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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.

The film's biggest single market was the U.K., where it managed $21.28 million on 555 screens. In Mexico, it earned $17.12 million on 3,208 screens, while it had very similar results in South Korea ($16.52 million on 1,380 screens over the weekend for a total of $19.57 million) and in Australia ($14.56 million on 631 screens over the weekend for a total of $18.09 million). France and Brazil produced nearly identical openings of $13.04million on 740 screens and $12.72 million on 1,250 respectively. Italy missed the $10 million mark over the weekend with $9.08 million on 862 screens, but if you add in previous takings, its total opening rises to $11.22 million. It was not as strong in Spain with $5.01 million on 788 screens. It had to settle for second place in Japan with $4.22 million on 534 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.45 million.

Iron Man 3 has yet to open in China, Russia, Germany, as well as other smaller markets, but the studio should already be ecstatic over this opening.

So Young opened in first place in China and second place internationally with $22.73 million.

Oblivion slipped a spot to third with $13.5 million on 6,683 screens in 60 markets for a total of $134.62 million internationally. It has just over $200 million worldwide and should get to $250 million shortly. That should be enough to break even sometime on the home market.

The Croods was right behind with $13.24 million on 7,954 screens in 67 markets for totals of $290.24 million internationally and $453.39 million worldwide. During its second week in China, it rose to second place with $10.1 million giving it a two-week total of $16.5 million.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation fell from first to fifth and saw its weekend haul plummet by 75% to $10.2 million on 10,866 screens in 62 markets. That's what Iron Man 3 will do to direct competition. Its international total rose to $232.7 million, while it has now earned $349.2 million worldwide. The film managed $12.5 million during its second weekend in China, but that was for the full week. Its two-week total in that market is $46.4 million.

Scary Movie 5 climbed to sixth place with $7.95 million on 2,676 screens in 26 markets for a total of $19.38 million. The film opened in first place in Germany with $2.59 million on 438 screens, while it had to settle for third place in Russia with $1.99 million on 677 screens. This is almost as much as it has made domestically so far, and it has a lot of markets left to open in. It might earn enough of a profit to justify yet another installment.

Legend No. 17 remained in first place in Russia and sixth place internationally with $5.85 million on 1,400 screens over the weekend for a total of $16.78 million after two. This is a really good hold for a film in Russia.

A Wedding Invitation fell to fourth place in China and eighth place internationally with $5.49 million over the weekend and $28.83 million after four.

Les Profs added $5.30 million on 562 screens in 2 markets for an international total of $13.71 million. It slipped to second place in France with $5.17 million on 546 screens over the weekend for a total of $13.46 million after two weeks of release. The rest came from Switzerland.

Aashiqui 2 opened in tenth place with $4.92 million in India.


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