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Iron Man 3 (2013)

Iron Man 3 poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $408,992,272Details
International Box Office $806,400,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,215,392,272
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $25,338,875 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $56,627,195 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $81,966,070
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Marvel's "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?

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
79% - Certified Fresh
Audience
79% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$200,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 3rd, 2013 (Wide) by Walt Disney
May 3rd, 2013 (IMAX) by Walt Disney
International Releases: April 24th, 2013 (Wide) (Australia)
April 24th, 2013 (Wide) (Belgium)
April 24th, 2013 (Wide) (Finland)
April 24th, 2013 (Wide) (France)
April 24th, 2013 (Wide) (Italy)
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Video Release: September 24th, 2013 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief suggestive content.
(Rating bulletin 2267, 4/10/2013)
Running Time: 130 minutes
Franchise: Iron Man
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Comparisons: Blockbusters, 2013
vs. Captain America: Civil War
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Keywords: Marvel Comics, Terrorism, False Identity, Addiction, Artificial Intelligence, Robot, Government Corruption, Non-Chronological, Super Soldiers, Surprise Twist, Visual Effects, Prologue, Voiceover/Narration, Intertitle, Gratuitous Cameos, Epilogue, 3-D
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Action
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Super Hero
Production Companies: Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures, DMG Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 504 $79,236 Sep 6, 2013 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 336 $190,470 Aug 30, 2013 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 361 $217,321 Aug 23, 2013 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 327 $314,484 Aug 16, 2013 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,196 $58,175 Aug 9, 2013 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 619 $239,573 Aug 2, 2013 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,167 $116,814 Jul 26, 2013 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,158 $154,608 Jul 19, 2013 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,004 $241,289 Jul 12, 2013 73
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 427 $1,361,149 Jun 28, 2013 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 388 $2,212,582 Jun 21, 2013 52
Fastest Movies to Earn $400 Million at the Domestic Box Office 13 $400,353,801 Jun 14, 2013 47
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 413 $2,956,855 Jun 14, 2013 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 200 $5,753,661 Jun 7, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 154 $8,442,451 May 31, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 42 $19,324,592 May 24, 2013 24
Fastest Movies to Earn $350 Million at the Domestic Box Office 10 $353,228,940 May 24, 2013 22
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 15 $35,770,094 May 17, 2013 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $300 Million at the Domestic Box Office 11 $301,891,883 May 10, 2013 14
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10 $72,525,615 May 10, 2013 10
Fastest Movies to Earn $250 Million at the Domestic Box Office 10 $264,188,043 May 10, 2013 9
Biggest Thursday at the Domestic Box Office 149 $7,609,602 May 9, 2013 7
Biggest Wednesday at the Domestic Box Office 122 $8,112,391 May 8, 2013 6
Fastest Movies to Earn $200 Million at the Domestic Box Office 11 $204,811,482 May 3, 2013 6
Biggest Tuesday at the Domestic Box Office 49 $11,286,896 May 7, 2013 5
Biggest Monday at the Domestic Box Office 74 $11,267,610 May 6, 2013 4
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 7 $43,012,812 May 5, 2013 3
Biggest May Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4 $174,144,585 May 3, 2013 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6 $174,144,585 May 3, 2013 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 6 $174,144,585 May 3, 2013 3
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 6 $174,144,585 May 3, 2013 3
Widest Opening Weekend 20 4,253 May 3, 2013 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 4 $62,273,218 May 4, 2013 2
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 8 $131,131,773 May 3, 2013 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 13 $68,858,555 May 3, 2013 1
Biggest May Day at the Domestic Box Office 5 $68,858,555 May 3, 2013 1
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 15 $68,858,555 May 3, 2013 1
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 13 $68,858,555 May 3, 2013 1
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,201 2.53 May 3, 2013 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,368 39.5% May 3, 2013 1

