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2013-05-02 14:48
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Cape Town - The timing could not have been better for Marvel, after releasing the much-anticipated threequel Iron Man 3 on the Workers' Day public holiday in SA – and broke records in the process.

Iron Man 3 took in a staggering R 4 169 844 in its first day, knocking off Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt 2 as the biggest single day in South Africa’s box office history.

The movie opened in select foreign markets over the weekend and grossed a massive $198.4m – breaking the record previously held by last year’s superhero team-up of a lifetime, Marvel's The Avengers ($185m).

Iron Man 3 looks set to make even bigger business once it opens in the US on 3 May.

The third Iron Man film sees brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr) battling his demons after the devastating events of The Avengers.

When a new villain named Mandarin, played by Ben Kinglsey, attacks his lavish Malibu compound, Tony is forced to survive by his own wits.

Iron Man 3 also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, and James Badge Dale. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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