The $16.4 million opening weekend for Iron Man 3 was the only highlight at the South Korean box office last weekend. The film trounced its rivals, scoring a $11,065 per-screen average that nearly equaled the cumulative total of all the other per-screen averages on the top ten. The release of the latest Marvel film slowed down domestic success story Legendary Fist, which dropped 58% in its third week. Legendary Fist was still able to break the $10 million mark in its cumulative gross, however, thanks to its $979,828 weekend gross. Oblivion has been out for the same number of weeks than Legendary Fist but has been unable to overtake it at the box office. The Tom Cruise film came in third place last weekend and has grossed a total of $9.3 million in South Korea.
Box office results for South Korea. April 26-28, 2013.
SATURDAY UPDATE: Iron Man 3 added another $43.1 million to its overseas gross on Friday, reaching a $388.3 million overseas total after ten days in release. Combined with Friday's $68.3 million take in the U.S., Iron Man 3 has reached a $456.6 million global total.
Iron Man 3: Top Territories. Cumulative Gross by Territory as of May 4, 2013
Hong Kong $8.9M
Overseas Total $388.3M
FRIDAY UPDATE: Iron Man 3 crossed $37.7 million overseas on Thursday to reach a $345.4million overseas total. Combined with Thursday's $15.6 million take from North American previews, Iron Man 3 has now grossed $361 million globally. The film broke opening day records in Russia and the Ukraine, already surpassing the $312 million total overseas gross of Iron Man 2.
Iron Man 3: Top Territories. Cumulative Gross by Territory as of May 3, 2013
China $30.0M (Estimate)
United Kingdom $28.0M
Hong Kong $8.3M
Other markets $60.3M
Overseas Total: $345.4M
THURSDAY UPDATE: Iron Man 3 grossed $65.6 million on Wednesday to pass the $300 million overseas benchmark on its way to a $307 million overseas total. The film has now surpassed the overseas totals for Iron Man ($267 million) and Thor ($268 million). It is on track to surpass Iron Man 2's $312 overseas total tomorrow, only its ninth day in release.
Iron Man 3 opened in China, Germany, South Africa, and Thailand yesterday. It broke all opening day records in China with an estimated $21.5 million gross. It went on to post the biggest single-day numbers in history for South Africa and Thailand.
Iron Man 3: Top Territories. Cumulative Gross by Territory as of May 2, 2013
United Kingdom $26.8M
Hong Kong $7.9M
Other markets $52.5M
Other new markets $1.1M
OVERSEAS TOTAL: $307.7M
WEDNESDAY: Iron Man 3 surpassed the overseas total for Captain America, grossing $24.3 million on Tuesday to reach a global total of $242.1 million ahead of its U.S. release. The film is already off to a great start in China.
Iron Man 3: Top Territories. Cumulative Gross by Territory as of April 30, 2013
United Kingdom $24.3M
Hong Kong $6.4M
Iron Man 3 recorded the biggest Disney and Marvel opening of all time in Australia over the weekend. The Robert Downey Jr. movie grossed $14.4 million at 637 screens for a $22,731 per-screen average. Iron Man 3 currently has a $17.9 million cume in Australia. Other releases struggled to hold on, as no other new releases were able to break into the top ten. The Croods fared best, adding $1.5 million to its $23.9 million cume. Olympus Has Fallen and Oblivion had bigger drops, however, as both films grossed around the $1 million mark early into their release. Olympus fell 48% in its second weekend, bringing in $1 million to reach $3.6 million in Australia. Oblivion wasn't able to reach the $1 million weekend benchmark for the first time. The Tom Cruise film has grossed $8.1 million after three weeks in release.
Box Office Results for Australia. April 26-28, 2013.