SATURDAY UPDATE: Iron Man 3 added another $43.1 million to its overseas gross on Friday, reaching a $388.3 million overseas total after ten days in release. Combined with Friday's $68.3 million take in the U.S., Iron Man 3 has reached a $456.6 million global total.
Iron Man 3: Top Territories. Cumulative Gross by Territory as of May 4, 2013
Hong Kong $8.9M
Overseas Total $388.3M
FRIDAY UPDATE: Iron Man 3 crossed $37.7 million overseas on Thursday to reach a $345.4million overseas total. Combined with Thursday's $15.6 million take from North American previews, Iron Man 3 has now grossed $361 million globally. The film broke opening day records in Russia and the Ukraine, already surpassing the $312 million total overseas gross of Iron Man 2.
Iron Man 3: Top Territories. Cumulative Gross by Territory as of May 3, 2013
China $30.0M (Estimate)
United Kingdom $28.0M
Hong Kong $8.3M
Other markets $60.3M
Overseas Total: $345.4M
THURSDAY UPDATE: Iron Man 3 grossed $65.6 million on Wednesday to pass the $300 million overseas benchmark on its way to a $307 million overseas total. The film has now surpassed the overseas totals for Iron Man ($267 million) and Thor ($268 million). It is on track to surpass Iron Man 2's $312 overseas total tomorrow, only its ninth day in release.
Iron Man 3 opened in China, Germany, South Africa, and Thailand yesterday. It broke all opening day records in China with an estimated $21.5 million gross. It went on to post the biggest single-day numbers in history for South Africa and Thailand.
Iron Man 3: Top Territories. Cumulative Gross by Territory as of May 2, 2013
United Kingdom $26.8M
Hong Kong $7.9M
Other markets $52.5M
Other new markets $1.1M
OVERSEAS TOTAL: $307.7M
WEDNESDAY: Iron Man 3 surpassed the overseas total for Captain America, grossing $24.3 million on Tuesday to reach a global total of $242.1 million ahead of its U.S. release. The film is already off to a great start in China.
Iron Man 3: Top Territories. Cumulative Gross by Territory as of April 30, 2013
United Kingdom $24.3M
Hong Kong $6.4M
Iron Man 3 recorded the biggest Disney and Marvel opening of all time in Australia over the weekend. The Robert Downey Jr. movie grossed $14.4 million at 637 screens for a $22,731 per-screen average. Iron Man 3 currently has a $17.9 million cume in Australia. Other releases struggled to hold on, as no other new releases were able to break into the top ten. The Croods fared best, adding $1.5 million to its $23.9 million cume. Olympus Has Fallen and Oblivion had bigger drops, however, as both films grossed around the $1 million mark early into their release. Olympus fell 48% in its second weekend, bringing in $1 million to reach $3.6 million in Australia. Oblivion wasn't able to reach the $1 million weekend benchmark for the first time. The Tom Cruise film has grossed $8.1 million after three weeks in release.
Box Office Results for Australia. April 26-28, 2013.
A $21.2 million weekend from Iron Man 3 dominated the market at the U.K. box office. Iron Man 3 is now Marvel's second highest grossing film in the U.K. after The Avengers. Audiences didn't seem very willing to watch anything else over the weekend, as per-screen averages dropped across the board for every other title. The Croods was the weekend's strongest hold-over, falling a mere 11% in its sixth week. The animated film has already grossed a $37.2 million cume in the U.K. Oz: The Great and Powerful is showing resiliency by staying in the top ten after 12 weeks in release, reaching a $22.8 million cume in the U.K.. Oz's $444 per-screen average doesn't even remotely compare to Disney's other release, Iron Man 3, which averaged an overwhelming $38,225. Another telling statistic from the weekend sheds negative light on Oblivion's hold-over potential: Iron Man 3 grossed 33% more in one weekend than the Tom Cruise film has been able to bring in during its three weeks in release.
Box Office Results for the United Kingodm. April 26-28, 2013.