While it doesn't open in the United States until this coming Friday, "Iron Man 3" made its debut in over forty international markets this past weekend.
Unsurprisingly, the film topped the global box-office and raked in a whopping $195.3 million. That surpasses the $185.1 million international first weekend debut of last year's "The Avengers," and far exceeds the $100 million performance of "Iron Man 2".
The film topped what has been a very healthy few weeks at the foreign box-office with films like "The Croods," "Oblivion" and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" making double their U.S. domestic totals in markets outside North America.
Within the U.S. though, the final weekend of April proved a fairly quiet one with Michael Bay's dark comedy "Pain and Gain" scoring a modest $20 million. Another wide opener, "The Big Wedding," opened to just $7.5 million.