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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.

So Young was pushed into second place in China and remained in second place internationally with $53.53 million over the full week for a total of $76.72 million after two.

The Croods rose to third place with $16.61 million on 10,019 screens in 50 markets for totals of $342.43 million internationally and $511.16 million worldwide. It slipped to third place in China, but earned an amazing $19.7 million over the week for a total of $36.4 million after two.

Shootout At Wadala opened in fourth place with $8.07 million in six markets, which is strong opening for an Indian film.

Oblivion fell to fifth place with $6.2 million on 4,492 screens in 61 markets for a total of $146.42 million after four weeks of release. This is close to twice what the film has made domestically so far, while it will likely break even sometime on the home market.

Detective Conan: Private Eye In The Distant Sea remained in first place in Japan and rose to sixth place internationally with $4.60 million on 335 screens over the weekend for a total of $25.43 million after three weeks of release.

Scary Movie 5 was right behind with $4.50 million on 2,529 screens in 25 markets for a four-week total of $27.31 million. It has made enough worldwide to cover its production budget and put a dent in its P&A budget. It should break even during its home market run.

Les Profs rose a spot to eighth with $3.98 million on 596 screens in 2 markets for a total of $19.60 million. Of that total, $19.23 million has come from France, including $3.90 million on 580 screens this past weekend. The rest is from Switzerland.

Legend No. 17 was pushed into second place in Russia with $3.90 million on 1,240 screens for a three-week total of $23.21 million.

Olympus Has Fallen returned to the top ten, barely, landing in tenth place with $3.03 million on 1,585 screens in 22 markets for an international total of $46.43 million. It didn't rise into the top ten thanks to any major market openings. It just held on better in the face of Iron Man 3 than most films did.


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Filed under: International Box Office, The Croods, Iron Man 3, Oblivion, Scary Movie V, Olympus Has Fallen, Legenda No. 17, Les Profs, Zhi wo men zhong jiang shi qu de qing chun