Iron Man 3 Tops Avengers

Iron Man 3 Tops Avengers


Tony Stark fast talks his way on to US screens today (is it wrong to feel so smug that we got the film before America…?). IRON MAN III earned over $300 million in it’s first nine days, beating even THE AVENGERS.

Having already seen IRON MAN III twice (and, in about two hours, it’ll be three times), I was stunned to discover that the film is only just about to hit it’s biggest market – The US.

Only on Wednesday Mr Stark and his gold/titanium alloy accessories hit China, achieving the highest opening day in Chinese box office history, and helping sky-rocket Tony to record-breaking figures

Most interestingly, however, is IRON MAN III’s figures in comparison to other popular Marvel flicks.

This new, anxiety-ridden version of Stark has already beat the TOTAL international (non-US) box office income for CAPTAIN AMERICA ($192 million), THOR ($268 million) and the first IRON MAN ($267 million).

But that’s not all: IRON MAN III has even surpassed THE AVENGERS’ foreign opening figures despite being released in fewer territories than THE AVENGERS was.

It is boldly proclaimed at the end of the credits for IRON MAN III “Tony Stark will return”. With figures like that; damn right he’ll return! The studio wouldn’t let this golden boy get away.

Sian's love for movies spawned from having a tight mother whose generosity stretched only to hiring movies once a week for entertainment. As a pre-teen Sian spent more pocket money then she earned on cinema tickets and thus sought a job at the cinema. Over the next decade she rose to be one of the greats in her backwater, six-screen cinema complex, zooming through the ranks from candy bar wench with upselling superpowers, to pasty projectionist, to a manager rocking a pencil skirt. Sian went on to study Journalism at university though feels her popcorn shovelling days were far more educational