Tuesday 7 May 2013

Iron Man 3 the second biggest US opening of all time

Iron Man 3 Explodes on to US cinema screens at Number 1 with $174.2 million

Marvel’s Iron Man 3 rocketed to Number 1 in the US box office this weekend taking $174.2 million making it the second biggest US opening of all time after Marvel’s The Avengers. Iron Man 3 continues its domination of the global box office and record-breaking success with the international gross now $502.8 million, bringing the global total to an incredible $677 million in just 12 days. This has shot past the total global box office of Iron Man ($585.2) and Iron Man 2 ($623.9)

Marvel’s latest action-packed 3D adventure held on to the Number 1 spot in UK and has now reached an astounding £26.2 million in just 11 days. The opening weekend (£11.4 million) is the biggest of 2013 smashing the previous record held by Les Miserables and has significantly exceeded the opening weekend of the last two Iron Man movies (Iron Man took in £4,799,504 and Iron Man 2 £6,750,982).

With an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sir Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce, critics and movie-goers alike have been thrilled by the action and comedy in Iron Man 3.

Iron Man 3 is smart, funny and spectacular.’ 4 stars - The Guardian

Iron Man has rocketed from the box office and across the UK demonstrating just how popular the Armoured Avenger is with fans and families alike. Junior Superheroes can learn the moves of Iron Man by attending the Marvel Training Academy in local Disney Stores across the country, or join the Marvel Super Hero Takeover running on Disney’s Club Penguin the global #1 children’s virtual world, whilst older fans can test their flying and fighting skills on the new Iron Man 3: The Official Video Game for mobile devices or enjoy the new indie/rock compilation albums Heroes Fall.

Retailers across the country have welcomed the addition of a new and exciting selection of Iron Man 3 products that have joined existing Avengers, Spider-Man and Marvel product ranges. Action figures and costumes are already proving a hit in Disney Stores and Tesco have launched their own feature-packed Stark Armoury Iron Man 3 app that customers can enjoy using in store and online.

The Marvel experience will extend throughout the summer with the second series of the hit animated show Ultimate Spider-Man set to premiere on May 9th on Disney XD, followed in the autumn by the debut series of Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. leading up to the release of Thor: The Dark World, which will be released in the UK on 30 October 2013.

Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

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