Iron Man 3‘s $175.3 million makes it the second highest opening ever, behind last year’s The Avengers, which took in $207.4 million. Iron Man 3 blasted past Iron Man 2‘s opening ($128.1 million), which is extremely impressive because most sequels tend to earn less than their previous movies. Iron Man 3 should continue to do well and doesn’t have any real competition until May 15, when Star Trek Into Darkness opens.
Pain and Gain, 42 and Oblivion took the next three spots on the Top 10 list and The Croods, rounded out the Top 5. To date, The Croods has earned an impressive $168.7 million.
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Here is The Top 10 List for the weekend of May 3 – 5, 2013:
1. Iron Man 3 ($175,300,000)
2. Pain and Gain ($7,600,000)
3. 42 ($6,210,000)
4. Oblivion ($5,797,000)
5. The Croods ($4,225,000)
6. The Big Wedding ($3,875,000)
7. Mud ($2,150,000)
8. Oz The Great and Powerful ($1,822,000)
9. Scary Movie 5 ($1,435,000)
10. The Place Beyond the Pines ($1,298,000)
New Movies in bold.
Figures from Box Office Mojo
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