Movie News: IRON MAN 3 Does AVENGERS Numbers

Written by Andrew Pollard Monday, 29 April 2013

Movie News

Marvel and Disney will be currently laughing all the way to the bank as the first IRON MAN 3 numbers are coming in: and coming in well, they are.

Since its release on Thursday, the film has grossed $195.3 million across 42 territories. To put this figure into perspective, AVENGERS ASSEMBLE opened internationally to $185.1 million last year.

Initially, early forecasts had IRON MAN 3 as getting slightly better opening figures than IRON MAN 2, although Uncle Walt couldn’t have dreamt of getting the numbers that the film has received. To add to this, IRON MAN 3 isn’t actually released in the US until Friday, 3rd May.

Disney have commented, saying, “To say we are beyond encouraged is an understatement.”

I bet it is.

With Robert Downey Jr. currently out of contract with Disney/Marvel, I’m sure they’ll be breaking the bank to bring Downey Jr. back into the fold. Well played, Downey Jr., sir.

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