Cast

   Tony Stark/Iron Man
Gwyneth Paltrow    Pepper Potts
Don Cheadle    James 'Rhodey' Rhodes
Guy Pearce    Aldrich Killian
Ben Kingsley    The Mandarin
Rebecca Hall    Dr. Maya Hansen
Stephanie Szostak    Ellen Brandt
James Badge Dale    Eric Savin
Jon Favreau    Happy Hogan
William Sadler    U.S. President
Miguel Ferrer    U.S. Vice President
Paul Bettany    JARVIS (voice)
Ty Broussard   
Dale Dickey   
Stan Lee   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Drew Pearce
Screenwriter    Shane Black
Producer    Kevin Feige
Executive Producer    Stan Lee
Executive Producer    Dan Mintz
Executive Producer    Alan Fine
Executive Producer    Charles Newirth
Executive Producer    Victoria Alonso
Executive Producer    Stephen Broussard
Executive Producer    Louis D'Esposito
Executive Producer    Jon Favreau
Director of Photography    John Toll
Production Designer    Bill Brzeski
Editor    Jeffrey Ford
Editor    Peter S. Elliot
Costume Designer    Louise Frogley
Visual Effects Supervisor    Christopher Townsend
Music Supervisor    Dave Jordan
Composer    Brian Tyler
Casting    Sarah Halley Finn
Supervising Art Director    Desma Murphy
Art Director    Jay Pelissier
Art Director    Alan Hook
Art Director    Brian Stultz
Set Decorator    Danielle Berman
Sound Mixer    Jose Antonio Garcia
Sound Mixer    Peter Devlin
Supervising Sound Editor    Mark P. Stoeckinger
Re-recording Mixer    Mike Prestwood Smith
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Keller
Stunt Coordinator    Jeff Habberstad
Stunt Coordinator    Markos Rounthwaite
Assistant Director    Lars P. Winther
Second Unit Director    Brian Smrz
Visual Effects Supervisor    Guy Williams
Visual Effects Supervisor    Erik Nash
Visual Effects Supervisor    Dan Sudick
Sound Editor    Dan Hegeman
Second Unit Director    Jeff Habberstad
Associate Producer    Lars P. Winther
Music Editor    Jeanette Surga

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November 24th, 2013

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and that means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and a ton of shopping. It also means the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. Over the next month, we will talk about TV on DVD releases, independent releases, foreign language releases, classics, etc. but this week we start with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. However, this year seems weaker than years past. Last year the biggest new release was The Avengers, which was also one of the best reviewed wide releases of the year. This year the biggest release is Iron Man 3, which earned good reviews, but not great reviews. Last year there were a ton of franchise box sets. This year has been pretty barren. In fact, I think the only franchise box set that's truly new and really worth picking up is... More...

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September 24th, 2013

If I were to use a single world to describe this week's list of new releases, that world would be Iron Man 3. This film will dominate the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart by such a degree that practically none of the other releases matter. That's not to say there are no other releases that are worth picking up, it's just that they will be crushed on the sales chart. The best release of the week is Modern Family: Season Four, which is a clear contender for Pick of the Week. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for the screener to arrive. This is also true for a number of new releases this week, but fortunately a late release is able to fill the void. Homeland: Season Two is clearly the best release on this week's list and the Blu-ray is the Pick of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Iron Man 3

September 23rd, 2013

Iron Man 3 was the first Marvel Comics movie since The Avengers broke records. Expectations for this film rose dramatically as a result of that film's box office success, not to mention its critical acclaim. Can Iron Man 3 live up to these expectations? Or has The Avengers set the bar too high? More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Monsters School Zombies?

June 20th, 2013

There are two potential monster hits opening this weekend: Monsters University and World War Z. Not only should both of those films score with moviegoers, but Man of Steel's sophomore stint should be strong as well resulting in a powerful weekend box office. This weekend last year was led by Brave with $66.32 million, a figure Monsters University should top. Meanwhile this year has a lot more depth at the box office than last year did, so 2013 should earn a victory in the year-over-year comparison. This is great news, because 2013 is still far behind 2012. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Furious Start Helps Set Records

May 29th, 2013

Memorial Day long weekend has come and gone and it was a boon to the box office numbers. Not only did Fast and Furious 6 reach the high end of predictions, as did Epic. On the other hand, The Hangover III struggled. The positives overrode the negatives by a large margin and the overall box office rose to $254.37 million, which is a new record for a three-day Memorial Day weekend. Adding in Monday, and the box office made $313.18 million. The three-day portion of the weekend rose 65% compared to last weekend and 67% compared to last year. This weekend earned more than $100 million more than the same weekend in 2012. That is something that usually only happens when there's a misalignment in holiday weekends. If you add in Monday, 2013's Memorial Day long weekend earned 63% more than the Memorial Day long weekend from 2012. Granted, 2013 is still far behind 2012, but this is great news. Hopefully it will keep up for a while. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Fast Be Fast Enough?

