"Iron Man 3" Sets Italian Opening Weekend Record

Though it has yet to hit theaters in the U.S., “Iron Man 3” is already breaking records overseas. The movie”s Italian debut this past weekend set a record as the most successful April opening ever in the country.

Though the nation”s cinema sector may be shrinking, the superhero sequel pulled in a record $11.3 million.

Overall, the Shane Black-directed flick, which stars Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow raked in about $200 million in opening week international sales, surpassing even “The Avengers.”

It”s important to note that the film has yet to debut in China, which will further boost international numbers. “Iron Man 3” comes to the States on May 3rd.