Iron Man 3 Dominates Box Office Again!

Superhero film Iron Man 3 got off to a massive start this weekend with a box office haul of 175.3 million dollars and in the process had the second biggest film opening of all time in the US.

According to Disney, combined with international sales, the film brought its total earnings to 680.1million dollars, the New York Daily News reported.

The movie stars Robert Downey Jr. as the billionaire businessman Tony Stark, whose superhero alter-ego spars with an evil extremist.

Avengers holds the opening record with 207.4 million dollars over its first three days.

Previous two installments of Iron Man earned a total of 1.2 billion dollars across the world, the Box Office Mojo website reported.

Last week’s winner, dark action comedy Pain and Gain, dropped to second place with 7.6 million dollars whereas baseball drama 42 took number three place with 6.2 million dollars.

Rounding out the top five was Tom Cruise’s post-apocalyptic thriller Oblivion that has earned 5.79 million dollars, and the animated film The Croods grossed 4.2 million dollars.

Top ten movies this weekend

1. Iron Man 3: 175 million dollar

2. Pain and Gain: 7.6 million dollar

3. 42: 6.2 million dollar

4. Oblivion: 5.8 million dollar

5. The Croods: 4.2 million dollar

6. The Big Wedding: 3.9 million dollar

7. Mud: 2.2 million dollar

8. Oz the Great and Powerful: 1.8 million dollar

9. Scary Movie 5: 1.4 million dollar

10. The Place Beyond the Pines: 1.3 million dollars

Iron Man 3 rules World Box Office!

Iron Man 3 has blasted to the top of the worldwide box office on its debut weekend, overtaking Avengers Assemble.

The third installment of the Marvel superhero franchise, starring Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow, launched globally with a 195.3 million US dollars in 42 countries ahead of its American opening on May 3, said distributor Disney.

That has topped the 185.1 million US dollars start for Avengers Assemble, and broke a number of records overseas, scoring the biggest opening weekend ever in Asia Pacific and Latin America, and individual countries including the UK, Argentina, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Dave Hollis, head of distribution for Disney, said: “You don’t know that you could ever repeat the kind of experience we had a year ago, and here the Marvel team brought together another incredible movie. We’ve had this as a pattern for Marvel films to kind of let momentum internationally help signal to the domestic audience that the film is coming, something big is coming.”

Michael Bay’s true-crime tale Pain And Gain muscled its way into first place in the US with a 20 million US dollar debut.

The Paramount release starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie knocked off Tom Cruise’s sci-fi adventure Oblivion after a week in the number one spot.

Sports drama 42 with Harrison Ford took third spot, while The Big Wedding, which features a star-studded ensemble cast including Robert De Niro, Robin Williams and Susan Sarandon, was in fourth place, followed by The Croods in the fifth spot.

SAG Awards 2013: Winners List

Every year stars from the film and television industries gather to honor their colleagues in their own award ceremony, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, prior to the Academy Awards.

This year, some of the highlights of Sunday night’s ceremony included Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) winning Best Actress award, Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables) winning her first SAG award, Tommy Lee Jones winning his first major award for his supporting role in Lincoln and the Academy Awards-snubbed movie Argo winning the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

We’ve got the full list of winners from last night. Read on to see who won:

Category: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Winner:Argo
Nominees: The Best Exotic Marigold HotelLes MisérablesLincolnSilver Linings Playbook

Category: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Nominees: Bradley Cooper- Silver Linings Playbook, John Hawkes- The Sessions, Hugh Jackman- Les Misérables, Denzel Washington- Flight

Category: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Winner:Jennifer Lawrence- Silver Linings Playbook
Nominees: Jessica Chastain- Zero Dark Thirty, Marion Cotillard- Rust and Bone, Helen Mirren- Hitchcock, Naomi Watts- The Impossible

Category: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Winner: Tommy Lee Jones- Lincoln
Nominees: Alan Arkin- Argo, Robert De Niro- Silver Linings Playbook, Philip Seymour Hoffman- The Master, Javier Bardem Skyfall

Category: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Winner: Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
Nominees: Sally Field- Lincoln, Helen Hunt- The Sessions, Nicole Kidman- The Paperboy, Maggie Smith-The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Category: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Winner:Modern Family
Nominees: 30 RockThe Big Bang TheoryGleeNurse Jackie The Office

Category: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Winner:Downton Abbey
Nominees: Boardwalk EmpireBreaking BadHomelandMad Men

Category: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Winner: Alec Baldwin- 30 Rock
Nominees: Ty Burrell- Modern Family, Louie C.K.- Louis, Jim Parsons- The Big Bang Theory, Eric Stonestreet- Modern Family

Category: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Winner: Tina Fey- 30 Rock
Nominees: Edie Falco- Nurse Jackie, Amy Poehler- Parks and Recreation, Sofia Vergara- Modern Family, Betty White- Hot in Cleveland

Category: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Winner: Bryan Cranston- Breaking Bad
Nominees: Steve Buscemi- Boardwalk Empire, Jeff Daniels- The Newsroom, Jon Hamm- Mad Men, Damian Lewis- Homeland

Category: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Winner: Claire Danes- Homeland
Nominees: Michelle Dockery- Downton Abbey, Jessica Lange- American Horror Story: Asylum, Maggie Smith- Downton Abbey, Julianna Margulies The Good Wife

Category: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Winner: Kevin Costner- Hatfields and McCoys
Nominees: Woody Harrelson- Game Change, Clive Owen- Hemingway and Gellhorn, Bill Paxton- Hatfields and McCoys, Ed Harris- Game Change

Category: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Winner: Julianne Moore- Game Change
Nominees: Nicole Kidman- Hemingway and Gellhorn, Charlotte Rampling- Restless, Sigourney Weaver-Political Animals, Alfre Woodard- Steel Magnolias