May 24th, 2013

It's the Memorial Day long weekend and there are three new films looking to take advantage of the holiday, plus a number of holdovers that will likely still bring in a lot of money. Fast and Furious 6 is leading the way in terms of box office potential and many think it will crack $100 million over four days; some think it will crack $100 million over three days. The Hangover III debuted on Thursday, which will give it a jump on the competition, but soften its weekend numbers. Finally, there's Epic, a family film that seems like a sure hit, except there is a lot of competition this weekend. Star Trek into Darkness, Iron Man 3, and The Great Gatsby are all still doing well and should provide some competition for the three new releases. All combined, those six films should make as much as the entire box office did last year and 2013 will start to close the gap with 2012. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Star Trek Has A Dim Launch

May 21st, 2013

There was some bad news this weekend, mostly at the top. Star Trek into Darkness did open in first place with a very healthy 4-day total, but it opened below its predecessor and not a lot of people were predicting that. The overall box office fell 2.8% from last weekend to $154 million. On the other hand, this was 7.8% higher than the same weekend last year, which is great news, as 2013 has really struggled in the year-over-year comparison. It's going to take a lot more than one good weekend to turn things around. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Star Trek Brighten Up the Box Office?

May 16th, 2013

The second big summer release comes out this week, Star Trek into Darkness. The film has already opened internationally and has proven to be a bigger hit than its predecessor was, which is good news for its opening weekend. Iron Man 3 will likely take a pretty big hit due to the direct competition, while The Great Gatsby is a bit of a wild card. This weekend last year there were three wide releases, but the best of them was Battleship, which only made $25.53 million during its opening weekend, while all three new releases made a total of $53 million. Star Trek into Darkness should easily make more than that combined. However, The Avengers still dominated the chart last year and it will be that film that will be the biggest challenge in the year-over-year competition. More...

International Box Office: Iron Man Overshadows Into Darkness

May 15th, 2013

Iron Man 3 earned first place for the third weekend in a row, this time pulling in $89.3 million on 9,921 screens in 55 markets for totals of $664.4 million internationally and $949.3 million worldwide. At this pace, the film will have no trouble getting to $1 billion this coming weekend, while it should enter the top ten of all time by the end of the weekend. The film's single best market of the weekend was China, where it added $32.7 million over the week to its running tally, which now sits at $97.2 million. More...

Per Theater Chart: Iron Man Has a Story to Tell

May 15th, 2013

Iron Man 3 again earned first place on the Per Theater Chart, but this time it was closer with an average of $17,053. The second best film on the per theater chart was the second best film on the overall chart, The Great Gatsby, which earned an average of $14,168. The best limited release was Stories We Tell with an average of $13,527 in two theaters. It had previously opened in Canada, where it made $360,000. One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das earned $11,515 in one theater. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Iron Man Great, but Gatsby is Arguably Greater

May 14th, 2013

Iron Man 3 remained on top of the chart, as expected, but the big news of the weekend was The Great Gatsby. The film opened with more than $50 million, which is twice as much as some analysts were expecting and about 50% more than the average. Does this mean 2013 ended its losing streak? Nope. Iron Man 3 missed expectations by a couple of million dollars, while Peeples bombed utterly. This left the overall box office down 27% from last weekend to $158 million. This is 7.5% lower than the same weekend last year. Hopefully Star Trek into Darkness will help end this losing streak next weekend. More...

Weekend Estimates: Gatsby an Honorable Second

May 12th, 2013

To no-one's great surprise, Iron Man 3 will top the box office chart again this weekend, with a very creditable projected $72.4 million, the 4th-biggest second weekend of all time. The more notable number this weekend, however, is the $51 million projected opening for The Great Gatsby. That's Baz Luhrman's best weekend by a huge margin -- in fact, only Moulin Rouge earned more than that in total domestically (and only by a small margin, with $57 million). It's also Leonardo DiCaprio's second-best weekend, behind Inception. In short, it's a great weekend for a movie that looked like a tough sell. More...

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May 9th, 2013

Summer got off to a fantastic start last weekend, but sadly it is not going to continue this weekend. Neither The Great Gatsby nor Peeples have blockbuster potential. In fact, the pair combined won't match Iron Man 3's sophomore stint. This is similar to what happened last year, as Dark Shadows got crushed by The Avengers, which broke yet another record. Iron Man 3 won't be able to do the same this year, but we could have better depth. I'm not saying 2013 will win the weekend, but it won't as bad as it has been either. More...

