The comic book adaptation added an estimated $32.5m from 5,557 sites in 57 PPI territories, a decent performance that elevated the international cumulative tally to $140m. Combined with non-PPI grosses in Germany, France, Austria and Spain, Iron Man stands at $165m.
Audiences rewarded the antics of Robert Downey Jr and friends with number one holds in South Korea, where the film added $4.7m from 490 for $17m, and the UK, where $4.1m from 485 raised the tally to a muscular $20.8.
It stayed top in France through SND thanks to an extra $3.3m and added $2.1m in Spain through Sony Pictures releasing International (SPRI) to rank second on $8.8m. In other number one holds through PPI the film triumphed in Australia on $3.1m from 221 for $10.6m, Mexico on $2m from 404 screens for $14.1m, Brazil on $1.7m from 254 screens for $8.5m, and Italy on $1.7m from 465 sites for $8m.
The Spiderwick Chronicles grossed $1m from 1,585 venues in 64 territories for $88.6m.
Fox International's romantic comedy What Happens In Vegas debuted on $23m from 3,902 screens in 36 markets.
Number one results ensued in Spain on $3.6m from 404 screens, Germany on $1.8m from 508, Holland on $524,998 from 93 and Austria on $473,749 from 83. Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Belgium and Finland also generated table topping results.
What Happens In Vegas launched in Russia on $3m from 476 and France on $2.3m from 304, and opened in second place in the UK on $2.7m from 400 and Australia on $2.3m from 335. It also finished second in Italy thanks to $1.6m from 299.
Horton Hears A Who added $1.5m from approximately 2,500 screens in 28 markets and stands at $135.7m. Street Kings added $1.2m from approximately 1,500 in 42 for $27.6m, while Shutter raised its tally by $495,000 from 950 in 18 to $14.5m and 27 Dresses stands at $72.6m through Fox International and $77.8m overall.
Meet The Spartans stands at $45.5m, The Darjeeling Limited has reached $20.75 to become the highest grossing Wes Anderson film overseas, Lions For Lambs has amassed $47.6m and Juno stands at $83.5m
Warner Bros Pictures International's (WBPI) Speed Racer disappointed, just as the domestic launch fell below expectations. The Wachowski Brothers' family film grossed $12.8m from 3,940 sites in 30 markets.
Performance was generally superior in Asia and Latin America as Europe succumbed to the heat wave. Speed Racer opened top in South Korea on $2.4m from 229 prints, second in Mexico on $1.9m from 702 prints, and second in Brazil on $1.5m from 545 prints nationwide.
Elsewhere the action title grossed $930,000 in Spain, $789,000 in the UK, $589,000 in Thailand, $516,000 in Argentina, $494,000 in Venezuela, $480,000 in Italy, $292,000 in Singapore, $287,000 from Indonesia and $284,000 in Peru.
Upcoming launches include Russia on May 29, Australia on Jun 12, France on June 18 and Japan on July 5.
The Bucket List grossed $2.2m from 684 screens in 32 markets for $68.9m, buoyed by an excellent $1.95 launch in Japan from 233 screens nationwide. Fool's Gold added $1.5m from 1,282 screens in 43 for $35.5m and stands at $2.5m after three weekends in Spain. 10,000 BC added $685,000 from 900 in 38 markets for $171.7m and the prehistoric saga has taken $7.9m in Japan.
Universal's comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall grossed $1.7m through UPI from 944 sites in nine territories for $19.8m. It ranks third in its third weekend in the UK on $1.1m from 382 for $11.2m and ranks fourth in its fourth weekend in Australia on $335,000 from 195 for $5.6m.
Nim's Island raised its tally by $900,000 from 573 venues in UPI's three territories for $9.4m. UPI acquired rights in 16 territories and the next release will be Germany on June 19.
Romantic comedy Definitely, Maybe stands at $20.2m and dance drama Step Up 2 The Streets has grossed $38m from UPI's five territories. Overall it has amassed more than $85m through all distributors.
SPRI's romantic comedy Made Of Honor added $3.5m from 1,320 screens in 19 markets for $21.7m. In second weekend results, the film added $890,000 from 255 in Australia and ranks third on $2.9m, $930,000 from 345 in Mexico to rank third on $3.2m and $615,000 from 347 in the UK to rank seventh on $2.9m.
The card counting drama 21 added $2.3m from 1,350 screens in 39 markets on $41.3m and opened in South Africa on $35,000 from 20 screens.
As mentioned earlier, SPRI is releasing Iron Man in Spain, where the film added $2.1m from 55 screens to rank second on an $8.8m running total.