Iron Man 3 smashes box office over opening weekend, breaks Aus record

30 April, 2013 by Emily Blatchford

Iron Man 3 has broken an Australian box office record with an opening weekend box office taking of $14,090,713.

This means the third instalment of the popular franchise, starring Robert Downey Junior and Gwyneth Paltrow, is now ranked seventh in the top 10 Australian opening weekends of all time. 

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Distributed by Disney, the action film opened in Australia on April 24 and knocked Paramount’s Transformers: the Revenge of the Fallen from its number seven perch. Transformers hit Australian screens on 24 June 2009 with an opening weekend box office of $13,642,520. 

Big-budget franchises dominate the top ten list, with Warner Bros’ Harry Potter taking three of the top five spots. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two comes in at number one with an opening weekend of $18,364,584 in 2011, while The Deathly Hallows: Part One sits at number three with a 2010 opening of $15, 291 926 and The Half Blood Prince of 209 at number five with $14,300,931. 

Also making the cut is The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Hoyts) at number two with an opening of $16,109,479 in 2009, and The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros) which took $15,107,438 over its opening weekend in 2012. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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