International Box Office: Iron Man Retains its Shine

May 8th, 2013

Iron Man 3 remained in top spot on the international chart with $174.3 million on 29,160 screens in 72 markets for totals of $502.8 million internationally and $676.9 million worldwide. The film opened with $64.07 million in China, which makes China the film's biggest international market, despite playing there for half as long as most other major markets. The film dominated Russia with $22.82 million on 1,188 screens over the weekend, which was more than five times the nearest competitor. It also opened in first place in Germany, but with a more subdued $6.91 million on 618 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $10.07 million. This is not a great opening, but one market is nothing compared to the monstrous international run so far. Iron Man 3 held on very well in South Korea down just 19% to $13.53 million on 1,388 screens over the weekend for a total of $43.23 million after two. In the U.K., the film made $9.80 million on 558 screens for a two-week total of $38.17 million. More...

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May 8th, 2013

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IMAX: Iron Man Disassembles Avengers

May 7th, 2013

After debuting internationally last weekend, Iron Man 3 hit the domestic market this past weekend, and it was just as lucrative. The film earned $15.6 million domestically, making it the best May opening and the second best IMAX weekend of all time. Worldwide, it had the best single weekend in the format's history with $28.6 million on 592 IMAX screens, lifting its total to $39.3 million after just two weeks of release. More...

Per Theater Chart: Iron Man Ices the Competition

May 7th, 2013

Iron Man 3 dominated the Per Theater Chart earning an average of $40,946 at over 4,000 screens. Two Millenium Films releases were next with The Iceman and What Maisie Knew earning averages of $21,987 and $21,480 respectively. Free the Mind opened with $12,215 in its lone theater. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Iron Man Earns Silver, but Can't Avenge Weak Yearly Box Office

May 6th, 2013

There was some good news and some bad news over the weekend. The good new was Iron Man 3, which lived up to our lofty expectations and became the second biggest opening weekend of all time. This one film earned more than the entire box office earned last weekend, leading to an 136% increase week-over-week to $217 million. The bad news is The Avengers, which did even better when it opened this weekend last year. Year-over-year, 2013 suffered a 16% decline. Meanwhile, year-to-date, 2013 is now behind 2012's pace by 11% at $3.13 billion to $3.52 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Iron Man 3 is Number Two All-Time

May 5th, 2013

As expected, Iron Man 3 has crushed competition (such as it is) this weekend to post a gigantic opening weekend. Disney is predicting a total of $175.3 million over three days, which is even a little better than expectations going in to the weekend and represents the second-biggest opening of all time behind its franchise forebear, The Avengers. This kind of opening will inevitably lead to fairly steep drops over the next few weeks, but a final box office total above $400 million is a good bet at this point (5 out of 7 previous films to open above $150 million hit that mark). More...

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May 3rd, 2013

There are not a lot of top-notch releases on this week's list, as Iron Man 3 is scaring away all of the competition. Dead Man's Burden is earning great reviews, but it doesn't have a lot of buzz. The Iceman has better buzz, but only good reviews and limited releases generally need great reviews to thrive. What Maisie Knew has great reviews and some strong buzz, so perhaps it will be the biggest hit on this week's list. More...

Contest: Looking for Greatness

May 3rd, 2013

There are a couple of films opening wide next weekend, The Great Gatsby and Peeples; however, nearly everyone assumes The Great Gatsby will be the bigger of the two films. (It will likely be crushed by Iron Man 3.) It is the clear choice for the target movie for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Great Gatsby. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Three on Blu-ray. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds on Blu-ray. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Iron Man Be as Golden as Before?

May 2nd, 2013

Summer finally begins. 2013 has been a really bad year so far and after four months, it is 12% or $384 million behind last year's pace. On the one hand, the summer blockbuster season should boost 2013's overall numbers right out of the gate. A lot of people, myself included, think Iron Man 3 will have the second-best opening weekend of all time. On the other hand, the film with the biggest opening weekend of all time was The Avengers, which opened this weekend last year. We can't even look for a counter-programming film or holdovers to help 2013 over the top, as there are no counter-programming films and none of the holdovers are likely to reach $10 million over the weekend. Look for yet another loss in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Iron Man Turns Competition to Rust

May 2nd, 2013

Iron Man 3 debuted internationally a week ahead of its domestic debut and its was record-breaking. The film earned $198.4 million on 13,633 screens in 45 markets, which is technically more than The Avengers made during its opening weekend. Granted, The Avengers were playing in fewer markets and on fewer screens, while it also had previews that boosted its total opening to $218.2 million, but this is still nothing short of fantastic. More...

