“Iron Man 3” (Disney)

Pic will now open May 1 in China

Iron Man 3″ is taking care of business at the international box office.

Disney/Marvel’s 3D superhero has cumed a robust $36.5 million through Thursday from 27 territories, including $8.1 million in Australia and $4.7 mil in France.

The Robert Downey Jr.-starrer also generated $3 million in Korea, surpassing “The Avengers” as the region’s biggest Thursday opening for Marvel.

Thursday’s tallies represent 49% of the international market. Pic, which opened in 12 foreign locations Wednesday, rolls out to 46 markets Friday.

According to Disney, Marvel’s flagship pic also bumped up its China release from May 3 to May 1. Having shot a number of scenes in China, “Iron Man 3″ received a special Chinese edit in order to facilitate the tentpole’s release in the country.

Iron Man 3,” produced by Kevin Feige, opens Stateside May 3.

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