Marvel’s Iron Man 3 has opened at number 1 at the US box office, taking a staggering $174.2 Million.
This sum closely follows the record set by Marvel’s The Avengers for the biggest US opening of all time. Iron Man 3 has benefited from the success of The Avengers, due to it’s interlinking storylines, and will contribute to Marvel’s story for The Avengers 2 in 2015.
Marvel’s Iron Man 3 has made a worldwide box-office gross of $677 Million in just 12 days, £26.2 million of which has come from the UK box-office. The film will be contending against Star Trek: Into Darkness and Man of Steel to become this summer’s biggest hit but the film’s success will be hard to replicate.
Iron Man 3 is now in cinemas.