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.
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.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$5.1M Cumulative:$148.5M Fox 20.68%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures 7.18%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.3M Cumulative:$21.7M Disney 25.48%