'Iron Man 3' Finishes with $174.1M Opening Weekend

Posted at: 05/07/2013 10:43 AM | Updated at: 05/07/2013 11:15 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Disney's Marvel Studios continues to mine precious metal with a $174.1 million opening weekend for "Iron Man 3," the second-biggest domestic debut ever behind the $200-million-plus launch of "The Avengers" a year ago.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

  1. "Iron Man 3," Disney, $174,144,585, 4,253 locations, $40,946 average, $174,144,585, one week.
  2. "Pain & Gain," Paramount, $7,511,315, 3,287 locations, $2,285 average, $33,830,390, two weeks.
  3. "42," Warner Bros., $6,055,327, 3,345 locations, $1,810 average, $78,181,097, four weeks.
  4. "Oblivion," Universal, $5,642,335, 3,430 locations, $1,645 average, $75,814,250, three weeks.
  5. "The Croods," Fox, $4,202,639, 2,915 locations, $1,442 average, $168,720,798, seven weeks.
  6. "The Big Wedding," Lionsgate, $3,881,857, 2,633 locations, $1,474 average, $14,216,422, two weeks.
  7. "Mud," Roadside Attractions, $2,160,319, 576 locations, $3,751 average, $5,168,217, two weeks.
  8. "Oz the Great and Powerful," Disney, $2,113,009, 1,160 locations, $1,822 average, $228,858,941, nine weeks.
  9. "Scary Movie 5," Weinstein Co., $1,441,360, 1,857 locations, $776 average, $29,609,668, four weeks.
  10. "The Place Beyond the Pines," Focus, $1,280,152, 1,162 locations, $1,102 average, $18,676,792, six weeks.
  11. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," Paramount, $1,270,094, 1,804 locations, $704 average, $118,752,410, six weeks.
  12. "Olympus Has Fallen," FilmDistrict, $1,194,650, 1,632 locations, $732 average, $95,374,529, seven weeks.
  13. "Jurassic Park" in 3-D, Universal, $896,750, 980 locations, $915 average, $43,756,735, five weeks.
  14. "The Company You Keep," Sony Pictures Classics, $703,465, 541 locations, $1,300 average, $3,433,182, five weeks.
  15. "Evil Dead," Sony, $614,524, 959 locations, $641 average, $53,200,013, five weeks.
  16. "Tyler Perry's Temptation," Lionsgate, $411,592, 504 locations, $817 average, $51,365,503, six weeks.
  17. "Jack the Giant Slayer," Warner Bros., $295,425, 335 locations, $882 average, $64,151,565, 10 weeks.
  18. "Disconnect," LD Entertainment, $210,744, 161 locations, $1,309 average, $1,054,974, four weeks.
  19. "Identity Thief," Universal, $204,010, 300 locations, $680 average, $133,454,405, 13 weeks.
  20. "Silver Linings Playbook," Weinstein Co., $198,548, 468 locations, $424 average, $131,703,512, 25 weeks.

___ Online: http://www.hollywood.com
___ Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.;

Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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