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A strong indicator that this weekend’s U.S. box office will pave the way for a guaranteed Iron Man 3, international returns for Iron Man 2 were strong last weekend as the flick took in over $100 million.
Paramount decided to debut “Iron Man 2″ early internationally to get ahead of June’s World Cup, which will keep many soccer fans at home watching TV, and to take advantage of the May Day holiday weekend. Domestically, the studio pushed the movie back a week to make sure it would play through the lucrative Memorial Day holiday.
Grosses were particularly strong in Britain, with $12.2 million; South Korea, with $10.8 million; Australia, $8.8 million; France and Russia, $8.2 million; and Mexico with $7.3 million.
(via L.A. Times)