UPDATE: Iron Man actually crossed the $300 million mark on Wednesday, its 48th day in theaters.
Marvel Studios’ Iron Man (distributed by Paramount Pictures) will become the first 2008 film to cross the $300 million mark domestically on Thursday.
Through Tuesday, the comic book adaptation had earned an estimated $299.3 million in the U.S. and Canada.
Among summer 2008’s other big openers, Paramount’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is another clear $300 million candidate, with $279.5 million through Tuesday. “Skull” has also grossed $359.5 million internationally for a worldwide total of $638.9 million.
Iron Man has grossed $250 million internationally for a worldwide total of more than $550 million.