Iron Man 3 Shoots Past $1 Billion

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Iron Man 3 rocketed past the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office on Thursday, becoming only the 16th film to do so, trailing just behind 2008′s The Dark Knight.

About $700 million of that is derived from overseas receipts, which TheWrap seems to largely attribute to Disney’s decision to co-finance the Marvel sequel with a Chinese partner and focus its marketing on growing international markets.

Director Shane Black’s film, which released a special edition in China with extra footage top actress Fan Bingbing, has grossed more than $102 million in that country alone, followed in the overseas markets by South Korea ($56 million), the United Kingdom ($49 million), Mexico ($43 million) and Russia ($39 million).

Iron Man 3 opened in North America to the tune of $175 million, the second-largest ever, behind 2012′s The Avengers. Joss Whedon’s ensemble film passed the $1 billion mark in just 19 days, compared to Iron Man 3‘s 24.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=47207422 Wes Grogan

    Great! Just $800,000,000 more for Disney and Marvel to call it profitable! ;)

  • demoncat_4

    nice when its done disney may have another marvel film on the highest grossing of all time list. no where near avengers but maybe the top ten. disney proves again they were perfect with marvel

  • Keanu

    Damn, just think how much Star Wars VII will make…