's not enough to topple 'The Avengers'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2013 12:23 PM CDT
Iron Man 3 Has Monster $175.3M Open
Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, in "Iron Man 3."   (AP Photo/Marvel, Film Frame)

Iron Man 3 had a massive opening weekend on American soil as expected, but its $175.3 million debut was only good enough for No. 2 of all time, falling well short of The Avengers' $207.4 million. It's still nothing to sneeze at, as Robert Downey Jr. and Co. have now taken in $680.1 million globally, notes the Hollywood Reporter, and managed to dethrone the final Harry Potter installment. Other movies did in fact exist this weekend, though quietly: Pain & Gain made $7.6 million to claim the No. 2 spot; 42 was third with $6.2 million; and Oblivion was fourth with $5.8 million. Click for Iron Man 3 reviews. (Read more entertainment stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.