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I never thought it possible, but Marvel’s Avengers has lost its title as the holder of the highest international box office monies for an opening weekend.  The new king of the ring – Iron Man 3!  We all knew that this flick was highly anticipated, but personally I never thought that it could turn into such a monster.  At last report, Iron Man 3 was at $195.3 million earned, which puts it well enough above Avengers’ $185.1 million.  See a load of statistics after the jump.

What’s even more amazing about the whole thing is that the movie did this without some huge international markets.  The movie has not yet released in China, Germany or Russia.  If it had been, those numbers would have been way fkn bigger.

Check out the following list to see who was eager to watch Iron Man 3:

  • Biggest opening weekend ever: Argentina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore
  • Biggest opening day ever: Taiwan, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia
  • Biggest Marvel opening weekend: Australia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Finland, Hungary, Romania, New Zealand, Argentina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippines and Malaysia
  • #1 film in every market and is the biggest opening weekend of all time in Asia Pacific and Latin America

And here’s a breakdown of how much the movie made in various countries:

  • UK – $21.5M
  • Korea – $19.2M
  • Australia – $18.4M
  • Mexico – $16.1M
  • France – $14.7M
  • Brazil – $12.3M
  • Italy – $11.2M
  • Taiwan – $8.4M
  • Philippines – $7.4M
  • Japan – $5.4M
  • India – $5.2M
  • Spain – $5.0M
  • HK – $4.9M
  • Malaysia – $4.6M
  • Indonesia – $4.5M
  • Other – $36.5M
  • Total – $195.3M

I guess The Avengers did its job in generating more interest for Marvel’s phase 2 projects.  Now it just remains to be seen whether Iron Man 3 will overthrow Avengers’ domestic numbers, a massive $207+ million.  If it does, it will officially become the lord and master of the Marvel franchises.  At least until Avengers 2 opens up in a few years, that is.

Check out Iron Man 3 (domestically) in just a few days on May 3rd.

 

Thanks to Screenrant for the heads-up.

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