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Sunday, May 5, 2013

'Iron Man 3' earns $175 million in opening weekend

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. "Iron Man 3," $175.3 million ($175.9 million international). (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros: 'Iron Man 3' is strong but has a few more cracks in armor)
2. "Pain & Gain," $7.6 million. (Review by The Associated Press' David Germain: Director Michael Bay's bombast puts the pain in 'Pain & Gain')
3. "42," $6.2 million. (Review by Germain: '42' a classy but tame telling of Jackie Robinson tale, features fine effort from Harrison Ford)
4. "Oblivion," $5.8 million ($6.5 million international). (Review by Meszoros: 'Oblivion' a solid, brainy sci-fi adventure with stunning visuals a few missteps)
5. "The Croods," $4.2 million ($17.4 million international). (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire: Semi-prehistoric script cliches hurt, don't sink 'The Croods')
6. "The Big Wedding," $3.9 million ($2.5 million international).
7. "Mud," $2.2 million.
8. "Oz the Great and Powerful," $1.8 million. (Review by Lemire: 'Oz the Great and Powerful' a prequel that won't really wow old or new fans)
9. "Scary Movie 5," $1.4 million ($4 million international).
10. "The Place Beyond the Pines," $1.3 million.

— The Associated Press

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