Marvel reports staggering $200M opening weekend to top the Harry Potter finale, “Deathly Hallows, Part 2,” the previous record holder.
Iron Man/Tony StarkIn the comics, the founding Avenger and billionaire Cold War industrialist (played by quick-quipping Robert Downey Jr.) built his ever-upgraded armor (palm repulsor beams!) to escape warlord Wong-Chu. He battles both supervillains and personal demons. Lesser-known fact: Stark was once U.S. secretary of defense. (Iron Man's global gross so far: $1.2 billion over two films.)Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures