He Is Iron Man – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

Phase 2 for the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked off with a huge bang this weekend with the arrival of Iron Man 3. Here’s how it did!

iron man and DowneyWith new director Shane Black on board and excitement high because of the phenomenal success of the Avengers, Iron Man 3 was virtually bound for greatness, which it delivered. Bringing in an estimated $175 million (as predicted), the film scored the second-highest opening weekend of all time, sitting comfortably behind the Avengers’ $207 million. This number is significantly higher than Iron Man 2’s $128 opening, which might be attributed to the perception of Iron Man 3 as a real follow-up/sequel to the Avengers. Regardless, it’s an outstanding number, as is the $680 million the film has already grossed worldwide. Look for Iron Man 3 to hold onto the top next weekend as well.

Find out how the rest of top five performed after the jump!

No other film came close to Iron Man 3’s numbers. Pain and Gain dropped to second with $7.6 million. 42 was in third place with $6 million. Oblivion landed in fourth with $5.7 million, while The Croods rounded things out in fifth with $4 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Iron Man 3 – $175 million
2) Pain and Gain – $7.6 million
3) Oblivion – $9 million
4) 42 – $6 million
5) The Croods – $5.5 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Iron Man 3 – $175 million
2) Pain and Gain – $11 million
3) 42 – $6 million
4) Oblivion – $5.7 million
5) The Croods – $4 million

Next weekend brings the long-awaited release of The Great Gatsby. Check back on Friday to see our predictions.

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3 Replies to “He Is Iron Man – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report”

    1. I must admit some serious satisfaction with the predictions this weekend 🙂

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