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'Iron Man 3' Posts Ninth Biggest Single Day Gross on Friday!

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May 04, 2013 | 8:54am EDT

Iron Man 3 suitDisney/Marvel's Iron Man 3 posts ninth biggest single-day gross of all-time with $68.312M and puts the film on track for a North American weekend debut in the $165 million to $170 million range.  2008’s Iron Man had a first day gross of $38.7 million (with an opening weekend of $98.6M) & 2010’s Iron Man 2 posted a first day total of $51,239,677 million (with an opening weekend of $128.1M). 

Here is the North American data courtesy of Disney:

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES
Estimated Daily Grosses
 
IRON MAN 3
(Week 1;  4,253 Theatres)
Fri 5/3/13 Estimate – 68,312,000
Estimated Cumulative Gross (Through Fri 5/3/13) – 68,312,000

Here are the comps from Hollywood.com Box Office division:

TOP SINGLE-DAY MOVIE GROSSES OF ALL-TIME - UPDATED THROUGH FRIDAY, MAY 3 2013                               
RANK    Day of Release    Day of Week    Date    Single-Day Gross
    HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 2 (WARNER BROS.) - Opened 7/15/11            
1    1    Friday    7/15/2011    $91,071,119
                
    MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS (DISNEY) - Opened 5/04/12            
2    1    Friday    5/4/2012    $80,813,985
                
    THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (WARNER BROS.) - Opened 7/20/12            
3    1    Friday    7/20/2012    $75,754,897
                
    THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON (SUMMIT ENT.) - Opened 11/20/09            
4    1    Friday    11/20/2009    $72,703,754
                
    THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 1 (SUMMIT ENT.) - Opened 11/18/11            
5    1    Friday    11/18/2011    $71,642,526
                
    THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 2 (SUMMIT ENT.) - Opened 11/16/12            
6    1    Friday*  *Includes Thurs. previews/12:01 Friday Shows of $30.4M    11/16/2012    $71,167,839
                
    MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS (DISNEY) - Opened 5/04/12            
7    2    Saturday    5/5/2012    $69,557,990
                
    THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE (SUMMIT ENT.) - Opened 06/30/10            
8    1    Wednesday    6/30/2010    $68,533,840
                
    IRON MAN 3 (DISNEY) - Opened 05/03/13            
9    1    Friday*  *Includes Thurs. previews/12:01 Friday Shows of $15.6M    5/3/2013    $68,312,000
                        
    THE HUNGER GAMES (LIONSGATE) - Opened 03/23/12            
10    1    Friday    3/23/2012    $67,263,650
                
    THE DARK KNIGHT (WARNER BROS.) - Opened 7/18/08            
11    1    Friday    7/18/2008    $67,165,092

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