'Iron Man 3' rockets to second-biggest box-office opening ever with $173 million

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Superhero sequel “Iron Man 3” rocketed to the top of U.S. and Canadian box office charts, kicking off Hollywood’s summer movie season with $175.3 million in weekend ticket sales for the second-biggest film opening of all time.

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'Skyfall' passes 'Avatar' as biggest hit ever at UK box office

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"Skyfall", the 23rd official James Bond movie, has become the most successful film in British box office history, earning 94.3 million pounds ($152 million), its producers said on Wednesday.

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'Amazing Spider-Man' bests 'Transformers' with record $35M opening

Marc Webb’s 3-D superhero tentpole “The Amazing Spider-Man” set off early July 4th fireworks at the domestic box office.

The $220 million Sony reboot — looking to relaunch the franchise by going back to the beginning with a new cast — nabbed the top opening for a Tuesday with roughly $35 million, eclipsing the $27.9 million debut of “Transformers” on the same Tuesday in 2007.

In more good news for Sony, “Spider-Man” received an A- CinemaScore, and an A from moviegoers under the age of 18.

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