Iron Man 3 breaks Box Office records with $195.3 million weekend take
Iron Man 3 opened bigger than even The Avengers with $195.3M from its first weekend in theaters. The Marvel/Disney actioner starring Robert Downey Jr already has surpassed the entire run of Captain America in one weekend and looks like it will knock off all the previous Marvel films in no time. The first Iron Man took in $266M internationally, the second took in $308M, and last year’s Thor took in $269M.
Downey phoned it in - he needs to fulfill his destiny and OD face down in a parking lot somewhere. Insufferable, dishonest asshole wasting his talent and hating everyone else for it.
Actually I'm 30 r12. I saw the first Iron Man in the theater back when it was novel seeing Robert Downey Jr. in a comic book movie.
It was OK.
But I'm just all Marvel'd out at this point.
[quote] Insufferable, dishonest asshole wasting his talent and hating everyone else for it.
fragment....not a complete sentence
(r14 is an obnoxious grammar troll who made a mistake!!!!...as well as an all around hateful human-----)
So who be see this tonite???!?
I understood the hype over The Avengers. I do not understand the hype over Iron Man 3.
However, I guess I'm in the minority. Nikki Finke is predicting that the film could make $650 million by Sunday (that of course includes overseas).
Reviews are solidly good ("very entertaining"), but not great ("it doesn't really live up to itself")
Paltrow doesn't bother me at all, partly because I've never seen her phone it in.
Downey, on the other hand, is a slimy piece of shit who thinks he's so superior to us mere mortals he always phones it in.
R7 needs to take a good look at R1.
Why does Gwyneth get top billing?
[quote]But I'm just all Marvel'd out at this point.
I agree. All these comic book movies are really getting tiresome and boring. But since people seem to go to a movie just for the special effects, they keep making this boring shit.
Iron Man and Avengers were really good movies. Iron Man 2 was OK but still some parts were enjoyable. Iron Man 3 is just big blockbuster popcorn entertainment with lost of action and CGI for the younger audiences. It was OK but I expected more interesting character stuff, which actually all the predecessors had.
I'm not a kidult. So Dolby headache theme-park-ride-as-a-movie kiddie shit like this doesn't float my boat. What's a good intelligent movie to see that's entertaining? Not interested in anything self-consciously arty or twee - so I have no desire to see the Dustin Hoffman Maggie Smith thingy however gently amusing it may be. In fact, gently amusing makes me finger my luger. I haven't been to a cinema in years.
R20 nailed it. RDJ has been on Graham Norton a couple of times. He always comes across as an insufferable superior arsehole. I pity his PA. He and the ghastly moody Twilight dyke should hook up.
R24, see Jeff, Who Still Lives at Home. You won't regret it.
I enjoyed the humor in Iron Man 1 and was a little disappointed in 2, as I expected it to be an improvement. How does 3 compare? Is it at all funny?
It's hilarious. It's like another Hangover.
Sad news: Goop's character dies just before the end credits.
Just got back from seeing it. I thought it was the best of the three (#1 was good, but #2 sucked). Solidly entertaining from beginning to end, very funny, one truly outlandish but dazzling action sequence.
Wait until ticket prices reach $30 a pop and then imagine the records that will fall.
There is no hope for the human race.
...and in other news, 15,000 refugees starved to death today in Somalia.
R24, you should like an awful person to be around. Ugh.
[quote]and in other news, 15,000 refugees starved to death today in Somalia.
Oh well, I doubt they would have enjoyed the film anyway.
R35. Thank you for the laugh!
[bold]'Iron Man 3' Takes Off with Second-Highest Opening Ever[/bold]
Kicking off the Summer movie season this weekend, Iron Man 3 lived up to sky-high expectations with an estimated $175.3 million haul. That ranks second all-time behind last year's The Avengers ($207.4 million), and is way up on the previous Iron Man outings. The movie also continues to do phenomenal business overseas, and is on its way to earning well over $1 billion worldwide.
Iron Man 3's $175.3 million debut is a huge leap over Iron Man 2's $128.1 million. That's a remarkable achievement given the dodgy history of three-quels—nearly all of them decline from their predecessor—and Iron Man 2's questionable reputation. The main reason for this is simple: audiences viewed Iron Man 3 more as follow-up to The Avengers, which is almost universally beloved, than as a sequel to Iron Man 2.
