The money men at Disney/Marvel will be rubbing their hands in glee this morning, as if they were worried about the hundreds of millions they’ve already poured into the post-Avengers movies, Iron Man 3 has resolutely proved audiences are keen to continue watching the superhero adventures.
While Iron Man 3 couldn’t beat The Avengers $204 million US opening, it still managed the second biggest first weekend ever at the US box office with $175 million. That’s massively ahead of Iron Man 2’s $128 million. Add in an non-US total that’s already topped $500 million, and the film is well on its way to a billion dollar worldwide gross.
Iron Man 3 was the only brand new movie in the top 10, although the Matthew McConaughey starrer Mud did make its first entry, jumping from number 11 to number 7 thanks to an increased screen count.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of May 3rd-5th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||Iron Man 3||$175.3||$175.3|
|2||Pain And Gain||$7.6||$33.9|
|6||The Big Wedding||$3.8||$14.2|
|8||Oz the Great And Powerful||$1.8||$228.5|
|9||Scary Movie 5||$1.4||$29.6|
|10||The Place Beyond The Pines||$1.2||$18.6|