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Iron Man 3 Crosses $1.142 Billion

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If there was any doubt about it before, there certainly is none now: Tony Stark is a money-making machine.

Walt Disney Pictures has revealed that Iron Man 3 has earned $1.142 billion globally after five weeks of release. That puts Ol’ Shellhead in rare company, as the fifth-highest grossing film of all time. The only movies ahead of Iron Man 3 on that list are James Cameron’s Avatar and Titanic, Marvel’s own The Avengers, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.

Additionally, Iron Man 3 holds the record as the second-highest domestic opening of all time at $174.1 million, just behind Marvel’s The Avengers‘ $207.4 million. Stark’s latest has outperformed Avengers in key foreign territories including China, Hong Kong and Russia. It’s the biggest film of all time in Malaysia and Vietnam.

Not bad for a genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist.

(via Superhero Hype)


  • Ron

    That’s interesting when you consider that IM3 is probably one of the most successful, yet divisive films made in quite some time. It seems fans hate it, but the general public and non-Marvel comic readers liked it. It’ll be interesting to see what Thor 2 makes.

  • Beehummer1

    I’m a fan and I loved it :)

  • Frank

    I liked Robert Downey Jr. in it but I really didn’t care for the story that much. The few minutes of action it had in it was pretty good though.

  • Kinn

    So glad Robert Downey Jr is Iron Man…can remember when he was cast for the first Iron Man and thinking…”that’s a terrible idea!!” Eating my words.

  • Joe Huber

    And they want to try to be cheap with Robert Downey Jr after The Avengers and the three Iron Man moves? We’re talking billions not just a billion but after Avengers which is what #3 all-time (or has it passed Titanic?) and Iron Man 3 which is #5 all-time? Pay Downey whatever he wants!

  • David Fullam

    Doubt it will knock The Avengers off of it’s pedestal, but it’s yet another massive victory for Marvel.

  • Raghu Seetharaman

    to me mandarin was not the villain even the mandarin aspect was used with Aldrich Killian with him breathing fire, philosophy of the western civilization, dragon tattoo etc. It was more of an Aldrich Killian being the main antagonist. I think Guy Pearce did something very incredible by taking a minor character like Aldrich Killian from the Extremis story arc and putting him on the center fold was amazing.

  • demoncat_4

    nice Disney like James cameron now own two spots on the highest grossing films of all times list. think if they want to try a repeat with iron man four they need to see what it will take to keep rdj in the suit one more time.

  • Jay

    Fans might hate it, but they still pay to see it. There really hasn’t been that much of critical review outcry, and that’s would have been the more damaging situation.

    I also loved it as well. I don’t think it’s as divisive as people think it is because people don’t really care about the villain in question. They would rank the villain probably 99th in a top 100 list and they also probably can’t name a definitive story for the character.

  • Mou

    I’m a comic book fan, but I really loved “Iron Man 3.”

  • Ovaltine Pineapple Jenkins

    Same here. I thought it was brilliant. I think it’s more a case of the fans that didn’t like it being a lot more vocal and lumping us all in together.


    Thor 2 wont make anything near IM3

  • Paul Fosten

    I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it either. RDJ was great and the banter was fun but the plot was a bit wonky. The way they handled the Mandarin was fine but the actual ending I found a bit ‘meh’ and actually made me think IM2 was a better movie.

  • Laurence

    Hey mate!

  • demoncat_4

    hey yourself. you excited about bridge direct making fans go nuts with glee at comic con ?

  • Laurence

    Hey yeah i’m very excited, sorry i have only responded late but yeah i’m happy as i’ve just found some wonderful news: ”The Bridge Direct cannot show images of Smaug just yet, but expect images to surface as DOS release date nears”. I also hope this helps as well from what BD said to me, ”Yes there are many more figures to come from Wave 2, than already announced. But stay tuned for more details!” I mean isn’t this amazing!? we get to not only see the SDCC exclusive be revealed but the rest of Wave 2 figure pics being released there as well. Thanks and can’t wait!

