‘Iron Man 3’ Has Huge Opening Weekend With $175.3M
Summer blockbuster season has officially begun.
It’s a historical achievement, as the film is only second to The Avengers for the title of biggest opening of all time. (The 2012 picture opened with $207 million nearly one year ago).
Way behind in second place was last week’s box office winner Pain & Gain, with a mere $7.6 million, followed by the baseball biopic 42 with $6.2 million.
Tom Cruise’s latest picture Oblivion grossed $5.8 million this weekend, bringing its total to $76 million, while the 3D animated flick The Croods round out the top five, with $4.2 million. To date, the film, which features the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone and Nicolas Cage, has grossed more than $165 million.
On deck for the month of May: The Great Gatsby (May 10), Star Trek Into Darkness (May 17), Fast & Furious 6 (May 24), The Hangover 3 (May 24) and After Earth (May 31).
What did you watch at the movies this weekend?