BOX OFFICE: IRON MAN 3 Looks Set For $60+ Million Friday And $150+ Million Weekend
Iron Man 3 continues to defy the comic book fans who are raging at the lack of a Mandarin with ten magic rings by taking the box office by storm! Hit the jump for the latest figures as the threequel kicks off its run in North America.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Iron Man 3 looks set to bring in an incredible $60 million at the North American box office today. As of right now, the Shane Black helmed threequel is on track for a weekend of $150 million or more after taking over $345 million overseas. This means that the movie will have more than likely grossed well over $600 - $650 million by close of business on Sunday. Last year, Marvel's The Avengers made $80.8 million on its opening day and went on to become the highest grossing film of 2012. Back in 2010, Iron Man 2 earned $51.2 million on Friday and went on to make $128.1 million during its first weekend. Meanwhile, Deadline reports that the threequel will actually bring in between $63 - $71 million today and $174 million for the first domestic weekend. Click HERE to read my spoiler-free review of Iron Man 3.
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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