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Iron Man 3 sets opening weekend record
Iron Man 3, which opened last weekend, became the second highest grossing film on opening weekend grossing $175,300,000. The highest grossing film is The Avengers ($207,438,708) which also featured Iron Man. Here’s the list of the all-time highest grossing films.
Interesting observation from Ray Subers of Box Office Mojo in the USA Today:
“With very few exceptions, the third entry in an ongoing franchise winds up grossing less than its predecessor, no matter how well-liked the predecessor was,” Subers says. “That probably won’t be the case with Iron Man 3, though, because it’s being perceived as a follow-up to The Avengers, not to Iron Man 2.”
I took the kids on Saturday morning. It was well received by all. While another sequel is possible, it felt like the film was wrapped rather neatly and that could be the last Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr. is out of contract for another Iron Man film, but is slated to appear in the next The Avengers movie.