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Regal Entertainment gets major 'Iron Man' boost [News Sentinel]

May 7, 2013

YellowBrix

Blockbuster film "Iron Man 3" is giving Regal Entertainment Group a major boost following the movie theater operator's rather drab first quarter.

The super hero flick starring Robert Downey Jr. produced opening weekend ticket sales of $174.1 million in the U.S. and Canada, second largest of all time.

In the first 12 days of release, the movie has delivered a monster box office of $678.9 million worldwide, according to Hollywood.com.

Those numbers should bode well for Knoxville-based Regal's second quarter earnings report, especially given the slate of summer movies soon to be released.

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