Iron Man 3 Passes $1bn Gross Mark
Superhero sequel joins elite list of 16 movies to breach a billion dollars...
Iron Man 3 has already passed the $1bn milestone in gross takings since opening last month.
The Marvel Studios superhero threequel has notched up ticket sales of $311,404,000 in the US and $698,900,000 globally - making a total of $1,010,304,000 as of Friday.
The movie is only the 16th film in history to achieve the feat - and the fourth comic book movie.
The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and The Dark Knight were the other three.
ComicBook.com reports that the film is expected to break into the all-time top 10 highest-grossing list - since it is still only three weekends into its run in US cinemas.
Marvel Studios big cheese Kevin Fiege recently said he hoped the Iron Man franchise could continue for years.