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International Top of the Chart - Iron Man Goes for Victory Lap

May 14th, 2008

Defying normal international trends, Iron Man had a worse drop-off on the international charts than it did domestically. However, despite falling 60%, it still remained in first place with $39.31 million on 7,208 screens in 57 markets for a total of $165.79 million. It is now the third biggest hit of the year on the international chart, behind just Welcome to the Sticks and 10,000 B.C., while its worldwide total of $343.62 million at the end of the weekend is the best of the year to far.

The film was down 64% in the U.K. to $3.87 million on 499 screens over the weekend for a total of $19.90 million, but that was average for the top ten this week and enough to stay in first place. It wasn't as lucky in Germany where it was down 67% in second place with $1.14 million on 644 screens for a total of $5.22 million. Iron Man was also pushed into second place in both Russia and Spain despite holding much better in those two markets. In the former it made $2.31 million on 608 screens over the weekend and $8.12 million in total, while in the latter it made $2.03 million on 539 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.58 million after two.

It wasn't all gloomy news as the movie was able to remain in first place in France with an estimated $3.3 million for the weekend and $11.3 million in total. It also remained in first place in a trio of major markets including Australia with $3.18 million on 365 screens over the weekend and $10.78 million in total. In Mexico, it led the way with $2.36 million on 385 screens over the weekend and $14.39 million in total. It wasn't as strong in Italy, but it earned first place there with $1.62 million on 502 screens over the weekend and $7.89 million in total. Finally, and strangely, the film climbed into first place in China with $4.00 million for the week and $10.29 million in total.

By this time next week Iron Man should have $200 million internationally, and it is screaming towards $500 million worldwide.

On Sunday we will discuss the openings of Speed Racer and What Happens in Vegas..., as well as the rest of the $1 million movies.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Iron Man