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Iron Man 3 rockets to U.S. number one with $175 million haul

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May 05, 2013 | 1:30pm EDT

Iron Man 3 has scored the second highest-grossing opening weekend in U.S. history. The sequel has crushed the competition around the world, and now it has soared to the top of the American box office with a staggering $175.3 million (GBP110 million) three-day total. That means Robert Downey, Jr. and Marvel Studios have the top two opening-weekend box office killers - last year's (12) The Avengers is the only film to have debuted with better figures - it remains the only movie to hit number one with more than $200 million (GBP125 million) in the U.S. Last week (ends03May13), Iron Man 3 landed the biggest opening day ever in China and became the biggest April release ever in Italy. The third installment in the blockbuster Marvel franchise has now earned over $680 million (GBP425 million) at the global box office.

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