2013 Preview: May

May 1st, 2013

As April ends and summer begins, we see the 2013 box office on a losing streak. There is some good news, as May should be much, much, much better than April was. Much better. During the five weekends in May, there are nine films opening wide. Of those film, there are seven that at least have a shot at $100 million. And of those seven films, four at least have a shot at $200 million, two have a shot at $300 million, and we might even have a $400 million hit this month. Iron Man 3 should turn out to be the biggest hit of the month, while there are some who think Star Trek: Into Darkness could be a close competitor for that honor. There's also some bad news. The Avengers opened last May and earned more than $600 million. No film opening this month will come close to that figure. There's a chance the top two films opening this month won't match that combined. On the other hand, last year there was a huge drop-off from the biggest hit of the month to the second biggest hit of the month. There were so many high-profile failures last year, that 2013 might actually start winning some weekends in the year-over-year comparison. More...

IMAX: Iron Man Soars

April 30th, 2013

Iron Man 3 has debuted internationally with record numbers, but we will deal with that in detail tomorrow. For today, we will focus on the IMAX results. Since its Wednesday debut, the film has made $7.1 million in 113 IMAX theaters for a phenomenal average of $63,000. This is more than The Avengers made, despite playing on substantially fewer screens. Plus, it has yet to open in China, which has become a huge IMAX market. I'm starting to think Iron Man 3 might be a bigger hit than most analysts are expecting. Is $500 million a possibility? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Gain for Pain, but Wedding Small

April 30th, 2013

My enthusiasm for this column is nearly zero because of Iron Man 3. Final international box office numbers are not in, but studio estimates are not only amazing, but they are record-breaking. This will overshadow anything I have to talk about today. At least Pain and Gain had a better than expected opening. On the other hand, The Big Wedding failed to make an impact. Sadly, there was more bad news than good news and the overall box office fell 16% to $92 million. This was 17% lower than the same weekend last year, while the year-to-date numbers got just a little bit weaker. At the moment, 2013 is 12% behind 2012's pace at $2.89 billion to $3.27 billion. Worse still, the year-over-year comparisons are about to run into The Avengers, so unless Iron Man 3 is record-breaking, the year-over-year comparison is going to get worse before it gets better. More...

Weekend Estimates: Pain's Gainful Weekend

April 28th, 2013

With the Summer movie season effectively starting with the first weekend of May these days, the last weekend of April is the last chance for lesser-budgeted movies to grab some of the spotlight. This year, the movie that can hold its head up highest, at least for a few days, is Pain & Gain, which is projected to open in first place with a respectable $20 million, just $6 million less than its reported production budget. Another film that will post an excellent start is Mud, which will most likely just miss out on the top 10, but will pull in about $2.2 million from just 363 theaters for Roadside Attractions, and end with a theater average of $6,000 -- basically the same as Pain & Gain. Both films will be wiped out by Iron Man 3 when it opens on Thursday. The Summer's first behemoth has already picked up $195.3 million internationally. More...

Contest: Ironing Out the Details

April 25th, 2013

May finally begins, which is good news for a year that has struggled at the box office. (At least it would normally be good news, except last year was record-breaking.) Iron Man 3 is the only film opening wide and given the buzz and the reviews, it should be a monster hit. It is the only choice for the target movie for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Iron Man 3. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Broken City on Blu-ray. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Broken City on Blu-ray.

Broken City Blu-ray Special Features include:

  • Alternate Ending
  • Five Deleted / Extended Scenes
  • Putting It All Together Documentary – A Behind-the-Scenes look including Cast Profiles, Anatomy of a Thriller, a “Black List” script and more
Broken City releases on Blu-ray and DVD April 30 and I hope to get a screener for a full review soon.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/05/03 1 $174,144,585   4,253 $40,946   $174,144,585 3
2013/05/10 1 $72,525,615 -58% 4,253 $17,053   $284,946,699 10
2013/05/17 2 $35,770,094 -51% 4,237 $8,442   $337,661,977 17
2013/05/24 5 $19,324,592 -46% 3,424 $5,644   $367,407,116 24
2013/05/31 7 $8,442,451 -56% 2,895 $2,916   $385,187,736 31
2013/06/07 9 $5,753,661 -32% 2,351 $2,447   $394,283,326 38
2013/06/14 10 $2,956,855 -49% 1,649 $1,793   $399,659,094 45
2013/06/21 10 $2,212,582 -25% 924 $2,395   $403,157,804 52
2013/06/28 11 $1,361,149 -38% 540 $2,521   $405,393,205 59
2013/07/12 20 $241,289   199 $1,213   $406,804,938 73
2013/07/19 31 $154,608 -36% 145 $1,066   $407,144,472 80
2013/07/26 35 $116,814 -24% 124 $942   $407,358,766 87
2013/08/02 27 $239,573 +105% 376 $637   $407,676,359 94
2013/08/09 44 $58,175 -76% 71 $819   $407,848,523 101
2013/08/16 27 $314,484 +441% 190 $1,655   $408,195,474 108
2013/08/23 33 $217,321 -31% 173 $1,256   $408,569,263 115
2013/08/30 42 $190,470 -12% 160 $1,190   $408,834,393 122
2013/09/06 47 $79,236 -58% 124 $639   $408,992,272 129

