While Iron Man 3 did really well overseas breaking all kinds of records, did word get back to the States about the movie resulting in a midnight opening that didn't break any records or surpass The Avengers?
Iron Man 3 saw a $15.6M midnight opening, while The Avengers movie scored $18.7 million.
For comparison, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 had $43.5 million for its own midnight opening.
Iron Man 3 opened huge in a dozen or more countries, it will be interesting to see how word-of-mouth affects the movie this weekend as well as next weekend.
So far, the analysts are predicting a possible $165-180 million opening for Iron Man 3 - again, short of The Avengers - with over $600 million this weekend.
So far, worldwide, Iron Man 3 has done a tad over $345 million.
But will it have any staying power?