Iron Man 3 grabs $21.5m in China debut

2013-05-03 12:41
Los Angeles - Iron Man has outgunned the entire Avengers crew in China.

According to distributor Disney, Robert Downey Jr's solo sequel Iron Man 3 had a record opening in China with $21.5m on Thursday.

That tops the $17m opening day for Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

It also beats the $18m haul that The Avengers took in over its first two days in China last year.

Since it began rolling out overseas last week, Iron Man 3 has climbed to $307.7m worldwide.

That's just a few million dollars shy of the international total Iron Man 2 pulled in over its entire run.

Iron Man 3 opened in SA theatres on 1 May, taking in over R4m on its opening day and smashing the previous record held by Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt 2.

The movie launches in US theatres with early screenings ahead of its release on Friday.