"Iron Man 3" approaches $1 billion in global box office

Making it the second highest-grossing superhero movie of all time

Prachi Gupta
May 17, 2013 1:12AM (UTC)

"Iron Man 3," the Marvel Studios movie that now holds the second biggest film opening in the U.S., has reached $990.5 million in global ticket sales. THR reports that the Robert Downey Jr. film is now the No. 2 superhero movie of all time, behind "The Avengers."

From THR:


The tentpole has earned $691.9 million so far internationally, putting it at No. 11 on the list of top-grossing films.

In terms of global standing, Iron Man 3 has now passed up Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($963 million), Jurassic Park ($967 million) and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ($975 million) to become the 16th highest-grossing film of all time.

After North America, Iron Man 3 has taken in the most in China ($102.4 million), followed by Korea ($55.6 million), U.K. ($49.7 million), Mexico ($43.6 million) and Russia ($40.2 million).

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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