Marvel’s Iron Man 3 has set a record; garnering over $175 million in its opening week, and becoming the highest grossing solo superhero movie.
According to studio estimates Sunday, “Iron Man 3” has raced to a worldwide total of $680.1 million. That includes $175.9 million in its second weekend overseas, where the film has rung up $504.8 million so far, trumping figures from The Amazing Spiderman & Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.
Iron Man 3 had the second-biggest domestic debut ever, behind the $207.4 million start over the same weekend last year for The Avengers, which teamed Downey’s Stark with other Marvel Comics heroes. The new sequel surpassed the $169.2 million opening for 2011’s Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, the previous second-place debut.
In just nine days, the film shot past the $312 million international total that Iron Man 2 grossed.