Iron Man 3 Is Fifth-Highest Grossing Movie Of All Time
Massive success of superhero threequel puts it in exalted company...
Iron Man 3has become the fifth highest-grossing movie of all time, having already earned £754 million at the box office globally.
The Marvel/Disney superhero threequel has shot up the all-time chart for takings at cinemas - with only Avatar, Titanic, The Avengers and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 ahead of it.
Avatar notched up box office takings of £1.8bn - helped by being the first big 3D blockbuster, which gave it a significant hike in ticket prices.
And the movie is now by far the highest-grossing in the series, with the previous two instalments of the franchise not even breaching the all-time top 50.
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Fiege recently claimed the Iron Man franchise could survive beyond star Robert Downey Jr.