Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Iron Man 3’ Dominates

Posted 10:14 PM May 5th, 2013 by Logan Falk
Iron Man 3

Well, it’s fair to say that this weekend has been very kind to last week’s solitary new release, the long-awaited Iron Man 3. We all knew it would make a whole bunch of money on its opening weekend—the only question left was just how much.

The answer, as it turns out, is a titanic amount—$175.3 million, to be exact. This is beyond even its large predicted range—which extended to the high 160-millions—and is more money than some films could hope for in their entire time in theaters, let alone their first weekend. Whatever Marvel’s doing, they’re apparently doing it right.

The numbers for the holdover films are quite low by comparison, but it wouldn’t be much of a report if there was only one film reported on, would it? The second-highest earnings went to last week’s Pain and Gain, which earned another $7.6 million for a total of $33.9 million so far. 42 hung on to its spot at third-highest on the charts, making $6.2 million for a sum of $78.3 million. Oblivion also hung on to the upper levels of the charts, making almost $5.8 million, totaling its revenues thus far at $75.9 million.

And of course, everyone’s favorite movie that refuses to leave theaters, The Croods, made the fifth-largest earnings at $4.2 million, for a total of $168.7 million (numbers from Box Office Mojo).

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