BOX OFFICE: IRON MAN 3 Breaks Records In China; Hits $240 Million Internationally
Making it a co-production with DMG clearly paid off for Marvel Studios! Iron Man 3 has broken the records set by Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon in China after opening on 2,500 screens for midnight showings. Read on for details.
According to The Wrap, Iron Man 3 took $2.1 million form midnight showings in China to demolish the record set by Transformers: Dark of the Moon's explosive $1.9 million debut back in 2011. This bodes well for the superhero threequel as that film went on to gross $145 million in China, while The Avengers earned $91 million. DMG Entertainment (the company who helped finance the movie and is distributing it in the country) sold over 300,000 tickets across over 1,100 theatres. The site adds that the Chinese version features "about three minutes of footage in Mandarin, shown without English subtitles. Chinese star Fan BingBing's cameo appearance went over well, but several blatant placements of Chinese products drew hoots in at least one theater." Iron Man 3's success in China will ultimately impact its chances of hitting the elusive $1 billion mark, although a strong international opening - where its total is now at $242.1 million says The Hollywood Reporter - and high predictions for its North American debut may have seen to that!
Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin
Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
Don Cheadle as Rhodey/War Machine
Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian
Rebecca Hall as Dr. Maya Hansen
Ashley Hamilton as Jack Taggert
James Badge Dale as Eric Savin
Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan
RELEASE DATE: May 3rd, 2013 (US).
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