As expected, Iron Man 3 completely dominated the box office this weekend.
After setting a box office franchise record at midnight Friday, the highly anticipated superhero flick went on to rake in a whopping $175.3 million this weekend, scoring the second biggest opening weekend of all time (behind The Avengers’$207.5 million weekend last year).
The film, starring Robert Downey Jr., shot past the opening weekends of both Iron Manand Iron Man 2, which nabbed $98.6 million and $128.1 million, respectively.
Globally, Iron Man 3 has amassed $680.1 million only 12 days after it was released internationally, making it highly likely that it will hit the $1 billion mark worldwide. To put that amount into perspective, Iron Man 2‘sfinal worldwide total was $624 million.
Meanwhile, Pain and Gain and 42 still remained in the top three, with the bodybuilder flick bringing in $7.6 million and the Jackie Robinson biopic landing $6.2 million.
Tom Cruise‘s Oblivion and animated filmThe Croods, followed with $5.8 million and $4.2 million, respectively.
Here’s a complete look at the weekend’s top movies, per Friday-Sunday studio estimates and stats as compiled per Box Office Mojo:
1. Iron Man 3, $175 million
2. Pain and Gain, $7.6 million
3. 42, $6.2 million
4. Oblivion, $5.8 million
5. The Croods, $4.2 million
6. The Big Wedding, $3.9 million
7. Mud, $2.2 million
8. Oz the Great and Powerful, $1.8 million
9. Scary Movie 5, $1.4 million
10 .The Place Beyond the Pines, $1.3 million