‘Iron Man 3’ Breaks IMAX Opening Weekend Record with $28.6 Million

Director Shane Black’s sequel played in 592 IMAX theaters around the world, breaking records in China, Russia, and Ukraine.

Iron Man 3 break IMAX weekend record
Iron Man 3 break IMAX weekend record
IMAX Corporation and Marvel Entertainment announced that Marvel's Iron Man 3 has grossed an estimated $28.6 million for the weekend in 592 IMAX theatres worldwide, setting an all-time global IMAX opening weekend record. The film, which premiered in North America Friday, May 3, and returns star Robert Downey Jr. to his now-iconic title role, established several other IMAX records and benchmarks, including:

  • The film generated $15.6 million domestically, setting a new IMAX opening-weekend record for May and establishing the second-best IMAX opening weekend in North America
  • Multiple individual theatre opening weekend records with 27 IMAX theatres establishing new Friday records, and 22 setting new marks for Saturday
  • Record-breaking IMAX openings in key territories, including China ($63,000 per screen), Russia ($77,000 per screen) and Ukraine ($47,000 per screen)
  • Iron Man 3 has now grossed $39.3 million in IMAX at the global box office, and the film overall has grossed $174.2 million domestically and $677 million globally so far.

Dave Hollis, Executive Vice President, Theatrical Exhibition Sales and Distribution, The Walt Disney Studios, had this to say in a statement.

"IMAX continues to be an in-demand format for premium, immersive moviegoing experiences like those created by Marvel's action-packed films, and we're very proud of the record-setting performance of Marvel's Iron Man 3 on IMAX screens around the world."

Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Entertainment, released his own statement.

"Iron Man 3 is a bona fide global hit and the perfect property to kick off the summer season. Films like this form a strong foundation for our portfolio and we once again congratulate Marvel, Disney and the film's cast and crew for creating a film that so clearly resonates with IMAX fans around the world."

About Iron Man 3

Marvel's Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-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?

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Marvel's Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel's iconic super hero Iron Man, who first appeared in the pages of "Tales of Suspense #39" in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with "The Invincible Iron Man #1" in May of 1968.

Marvel's Iron Man 3 is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D'Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. You can learn more about Marvel's Iron Man 3 by visiting Marvel's official site at Marvel.com/IronMan3.

Iron Man 3 was released May 3rd, 2013 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale. The film is directed by Shane Black.

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  1. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Yes, I think he'll be back for it as well.

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  2. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic that he will be back

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  3. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 You bet that he will, what?

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  4. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 I have a feeling that he will be back for Iron Man 4, because if he retires from the Marvel movies, he would let alot of fans down and i don't think he would want that to happen.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  5. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic well he better come back in iron man 4 and unretire

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  6. Cartman

    @bawnian-dexeus oh i see you mother f*cker...

    2 years agoby @c-a-r-t-m-a-nFlag

  7. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @c-a-r-t-m-a-n I'm talking about IMAX records in general you dumb f*ck

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  8. Sean

    @c-a-r-t-m-a-n No, It unfortunately was not there in the movie, but I am thinking that we'll see it in either Guardians of the Galaxy or The Avengers 2 or Iron Man 4(if there will be an iron man 4). We'll probably see him wear it in one or a few of those movies, if not all of those movies.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. Cartman

    @bawnian-dexeus its what DC fan boys like you said in Avengers B.O. record threads, TDKR will break Avengers record. Whats the reality? Avengers raped TDKR in B.O... Yes records are easy to break by another Marvel movie. DC can never come near Marvel at the B.O. no matter how much you fan boys cry and keep posting 100 lines comment... tc

    2 years agoby @c-a-r-t-m-a-nFlag

  10. Cartman

    @themoviefanatic I told you... hay what abt the the space suit scene? was it der?

    2 years agoby @c-a-r-t-m-a-nFlag

  11. Sean

    @c-a-r-t-m-a-n it is worth the win and definitely worth the wait. I enjoyed every single minute of it :) .

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  12. CoreyB

    Great to hear! Iron Man 3 was great! IMO I thought it was Downey Jr's best performance as Tony Stark. The film felt more like the first one which was awesome! It was a huge improvement on 2 and only a little behind the Avengers and 1 ...again imo. Any1 else love the opening with "Im Blue"??? So sick. This movie was spectacular and i reccomend you check it out in Imax.

    2 years agoby @CoreyBFlag

  13. arthurg09

    @thedude1. No you got me I literally said thedude1 is a hater. Sorry but I didn't do that. You didn't know I followed your post? I know you gave good and bad reviews on both marvel and DC so much respect. The post is to the ones I know are doing so because the are die hard DC fans and want MOS to be number #1. Reality is I hope MOS is a great movie I'm just not going to bet the farm on it based on trailers ad TV spots. Was everyone going to like iron man 3? No. did everyone have to like iron man 3? No. The difference between iron man and MOS is that iron man had nothing to prove. That's just the truth. Even you have to agree with that.

    2 years agoby @arthurg09Flag

  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    These records are so easy to break

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  15. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    These records are so easy to break

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  16. Cartman

    @ghostman finally someone who is having good taste. I dont care about the -ve reviews nor do Iron Man - he replied to all the haters via B.O. records all over the world!!

    2 years agoby @c-a-r-t-m-a-nFlag

  17. TheDude1

    @arthurg09 You've caught me. I've been giving the phase 1 movies great ratings because I'm a massive DC fan. Yeah that makes sense.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  18. arthurg09

    YEA!!!!! Phase two baby. Iron man 3 was great. Haters are just mad because there die hard DC movie fans and it kills them that marvel is on phase two of a cinematic universe and they don't even have a blue print on one yet.

    2 years agoby @arthurg09Flag

  19. Ghostman

    @c-a-r-t-m-a-n I know right? Who cares about what the haters have to say, this movie was awesome!

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  20. Cartman

    expected.. worth the win.

    2 years agoby @c-a-r-t-m-a-nFlag

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