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/05/03 1 $68,858,555   4,253 $16,191   $68,858,555 1
2013/05/04 1 $62,273,218 -10% 4,253 $14,642   $131,131,773 2
2013/05/05 1 $43,012,812 -31% 4,253 $10,114   $174,144,585 3
2013/05/06 1 $11,267,610 -74% 4,253 $2,649   $185,412,195 4
2013/05/07 1 $11,286,896 n/c 4,253 $2,654   $196,699,091 5
2013/05/08 1 $8,112,391 -28% 4,253 $1,907   $204,811,482 6
2013/05/09 1 $7,609,602 -6% 4,253 $1,789   $212,421,084 7
2013/05/10 1 $19,713,832 +159% 4,253 $4,635   $232,134,916 8
2013/05/11 1 $32,053,127 +63% 4,253 $7,537   $264,188,043 9
2013/05/12 1 $20,758,656 -35% 4,253 $4,881   $284,946,699 10
2013/05/13 1 $4,615,742 -78% 4,253 $1,085   $289,562,441 11
2013/05/14 1 $5,161,138 +12% 4,253 $1,214   $294,723,579 12
2013/05/15 2 $3,871,497 -25% 4,253 $910   $298,595,076 13
2013/05/16 3 $3,296,807 -15% 4,253 $775   $301,891,883 14
2013/05/17 2 $9,514,115 +189% 4,237 $2,245   $311,405,998 15
2013/05/18 2 $15,425,978 +62% 4,237 $3,641   $326,831,976 16
2013/05/19 2 $10,830,001 -30% 4,237 $2,556   $337,661,977 17
2013/05/20 2 $3,206,057 -70% 4,237 $757   $340,868,034 18
2013/05/21 3 $2,752,186 -14% 4,237 $650   $343,620,220 19
2013/05/22 3 $2,256,761 -18% 4,237 $533   $345,876,981 20
2013/05/23 3 $2,205,543 -2% 4,237 $521   $348,082,524 21
2013/05/24 5 $5,146,416 +133% 3,424 $1,503   $353,228,940 22
2013/05/25 5 $7,533,154 +46% 3,424 $2,200   $360,762,094 23
2013/05/26 5 $6,645,022 -12% 3,424 $1,941   $367,407,116 24
2013/05/27 5 $5,368,815 -19% 3,424 $1,568   $372,775,931 25
2013/05/28 6 $1,559,997 -71% 3,424 $456   $374,335,928 26
2013/05/29 6 $1,246,787 -20% 3,424 $364   $375,582,715 27
2013/05/30 6 $1,162,570 -7% 3,424 $340   $376,745,285 28
2013/05/31 7 $2,252,846 +94% 2,895 $778   $378,998,131 29
2013/06/01 7 $3,640,320 +62% 2,895 $1,257   $382,638,451 30
2013/06/02 7 $2,549,285 -30% 2,895 $881   $385,187,736 31
2013/06/03 8 $755,230 -70% 2,895 $261   $385,942,966 32
2013/06/04 8 $880,326 +17% 2,895 $304   $386,823,292 33
2013/06/05 8 $808,293 -8% 2,895 $279   $387,631,585 34
2013/06/06 7 $898,080 +11% 2,895 $310   $388,529,665 35
2013/06/07 9 $1,695,033 +89% 2,351 $721   $390,224,698 36
2013/06/08 9 $2,482,605 +46% 2,351 $1,056   $392,707,303 37
2013/06/09 9 $1,576,023 -37% 2,351 $670   $394,283,326 38
2013/06/10 9 $669,037 -58% 2,351 $285   $394,952,363 39
2013/06/11 9 $654,328 -2% 2,351 $278   $395,606,691 40
2013/06/12 10 $553,112 -15% 2,351 $235   $396,159,803 41
2013/06/13 11 $542,436 -2% 2,351 $231   $396,702,239 42
2013/06/14 11 $749,066 +38% 1,649 $454   $397,451,305 43
2013/06/15 11 $1,053,987 +41% 1,649 $639   $398,505,292 44
2013/06/16 10 $1,153,802 +9% 1,649 $700   $399,659,094 45
2013/06/17 11 $326,102 -72% 1,649 $198   $399,985,196 46
2013/06/18 10 $368,605 +13% 1,649 $224   $400,353,801 47
2013/06/19 11 $315,633 -14% 1,649 $191   $400,669,434 48
2013/06/20 10 $275,788 -13% 1,649 $167   $400,945,222 49
2013/06/21 10 $770,823 +179% 924 $834   $401,716,045 50
2013/06/22 10 $926,997 +20% 924 $1,003   $402,643,042 51
2013/06/23 12 $514,762 -44% 924 $557   $403,157,804 52
2013/06/24 12 $208,423 -60% 924 $226   $403,366,227 53
2013/06/25 12 $236,862 +14% 924 $256   $403,603,089 54
2013/06/26 12 $219,957 -7% 924 $238   $403,823,046 55
2013/06/27 12 $209,010 -5% 924 $226   $404,032,056 56
2013/06/28 11 $416,180 +99% 540 $771   $404,448,236 57
2013/06/29 10 $597,777 +44% 540 $1,107   $405,046,013 58
2013/06/30 11 $347,192 -42% 540 $643   $405,393,205 59
2013/07/01 12 $163,901 -53% 540 $304   $405,557,106 60
2013/07/02 13 $129,165 -21% 540 $239   $405,686,271 61
2013/07/08 - $44,632   294 $152   $406,455,862 67
2013/07/09 - $57,025 +28% 294 $194   $406,512,887 68
2013/07/10 - $50,762 -11% 294 $173   $406,563,649 69

