Iron Man 3 Rockets to $195.3 Million Internationally

Walt Disney Pictures announced this morning that Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 began its rollout in 42 international territories representing 79% of the international marketplace. The film has taken in an estimated $195.3 million, surpassing the $185.1 million international opening weekend take of Marvel’s The Avengers. The film opens in the U.S. the evening of May 2nd.

While the third installment hasn’t opened in Russia, China or Germany yet, here are some international highlights:

– Biggest opening weekend ever in Argentina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore.
– Biggest opening day ever in Taiwan, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia.
– Biggest Marvel opening weekend in: Australia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Finland, Hungary, Romania, New Zealand, Argentina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippines and Malaysia.
– #1 film in every market and is the biggest opening weekend of all time in Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Here is how the film is performing in the key territories:

UK $21.5M
Korea $19.2M
Australia $18.4M
Mexico $16.1M
France $14.7M
Brazil $12.3M
Italy $11.2M
Taiwan $8.4M
Philippines $7.4M
Japan $5.4M
India $5.2M
Spain $5.0M
Hong Kong $4.9M
Malaysia $4.6M
Indonesia $4.5M
Other $36.5M
Total $195.3M

Some additional details by key territory:

Australia – Biggest Disney and Marvel opening of all time.
Brazil – 2nd biggest opening weekend of all time.
Mexico – 3rd biggest opening weekend of all time.
France – 2nd biggest Marvel opening behind (Spider-Man 3).
Italy – Biggest April opening in industry history.
UK – 2nd biggest Marvel opening of all time behind The Avengers.
India – 2nd biggest all time opening, 44% above The Avengers.
Japan – 3rd biggest Marvel opening day.