'Iron Man 3' Passes $13 Million in Hong Kong; Becomes All-time Third Highest Grossing Film

2:30 AM PST 05/20/2013 by Karen Chu
Marvel Entertainment

Third installment of Marvel's franchise already has broken four box office records in Hong Kong.

HONG KONG – Iron Man 3 stormed past the HK$100 million mark at the Hong Kong box office to become the third highest grossing film of all time in the region.

The Marvel blockbuster, starring Robert Downey Jr., has raked in HK$101.6 million ($13 million) from its April 25 opening to May 20, according to the Hong Kong Motion Pictures Industry Association and the Hong Kong Theatres Association.

It is the third top grossing film behind James Cameron’s Avatar and Titanic, which took HK$178 million and HK$115 million, respectively. It squeezed last year’s The Avengers, which grossed HK$96.7 million, out of the top three.

The third installment of the Iron Man franchise, which broke box office records around the world, is already the holder of four box office records in Hong Kong. It has the biggest opening weekend with HK$36 million, ahead of The Avengers and Transformers: Dark of the Moon; the biggest opening week with HK$57 million; the highest grossing non-public holiday opening day with HK$6.6 million; and the top-grossing single day with HK$11.7 million.

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