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/05/03 1 $212,421,084   4,253 $49,946   $212,421,084 7
2013/05/10 1 $89,470,799 -58% 4,253 $21,037   $301,891,883 14
2013/05/17 2 $46,190,641 -48% 4,237 $10,902   $348,082,524 21
2013/05/24 5 $28,662,761 -38% 3,424 $8,371   $376,745,285 28
2013/05/31 7 $11,784,380 -59% 2,895 $4,071   $388,529,665 35
2013/06/07 12 $5,786,335 -51% 2,351 $2,461   $394,316,000 42
2013/06/14 9 $6,629,222 +15% 1,649 $4,020   $400,945,222 49
2013/06/21 11 $3,086,834 -53% 924 $3,341   $404,032,056 56
2013/07/12 21 $426,215   199 $2,142   $406,989,864 77
2013/07/19 31 $252,088 -41% 145 $1,739   $407,241,952 84
2013/07/26 34 $194,834 -23% 124 $1,571   $407,436,786 91
2013/08/02 29 $353,562 +81% 376 $940   $407,790,348 98
2013/08/09 43 $90,642 -74% 71 $1,277   $407,880,990 105
2013/08/16 28 $470,952 +420% 190 $2,479   $408,351,942 112
2013/08/23 34 $291,981 -38% 173 $1,688   $408,643,923 119
2013/08/30 43 $269,113 -8% 160 $1,682   $408,913,036 126

