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06 May 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

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It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas for Marvel, and not just because Iron Man 3 is a typically festive Shane Black film. After reaching an impressive $504 million at the overseas box office in just one week, the movie is now looking at more than $175 million for its first US weekend, according to studio estimates. The figures mean give Tony Stark and co the second-biggest opening weekend, after a little film known in the US as The Avengers.

Iron Man’s success meant Pain & Gain had to slip into second, with the bodybuilders taking home $7.6 million. Jackie Robinson biopic 42 stayed in third place with $6.2 million, while Oblivion slipped to fourth and $5.7 million. Rounding out the top five, animated adventure The Croods remained in place for $4.2 million.

The Big Wedding was down to sixth, earning $3.8 million, while Mud expanded its cinema count and soared into the top 10 at seventh with $2.1 million. Oz The Great And Powerful was also back, slipping into eighth with a somewhat surprising $1.8 million. Scary Movie 5 fell to ninth and $1.4 million, while The Place Beyond The Pines was 10th with $1.2 million.

To see Tony Stark and his suits take on The Rock in the full charts, head to Box Office Mojo.


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Daring To Deface The Mandarin
@joshsym.I agree with you. The Mandarin seemed like such a cruel, harsh villain until they pulled the silly twist for cheap laughs and replaced him Guy Pearce and his Ready Brek glow which was nowhere near as good. Huge mistake that really hurt the movie. Apparently they were worried that The Mandarin would come across as a racist stereotype and no doubt hurt the movie's takings in new markets like China and other Asian countries. Typical 21st century movie, no balls and all about the money. More

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Daring To Deface The Mandarin
@joshsym.I agree with you. The Mandarin seemed like such a cruel, harsh villain until they pulled the silly twist for cheap laughs and replaced him Guy Pearce and his Ready Brek glow which was nowhere near as good. Huge mistake that really hurt the movie. Apparently they were worried that The Mandarin would come across as a racist and no doubt hurt the movie's takings in places like China and other asian countries. Typical 21st century movie, no balls and all about the money. More

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good movie- but the mandarin deserved better
good stuff, truth be told i was a little disappointed by the mandarin twist, which destroyed an iconic character The mandarin is to iron man what Joker is to batman the reveal with Killich simply wasnt it and I think most fans agree that maybe the twist wasnt needed. Having said that the rest of the movie was a lot of fun and still worth watching. More

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