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‘Iron Man 3’ has huge overseas debut before U.S. release

Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie and Mark Wahlberg star in "Pain and Gain," which was the top movie at U.S. theaters over the weekend, but paled in comparison with a huge overseas opening for "Iron Man 3."
Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie and Mark Wahlberg star in "Pain and Gain," which was the top movie at U.S. theaters over the weekend, but paled in comparison with a huge overseas opening for "Iron Man 3."
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“Iron Man 3” was the heavy lifter at theaters overseas with a colossal debut abroad that overshadowed a gang of mercenary bodybuilders in a sleepy pre-summer weekend at the domestic box office. The Marvel Studios superhero sequel starring Robert Downey Jr. got an early start on its domestic launch this Friday with a $195.3 million opening in 42 overseas markets, distributor Disney reported Sunday. That topped the $185.1 million start for Marvel’s “The Avengers,” which ...


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