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 weekend…AFTER 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
Tags: box office, domestic, international, iron man 3, midnight, opening weekend, record-breaking, the avengers