It's the day some have been anticipating for years.
Iron Man 3 opens in theaters today nationwide.
The film was primarily shot in Wilmington and is North Carolina's biggest production to date.
And it is already breaking records overseas--according to the Hollywood Reporter, Iron Man 3 scored the biggest opening day ever in China, with $21.5 million.
The trade magazine says the Marvel Studios film has so far earned $307.7 million, surpassing the first Iron Man film, as well as Captain America and Thor.
Iron Man 3 starts Roberty Downey Jr., Gwyenth Paltrow and Don Cheadle.