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Iron Man 3 Secures SECOND BIGGEST Box Office Opening Weekend EVER!

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Did anyone really expect otherwise this weekend?!

WE sure didn't!

Iron Man 3 has already DOMINATED during its early release in the overseas markets, took in an INCREDIBLE $15.6 million in its midnight release this past Thursday alone, and now, has effortlessly made its way to the TOP of the weekend's domestic box office top ten…with a momentous $175.3 million!

And while it didn't quite come close enough to break the $207.5 million record that The Avengers achieved this time last year, the super-hero threequel can now be considered the SECOND biggest opening weekend of all time!

Ah-MAY-zing! Maybe that Gwyneth Paltrow spin-off isn't so terrible an idea, after all!

Find out how the rest of the box office competition fared against Tony Stark this weekendAFTER THE JUMP!!!

1. Iron Man 3, $175 million
2. Pain and Gain, $7.6 million
3. 42, $6.2 million
4. Oblivion, $5.8 million
5. The Croods, $4.2 million
6. The Big Wedding, $3.9 million
7. Mud, $2.2 million
8. Oz the Great and Powerful, $1.8 million
9. Scary Movie 5, $1.4 million
10 .The Place Beyond the Pines, $1.3 million

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11 comments to “Iron Man 3 Secures SECOND BIGGEST Box Office Opening Weekend EVER!”

  1. 1

    Haven't seen it yet, but I plan to. I love me some RDJ!!!

  2. :{D says – reply to this


    RDJ is in both of the biggest box office openings ever, and still has no Oscar!

  3. 3

    Re: :{D – What film should he have an Oscar for?

  4. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Re: MewLover34 – Chaplin, no question, he deserved an Oscar for that (I think he was nominated but did not win). Love his acting.

  5. 5

    That film was panned by critics. It's a bomb.

  6. 6

    Loved it! But, hello, is anyone else noticing the beauty of James Badge Dale?!

  7. 7

    Re: teeter totter – You should look up who he was nominated against that year, it would have been outrageous if he won that award. Maybe the 3rd best performance in the category, more likely 4th.

  8. ashlay says – reply to this


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  9. Veronica says – reply to this


    I am so happy for RDJ-who can now claim to be the only movie star with $500M+ global blockbusters over the last six consecutive years. Wow

  10. 10

    The special effects were amazing, the action was fantastic but the plot to me was weak !

  11. Crissy says – reply to this


    Re: overthere – Not really, sorry.