IRON MAN 3 Crosses $1 Billion at Box Office

     May 17, 2013

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The Billionaire Box Office Club has a new member.  Just a couple weeks out from its domestic release, Marvel’s Iron Man 3 has now grossed over $1 billion worldwide.  That makes the Shane Black-helmed pic the 16th film ever to cross that benchmark, as it surpasses the grosses of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ($974.9 million), Jurassic Park ($969.4 million), and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($963.4 million).  It also makes it the second highest grossing Marvel film of all time, easily besting Iron Man 2’s worldwide gross of $623.9 million.  Obviously, though, Iron Man 3 has a long way to go to catch up to The Avengers, which takes the number three all-time slot with $1.5 billion.  Hit the jump for more.

Though the positive reviews/reception certainly helped, one can point to the success of The Avengers as a major contributing factor to Iron Man 3’s box office achievement.  It’ll be interesting to see if that good will carries over into Marvel’s subsequent films, with Thor: The Dark World hitting theaters this fall and Captain America: The Winter Soldier scheduled to arrive next April.  At this rate, though, The Avengers 2 is on track to gross roughly $1 gajillion in 2015.

Will there be any more billion dollar grossers this year?  Man of Steel certainly has a shot, as does Fast & Furious 6, but what do you folks think?  Will Iron Man 3 stand alone or will we have another massive hit on our hands in 2013?  Sound off in the comments.

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