LOS ANGELES (May 5, 2013)—“Iron Man 3” had a $175.3 million opening weekend at the domestic box office, according to studio estimates Sunday, the second-biggest ever, behind the $207.4 million start last year for "The Avengers," which teamed him with other Marvel Comics heroes.
Opening a week earlier overseas, "Iron Man 3" has hauled in $504.8 million internationally, giving the blockbuster a worldwide total of $680.1 million.
The film shot past the $312 million international total for "Iron Man 2" in its entire theatrical run.
"Iron Man 3" far outpaced the franchise's first two movies.
"Iron Man" launched the series with a $98.6 million domestic debut in 2008, while 2010's "Iron Man 2" opened with $128.1 million.
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