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JAPAN: 'Iron Man 3' Loses Its First Major Market on May 08, 2013

53429296680800441582126.jpgMeitantei Conan Private Eye 2013 increased its take by 6% over its third weekend in release to gross $4.6 million and unseat Iron Man 3 from the top spot in the Japanese box office. Japan is the first major market to have Iron Man 3 fall out of the top spot. Iron Man 3 was unseated by a film that's already been in release for three weeks and screening in nearly 200 less theaters. The super hero film slipped down to second place in only its second weekend, conceding the #1 spot despite only falling 13% and grossing $3.6 million.

The weekend saw six other hold-overs increase their take from the previous weekend. Shield of Straw jumped 14%, to fourth place with $2.1 million and reached an $8.8 million cume. Crayon Shin-Chan 2013 saw the biggest gain compared to its previous week's gross, increasing its take by 25% with a $1.9 million weekend and an $8.7 million cume. Even Wreck-It Ralph saw a bump in its seventh week, going up 22% and reaching a $29.6 million cume.  

Box office results for Japan. May 3-5, 2013.

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GERMANY: 'Iron Man 3' Beats 'Scary Movie 5' for #1 on May 07, 2013

iron-man-3.jpgIron Man 3 opened strong in Germany with an $8.9 million debut weekend. The superhero film was well above second place Scary Movie 5, which grossed $1.2 million over the weekend for a cume of $4.7 million in Germany. Oblivion tumbled 54% to fifth place in its fourth week, averaging just north of a thousand dollars per screen. Oblivion has grossed $7.6 million in Germany and the $10 million benchmark is looking less likely as the weeks pass.  

Box office results for Germany. May 3-5, 2013.

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FRANCE: 'Iron Man 3' $7.8M Leads a Robust Weekend on May 07, 2013

Iron-Man-3-Stills-iron-man-33278597-500-301.jpgA strong weekend in France saw nine of the ten films on the chart gross over a million dollars. Iron Man 3 led the way with a $7.8 million gross after falling 48% from its premiere weekend. Les Profs continued its domestic success with a $4.2 million gross in its third weekend in release. Les Profs has a $20.7 million cumulative gross in France. 

Box office results for France. May 3-5, 2013.

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AUSTRALIA: 'Iron Man 3' Continues Strong, 'Big Wedding' Opens Big on May 07, 2013

53429296680800441582126.jpgA good box office weekend saw high per-screen averages for all the films in the top ten in Australia. Iron Man 3 added $6.4 million to reach a $28 million total in Australia, retaining the top spot by a wide margin.

The Big Wedding was a pleasant surprise despite its high-profile failure to reach U.S. audiences. The Australian premiere brought in a $1.2 million total, a strong second place showing. It doubled the weekend gross of Olympus Has Fallen, in third place with $614,599. The Place Beyond the Pines was the other successful weekend premiere. Derek Cianfrance's multi-generational drama grossed a strong $3,236 average in only 63 screens, the lowest screen count in this week's chart. 

Box office results for Australia. May 3-5, 2013.

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