‘Iron Man 3’ Smashes $1 Billion Mark

Iron Man 3 surpassed $1 billion this week to join a very elite group of movies.

According to Box Office Mojo, Iron Man 3 is now 16th on the highest grossing movies list. The latest Iron Man movie has brought in $402 million at the domestic box office and $698 million at the international box office for a grand total of more than $1 billion.

Only 15 other movies have made more than Iron Man 3. James Cameron’s Avatar is currently the king of all-movies with a world-wide gross of $2.78 billion.

Iron Man 3’s box office sales have finally started to slow down. Last week the movie was challenged by The Great Gatsby and the super-hero movie is not expected to maintain the top spot at the box office by the end of this weekend.

Still, $1 billion is a pretty impressive mark.

Avatar ($2.7), Titanic ($2.1), The Avengers ($1.5), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($1.3), Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($1.1), The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King ($1.1), Skyfall ($1.1), The Dark Knight Rises ($1.1), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($1.06), Toy Story 3 ($1.06), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($1.04), Star Wars: Episode I – Phantom Menace ($1.02), Alice In Wonderland ($1.02), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($1.01), The Dark Knight ($1.004) are the only movies to make more money than Iron Man 3.

Iron Man 3 is now in the exclusive $1 billion movie club. It’s star, Robert Downey Jr. is now in an even more exclusive club. Downey Jr. now has two $1 billion movies with Iron Man 3 and The Avengers. Johnny Depp has three $1 billion movies with two Pirates movies and Alice in Wonderland.