There was only one show in town on Friday night as ‘Iron Man 3’ dominated the North American box office with a scintillating $68m debut. All eyes are now on the record books as the Disney/Marvel sequel, starring Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle, looks set to challenge ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2’, currently the second-highest North American opener of all time on $169.1m.
It will not repeat last weekend’s exploits when the superhero adventure smashed the international weekend box office record, overtaking ‘The Avengers’ with a staggering $198.4m. ‘The Avengers’ will retain the North American record of $207m, which it set last summer.
With the boost of the international momentum and an audience ‘A’ CinemaScore, word of mouth should push ‘Iron Man 3’ close to $175m over the three days.
For the record, ‘Pain & Gain’, last weekend’s No. 1, could only muster $2.4m in second place after being blown away by the ‘Iron Man 3’ release. Michael Bay’s controversial bodybuilding action comedy is on pace for a second weekend $7.5m.
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