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“Iron Man 3″ was the heavy-lifter at theaters with a colossal overseas debut that overshadowed a gang of mercenary bodybuilders in a sleepy pre-summer weekend at the domestic box office.
The comic action heroes of “Men in Black 3″ have taken over the weekend box office from the comic-book superheroes of “The Avengers.”
“The Avengers” is taking a page out of Superman’s comic book — flying faster than a speeding bullet to the billion-dollar mark at the box office.
The newest Marvel film smashed past industry expectations and opened with a record $200.3 million in estimated ticket sales this weekend.