May 6 - Superhero sequel ''Iron Man 3'' blew the competition out of the water with the second biggest movie opening of all time. Lindsay Claiborn reports.
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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. Combined with international sales, the movie from Walt Disney Co's Marvel studio brought its global haul to an estimated $680.1 million. "Iron Man 3" finished second on the all-time list behind "Avengers" and ahead of the July 2011 release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2," which opened with $169.2 million.
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