Box Office Beat: Iron Man 3 Earns Second Biggest Opening Ever!


Not bad for a sequel! The third chapter of Iron Man’s saga blew away the competition with earnings that put it on par with Marvel's The Avengers’ record breaking opening at the same time last year. With Robert Downey, Jr. firmly at the top, here’s where everyone else landed this weekend:

1. Iron Man 3 $175.3M
2. Pain & Gain $7.6M
3. 42 $6.2M
4. Oblivion $5.8M
5. The Croods $4.2M
6. The Big Wedding $3.9M
7. Mud $2.2M
8. Oz The Great and Powerful $1.8M
9. Scary Movie 5 $1.4M
10. The Place Beyond the Pines $1.3M