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Box Office: Iron Man 3 Takes Over, Scores Second Biggest Opening Weekend of All Time

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As expected, Iron Man 3 completely dominated the box office this weekend.

After setting a box office franchise record at midnight Friday, the highly anticipated superhero flick went on to rake in a whopping $175.3 million this weekend, scoring the second biggest opening weekend of all time (behind The Avengers' $207.5 million weekend last year). 

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The film, starring Robert Downey, Jr., shot past the opening weekends of both Iron Man and Iron Man 2, which nabbed $98.6 million and $128.1 million, respectively.

Globally, Iron Man 3 has amassed $680.1 million only 12 days after it was released internationally, making it highly likely that it will hit the $1 billion mark worldwide. To put that amount into perspective, Iron Man 2's final worldwide total was $624 million.

Meanwhile, Pain and Gain and 42 still remained in the top three, with the bodybuilder flick bringing in $7.6 million and the Jackie Robinson biopic landing $6.2 million. 

Tom Cruise's Oblivion and animated film The Croods, followed with $5.8 million and $4.2 million, respectively.

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Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, per Friday-Sunday studio estimates and stats as compiled per Box Office Mojo:

1. Iron Man 3, $175 million

2. Pain and Gain, $7.6 million

3. 42, $6.2 million

4. Oblivion, $5.8 million

5. The Croods, $4.2 million

6. The Big Wedding, $3.9 million 

7. Mud, $2.2 million

8. Oz the Great and Powerful, $1.8 million

9. Scary Movie 5, $1.4 million

10 .The Place Beyond the Pines, $1.3 million  

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