Published On: Thu, Apr 25th, 2013

‘Iron Man 3’ opens to box office records in Taiwan, Philippines and France

Iron Man has exploded at the box office and doesn’t open in the US for a couple of weeks.

The new Marvel Studios film opened in 12 countries this past Wednesday, raking in $13.2 million dollars, Deadline detailed Thursday.

iron-man-3-extremis-armor The film broke opening day records in Taiwan and the Philippines, and managed to open bigger in France than Marvel’s The Avengers did last year.

Here’s the summary of the film’s international grosses:


» France – $3.0M
» Italy – $2.1M)
» Australia – $3.4M
» Taiwan – $1.4M
» Philippines – $1.5M
» New Zealand – $600K

Deadline adds that 79% of the international box office opens this coming weekend, and it’s not crazy to expect Iron Man 3 to haul in anywhere from $110 – $125 million dollars.

The film is currently tracking for at least a $150 million opening weekend domestically, which would put the film just outside the top five biggest opening weekends of all-time.

2011’s Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows – Part 2 holds the #2 spot  at $170 million behind The Avengers staggering $207 million opening.

Iron Man 3 opens May 3, 2013.

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