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 4/25/2013 $3,852,313 315 315 315 $3,852,313 12/14/2015
Australia 4/24/2013 $14,525,011 631 637 1268 $17,990,460 12/14/2015
Belgium 4/24/2013 $1,006,153 127 127 127 $1,014,517 12/14/2015
Bolivia 4/25/2013 $385,991 26 26 26 $385,991 12/14/2015
Brazil 4/26/2013 $11,694,313 1237 1237 1237 $11,694,313 12/14/2015
Chile 4/25/2013 $1,984,017 149 149 149 $1,984,017 12/14/2015
Colombia 4/26/2013 $2,493,283 365 365 365 $2,681,554 12/14/2015
Croatia 4/25/2013 $135,300 28 28 28 $135,300 12/14/2015
Denmark 4/25/2013 $1,455,234 139 139 139 $1,694,915 12/14/2015
Ecuador 4/26/2013 $1,481,236 84 84 84 $1,481,236 12/14/2015
Estonia 4/26/2013 $99,682 12 12 12 $99,682 12/14/2015
Finland 4/24/2013 $538,548 105 105 105 $742,346 12/14/2015
France 4/24/2013 $14,900,795 740 740 740 $14,900,795 12/14/2015
Greece 4/25/2013 $714,766 118 118 118 $714,766 12/14/2015
Hong Kong 4/25/2013 $4,709,819 162 162 162 $4,709,819 12/14/2015
Hungary 4/25/2013 $572,590 45 45 45 $572,590 12/14/2015
Iceland 4/26/2013 $76,274 14 14 14 $141,202 12/14/2015
India 4/26/2013 $5,113,914 1054 1054 1054 $5,113,914 12/14/2015
Indonesia 4/25/2013 $4,503,798 522 522 522 $5,301,345 12/14/2015
Italy 4/24/2013 $9,097,855 862 862 862 $11,229,138 12/14/2015
Japan 4/26/2013 $4,229,227 535 535 535 $5,468,311 12/14/2015
Malaysia 4/26/2013 $4,725,529 249 249 249 $4,725,529 12/14/2015
Mexico 4/26/2013 $17,067,468 3206 3206 3206 $17,067,468 12/14/2015
Netherlands 4/24/2013 $1,426,278 113 113 113 $1,704,234 12/14/2015
Norway 4/26/2013 $1,840,342 170 170 170 $1,844,566 12/14/2015
Peru 4/25/2013 $1,951,834 284 284 284 $1,951,834 12/14/2015
Philippines 4/24/2013 $7,413,925 535 535 535 $7,413,925 12/14/2015
Portugal 4/25/2013 $575,105 84 84 84 $575,105 12/14/2015
Romania 4/26/2013 $311,824 64 64 64 $311,824 12/14/2015
Singapore 4/26/2013 $3,761,476 99 99 99 $3,761,476 12/14/2015
Slovenia 4/25/2013 $43,111 16 16 16 $50,427 12/14/2015
South Korea 4/25/2013 $16,498,150 1491 1491 1491 $19,553,284 12/14/2015
Spain 4/26/2013 $4,990,454 788 788 788 $4,990,454 12/14/2015
Sweden 4/24/2013 $1,782,207 281 281 281 $2,567,824 12/14/2015
Switzerland 4/24/2013 $478,004 33 33 33 $526,530 12/14/2015
Taiwan 4/24/2013 $4,446,401 71 71 71 $8,303,368 12/14/2015
United Kingdom 4/25/2013 $21,215,104 555 555 555 $21,215,104 12/14/2015
Uruguay 4/26/2013 $136,332 15 15 15 $136,332 12/14/2015
Venezuela 4/26/2013 $2,384,218 132 132 132 $2,384,218 12/14/2015
Vietnam 4/26/2013 $715,214 55 55 55 $715,214 12/14/2015
 
Rest of World $614,692,760
 
International Total$806,400,000 12/14/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/29/20131541,561 541,561$10,809,558$10,809,5581
10/6/20132184,325-66% 725,886$3,679,127$14,488,6852
10/13/2013690,544-51% 816,430$1,807,258$16,295,9433
10/20/2013859,185-35% 875,615$1,181,333$17,477,2754
10/27/2013946,679-21% 922,294$931,713$18,408,9885
11/3/20131031,830-32% 954,124$635,327$19,044,3156
11/10/20131529,408-8% 983,532$586,984$19,631,2997
11/17/20131822,961-22% 1,006,493$458,302$20,089,6008
11/24/20132817,234-25% 1,023,727$343,991$20,433,5919
12/8/20132011,021 1,071,163$225,049$21,404,05511
12/15/20132823,851+116% 1,095,014$483,937$21,887,99212

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/29/201311,004,320 1,004,320$32,238,672$32,238,6721
10/6/20133169,426-83% 1,173,746$5,631,724$37,870,3962
10/13/2013587,366-48% 1,261,112$3,066,554$40,936,9503
10/20/2013582,397-6% 1,343,509$2,965,472$43,902,4224
10/27/2013747,405-42% 1,390,914$1,706,097$45,608,5195
11/3/2013924,222-49% 1,415,136$871,746$46,480,2656
11/10/20131123,634-2% 1,438,770$850,581$47,330,8467
11/17/20131020,245-14% 1,459,015$728,635$48,059,4818

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