  • demoncat_4

    figured it will still be a while before bd can show smaug at all including the finished prototype. but he will be worth it in the end along with seeing who all got into wave too. and your welcome. but we still have to wait till bridge direct is able to let the pictures be revealed.waiting a little longer will not hurt .

  • Laurence

    Yep BD have been busy as of recently but sorry to keep you waiting and yeah i got another answer from BD saying i have won the SDCC 2013 Exclusive Azog figure via submitting my guess right through BD do have to wait a bit of time with showing the pics of the Smaug 3.75 figure but rest assure it won’t be long till they do. Thanks and nice to hear from you again!

  • demoncat_4

    cool though thought you would get an Azog any way since you work for bd. like one of the first ones. and figured bd will have to take their time till they can finaly show the love and work they put into Smaug , but waited this long can wait a little while longer. and nice hearing from you too mate.

  • Laurence

    Yeah and i have worked kinda hard to bringing fans news from them as a private provider of news and info and yeah will look forward to seeing Smaug finally after only seeing his prototype with a glimpse of it, but it will be worth the wait. Thanks mate

  • demoncat_4

    yes you have with risk if bd found out and objected to some of the news. and definitly looking to seeing what smaugs prototype looks like fully when bd can finaly show him including if he comes with any thing like a projectile . and your welcome as always .

  • Laurence

    Yep but they wouldn’t of minded i’m quite sure but it was always good to check with BD first before i spoiled all the fun. Can’t wait either to get him but just have to look ahead to SDCC for a possible chance to see him. Thanks mate

  • I’mKickAssIsBack

    Oi pikeys!

  • demoncat_4

    better safe then sorry espically given how bd likes using your talents to help them with the line. and no doubt smaug will proably make his debute at comic con even just his painted prototype. can’t wait and you welcome

  • Laurence

    Yep and Smaug will probably make his debut at SDCC as the unfinished prototype but at least we get to see him and i even heard confirmation about the assortments for Wave 3 and some concept designs some of their artists had sketched up to coincide with the actual characters designs they had thought of and to also replicate the actual movie characters in their own signature painstaking detail. Also i made it a point to them that if they do some more characters from the Wave 2 line like Master of Lake-town, Galadriel, Saruman, Elrond and a Silvan elf warrior or something and still make them for the Wave 2 line and then go on to doing the Wave 3 line which is ultimately based on the final movie but of course with the LOTR-based action figure line, there will most probably be more. Thanks again and stay tuned for more details!

  • NerfBoy123

    Hey mate i got 2x now and i’ve got one for you as well mate, (you know SDCC Azog?), well i got 2 of him so if you want it you can have it. But i don’t know if you want it so if you do just ask

  • demoncat_4

    finished prototype or not . figured comic con will be the best place for smaug to finaly show himself in plastic. and no doubt the other characters coming in wave three . and the odd chance bd changes and some like maybe Galadriel or even Elrond get removed due to like needing more time to work on them from wave three. there is always future waves for them to be in. can’t wait for more news.

  • Laurence

    NerfBoy123 i’m okay thanks for offering anyway i have already one coming soon from BD after winning their guessing game. Also great you have 2 but you cannot give me one unless you live in my region, country or live near me. Thanks anyway!

  • NerfBoy123

    Hey Laurence is this ”demoncat_4” guy the one that you said speaks constantly and won’t shut up well i have asked to block him from here! is that a good idea mate?

  • Laurence

    No it isn’t NerfBoy123 just mind your own business and don’t concentrate on annoying him. Sorry about demoncat_4 he was just being horrible and mean, i am greatly sorry but i think he has got you mixed up with Demoncat4 not this one anyway demoncat_4 as you can see is a nice guy. Sorry once again mate but i gotta go you guys so see ya both later!