While the majority of the world got to see Iron Man 3 as early as last week already, the North American market had to wait until Friday (Scoff! SCOFF TO THE MAX!) before they could see the latest adventures of billionaire playboy philanthropist Tony Stark. Still, it was perfectly clear that this big release was going to take in plenty of cash at the box office and claim the number one spot.
And so it did, flying in and three-point landing at that premium spot on the top ten. Here’s how the weekend went down.
In an attempt to grab all the money ever made, Iron Man 3 kicked off the American summer movie season with a take of $175.3 million haul. That’s a massive improvement on the $128 million that Iron Man 2 secured in 2010, and ranks in at second place for biggest opening weekend ever, just behind The Avengers. Here’s a look at the numbers from the rest of the not so threatening competition this past weekend at the North American box office:
- Iron Man 3 – $175.3 Million
- Pain and Gain – $7.6 Million
- 42 – $6.2 Million
- Oblivion – $5.7 Million
- The Croods – $4.2 Million
- The Big Wedding – $3.8 Million
- Mud – $2.1 Million
- Oz The Great and Powerful – $1.8 Million
- Scary Movie 5 – $1.4 Million
- The Place Beyond the Pines – $1.2 Million
Pain and Gain remained firm in second place this past weekend, but with a massive 62% drop in cash grabbed in the process. For everyone else, it was slim pickings, with departures from the top ten that included GI Joe: Retaliation, Olympus Has Fallen and Jurassic Park 3D.
Last Updated: May 6, 2013