Iron Man 3’s Global Bow

Apparently there isn’t a worldwide economic slowdown for Tony Stark. Disney’s Iron Man 3 got off to a huge start internationally this past week, growing to more than $195 million in the U.K., South Korea, Australia, Mexico, and France, even before it opens in the U.S., China, Canada, and Russia later this week. Over the past few years, many big-budget Hollywood films have started opening abroad before they do in the U.S. as they seek to capitalize on the much more lucrative global market.