Saturday Update: Disney reports that Iron Man 3 took in $19.8 million on Friday. BoxOffice projects a $70 million sophomore frame based on that.
Check back later for an overseas update.
Friday Update #3: Iron Man 3 now looks poised for $75 million during its sophomore frame, according to industry sources. If that sticks, IM3 will be sitting pretty at $287.4 million in North America.
Check back tomorrow for official studio estimates.
Friday Update #2: Sources tell BoxOffice that Iron Man 3 is headed for just over $70 million during its sophomore frame in North America. An even $70 million would put the Disney release at $282.4 million in North America and $864 million globally. That means the overseas weekend tally would only have to be $36 million for the film to hit $900 million.
Friday, 5/10 Update: Iron Man 3's current global total is a healthy $794 million. $581.6 million comes from overseas grosses, and the remaining $212.4 million is from North America. A strong weekend at home and abroad would easily push the action flick past the $900 million global mark.
Check back over the course of the weekend for updates.
WEDNESDAY, 5/8 UPDATE: Iron Man 3 has now surpassed the global totals for Captain America ($369M), Iron Man ($585M), and Iron Man 2 ($624M).
The superhero film has grossed $740.7 million globally and will be keeping an eye on the $1 billion mark as it continues to do big business in the U.S. and overseas.
Iron Man 3 had a $175.9 million overseas weekend in its second week of release outside of North America. Robert Downey Jr.'s superhero film has now grossed $680.1 million globally after posting the second-highest North America debut in history, following The Avengers.
Iron Man 3 has now surpassed the global box office gross of Captain America ($369M), Thor ($449M), Iron Man ($585), and Iron Man 2 ($62M) after only twelve days in release. The film holds the highest opening day of all time in China, Russia, Taiwan, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, South Africa, and the Ukraine. Iron Man 3 also holds the biggest opening weekend in history for Argentina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates.
Oblivion withstood another Iron Man weekend at the overseas box office. The Tom Cruise film added another $6.5 million to reach an overseas total of $146.8 million. The number, however, is ultimately disappointing in light of the performance of other big ticket options around the world. Strong premieres had the film on track to reach $200 million overseas, but a steady drop-off in subsequent weeks puts all the pressure on the film's run in China, where it premieres next week, in order to reach that benchmark. The global total for Oblivion is $222.8 million.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation has outgrossed the new Tom Cruise film with a $237.1 million overseas total and $355.8 million global cume. G.I. Joe has strongly benefited from success in China, and is hoping the Japanese box office can boost their total when the film opens there on June 8.
The Croods crossed the $350 million overseas mark this weekend with a $9 million push from 49 markets. The animated film has grossed $351.7 million overseas, leading to an impressive $520.4 million global total.
Identity Thief reached an overseas total of $36.5M over the weekend. The global total for Identity Thief is $169.9 million. The film will open in Brazil, Turkey, and Sweden next weekend
Mama has grossed $69.4 million overseas, with France being the only major territory left in its theatrical run on May 15. Mama has a global cume of $141 million.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters opened in Italy, its last territory in the overseas market, and scored a solid $1.7 million weekend to bring its overseas total to $168.2 million. The global total for the film is $223.9 million.
Jurassic Park 3D opened in France this weekend and reached an $8.6 million overseas total. The 3D reconversion of Steven Spielberg's film has now grossed $52.3 million globally.