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GERMANY: No Iron Man? No Problem: 'Scary Movie 5' Opens at #1 on May 01, 2013

No Iron Man? No problem. The German box office had three films in the top ten break the $1 million mark despite the country being one of the few major territories to not premiere Iron Man 3. Scary Movie 5 took advantage of the vacancy and won the top spot at the box office, grossing $2.5 million. It was twice the amount that Oblivion made in its third week in Germany; the Tom Cruise film settled for second place with $1.2 million to reach a $6.7 million total in Germany. Mama dropped 27% and still managed to bring in $1 million over the weekend. Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects opened in number 6 with a strong $3,737 per-screen average. 

Box office results for Germany. April 26-28, 2013.

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SPAIN: 'Iron Man 3' is the Only Sign of Life at the Box Office on May 01, 2013

Iron-Man-3-Stills-iron-man-33278597-500-301.jpgIron Man 3 was the only film in the Spanish box office to break the $1 million mark over the weekend. The superhero film grossed $4.9 million in its opening weekend. No other films were able to bring sufficient interest in Spain. The most telling statistic of the weekend, apart from the expected reign of Iron Man atop the box office, came in the 39% box office climb that The Croods had in its sixth week in release. Apparently, other alternatives were of little interest to the Spanish public. The Croods has already grossed $15.6 million in the country and placed ahead premieres like Combustion and Ayer No Termina Nunca

Box office resutls for Spain. April 26-28, 2013.

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FRANCE: A Robust Weekend Led by $14.9M 'Iron Man 3' on May 01, 2013

ironman3china.jpgIron Man 3 grossed $14.9 million in france over the weekend, taking the top spot after screening in 740 locations. The power of the French market, however, allowed hold-overs to continue to thrive. Last week's top film, Les Profs, only fell 16% to second place with a $5.5 million take. Les Profs is a certified hit in France, grossing $14.5 million after two weeks in release. Three other French films were able to maintain strong grosses as Iron Man 3 packed theaters. L'ecume des Jours opened in fourth place with a $2.5 million weekend in only 45 screens. La Cage Doree took in $1.8 million for its respective premiere in 232 screens. Les Gamins only fell 18% in its second week, adding $2.4 million to its $6.5 million cume in France. Oblivion, The Host, and The Grandmaster were the films most affected by Iron Man. Each of those films dropped over 45%, and with the exception of Oblivion's $1.2 million gross, failed to break $1 million mark over the weekend. 

Box office results for France. April 26-28, 2013.

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SOUTH KOREA: 'Iron Man 3' $16.4M Opening Dominates Box Office on May 01, 2013

The $16.4 million opening weekend for Iron Man 3 was the only highlight at the South Korean box office last weekend. The film trounced its rivals, scoring a $11,065 per-screen average that nearly equaled the cumulative total of all the other per-screen averages on the top ten. The release of the latest Marvel film slowed down domestic success story Legendary Fist, which dropped 58% in its third week. Legendary Fist was still able to break the $10 million mark in its cumulative gross, however, thanks to its $979,828 weekend gross. Oblivion has been out for the same number of weeks than Legendary Fist but has been unable to overtake it at the box office. The Tom Cruise film came in third place last weekend and has grossed a total of $9.3 million in South Korea. 

Box office results for South Korea. April 26-28, 2013.

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