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'Iron Man 3' leads global box office

Published:   |   Updated: May 20, 2013 at 12:24 PM

LOS ANGELES ? ?Iron Man 3? is the heavy-lifter at theaters with a colossal overseas debut that overshadows a sleepy pre-summer weekend at the domestic box office.

The superhero sequel starring Robert Downey Jr. got a head-start on its domestic launch Friday with a $195.3 million opening in 42 overseas markets.

Studio estimates show director Michael Bay's true-crime tale ?Pain & Gain? muscled into first-place domestically with a $20 million debut.

The movie starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie knocked off Tom Cruise's sci-fi adventure ?Oblivion? after a week in the No. 1 spot. ?Oblivion? slipped to second-place with $17.4 million, raising its domestic total to $64.7 million.

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