Disney and Marvel’s Iron Man 3 earned a record-breaking $21.5 million in China on Wednesday, According to a report by Variety, topping Marvel’s The Avengers ($18 million) as the highest opening day in the country’s box office history.
In only nine days, the 3D action sequel’s international take now stands at $307.7 million. The feature also opened in Germany and Thailand on Thursday, bringing its Wednesday total to $65.6 million.
Not only did Iron Man 3 top The Avengers foreign debut last weekend, despite opening in fewer territories, the feature has also already passed the total international box office total for Captain America ($192 million), Thor ($268 million) and the first Iron Man ($267 million).
Directed by Shane Black, Iron Man 3 launches in the U.S. on Friday, where the film is targeting a $150 million domestic opening.