Iron 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.
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.
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