Iron Man 3 Conquers World With $195.3M, Pain & Gain Wins U.S. Market

Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow attend Marvel's' 'Iron Man 3' premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on April 24, 2013 in Hollywood, Calif. Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow attend Marvel's' 'Iron Man 3' premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on April 24, 2013 in Hollywood, Calif.

“Iron Man 3” is the heavy-lifter at theaters with a colossal overseas debut that overshadows a sleepy pre-summer weekend at the domestic box office.

The superhero sequel starring Robert Downey Jr. got a head-start on its domestic launch next Friday with a $195.3 million opening in 42 overseas markets.

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Sunday studio estimates show director Michael Bay’s true-crime tale “Pain & Gain” muscled into first-place domestically with a $20 million debut.

The movie starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie knocked off Tom Cruise’s sci-fi adventure “Oblivion” after a week in the No. 1 spot. “Oblivion” slipped to second-place with $17.4 million, raising its domestic total to $64.7 million.

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