Paramount and Marvel Entertainment mounted an aggressive international rollout of "Iron Man 2," with boffo results over the April 30-May 2 weekend at the international box office.
Sony announced "Men in Black III" will get the 3D treatment set for release May 25, 2012.
"Iron Man 2" got off to a sizable start this weekend, with midnight grosses totaling $7.5 million.
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The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner1Daily:$7.8M Cumulative:$32.5M Fox -42.23%
A Walk Among the Tombstones
A Walk Among the Tombstones2Daily:$2.9M Cumulative:$12.8M Universal Pictures -42.27%
This Is Where I Leave You
This Is Where I Leave You3Daily:$2.7M Cumulative:$11.6M Warner Brothers -44.36%
The studio is still tight-lipped on whether "Breaking Dawn" will be one or two films.
Summit has set a date for its final "Twilight" installment to be released Nov. 18, 2011.
The success of 3D has fueled the largest hike in average ticket prices since 2001.
"Iron Man 2" has officially kick-started the summer box office with a boffo early opening overseas.
"A Nightmare on Elm Street" rebooted effectively for Warner Bros. and New Line.