The Avengers was a cultural phenomenon, though, and it took an exceptional marketing effort from Disney to retain so much of that movie's audience. The centerpiece of the campaign was the destruction of Stark's Malibu home, which managed to up the personal stakes while also showcasing some impressive action. The marketing also emphasized Stark's conflict with the elusive Mandarin, which is typically a good strategy with superhero movies (a hero is most interesting when juxtaposed against a strong villain). Add in a marketplace devoid of competition, and this was a perfect recipe for a blockbuster opening.
It's worth noting that the other Avengers follow-ups (Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier) aren't going to earn anywhere close to this—from a box office perspective, Robert Downey Jr.'s portrayal of Tony Stark/Iron Man is the cornerstone of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the entries that don't feature him are going to gross noticeably less.
Compared to The Avengers, Iron Man 3's audience skewed a bit older (55 percent over 25, compared to 50 percent) but was about even gender-wise (61 percent male vs. 60 percent). 3D ticket sales accounted for 45 percent of the weekend, which is noticeably lower than The Avengers (52 percent). Thanks to an increased screen count, though, Iron Man 3's $16.5 million IMAX haul was a slight improvement on The Avengers.
While some fanboys aren't thrilled about the movie's twists, general audiences dug it, giving it an "A" CinemaScore. From here on out, if Iron Man 3 performs like Iron Man 2 it will close with $427 million; if it holds up like The Avengers, though, it could earn over $500 million. While word-of-mouth will be more Avengers and less Iron Man 2, a particularly competitive May could keep it closer to Iron Man 2.
The box-office so far:
Domestic: $175,300,000 25.8%
Foreign: $504,800,000 74.2%
= Worldwide: $680,100,000
Good thing you're doing your part r33, spreading the gospel on a gay gossip forum.
What's the word on the upcoming Thor 2? I thought the lead was hottt, so why won't that one do as well too?
It'll be lucky to do even half the business (worldwide) as Iron Man 3.
Meryl Streep is mentioned in Iron Man 3 by Tony Stark.
R41, Why? What's the buzz on Thor 2?
Both Iron Man, and Iron Man 2 did about $318 Million domestically.
The first Thor did $181,030,624.
He's just not as well known or as cool a character, or as relatable.
It's likely Thor 2, if reviews are good, will do batter than Thor 1. It'll likely get a fair boost from Avengers exposure. If the reviews are average or worse, it'll be lucky to do as well.
Was the writer different on IM3? Because 2 was kind of awful. But if goop dies I might be convinced to see this.
Shane Black co-wrote and directed IM3.
It's Iron man, r1. Marvel movies make money no matter who's in it.
And when was Paltrow ever able to open a movie? In fact, what othe5r movies did the bitch star in other than Shakespeare in love and shallow hal because my mind is drawing a big blank.
R45, different writer AND director from IronMan 2...
Thor 2 will do good, but it's just not as poplular as Iron Man.
[quote]It's Iron man, [R1]. Marvel movies make money no matter who's in it.
Well, not always...
I'm not much of a comic book person. I haven't seen most of the comic book movies.
That being said, RDj is the only reason I saw the first "Iron Man" and the only reason I have any interest in seeing "Iron Man" two or three.
I'm glad he's feeling better, glad he's back in movies of any kind and glad he's making a fortune off of this shit.
Biggest Box Office Evah. Suck it, haters.
Captain America 2 is being shot in DC now
Wolverine movie: July
Captain America 2: Next April
Spider Man 2: May '14
New X-Men movie: July '14
Guardians of the Galaxy: August '14
Fantastic Four reboot: March '15
Avengers 2: May '15
AntMan: Nov '15
[quote]Biggest Box Office Evah. Suck it, haters.
Not exactly. It came in second to The Avengers, though that also starred RDJ so ...
Ugh.. and at the end Goopy is in an Iron Man suit and now she wants to be an action movie star.
They aimed the movie for the Asian market. Asians like action movies and that's what the movie was. Very little character, a bad constructed story and lost of action, CGI and explosions to distract from the fact that the movie was actually pretty dumb. Even IM2 was more interesting and had a better developed story than IM3.
[quote]Ugh.. and at the end Goopy is in an Iron Man suit and now she wants to be an action movie star.
That is Marvel's plan to pass the torch if negotiations with Robert Downey Jr falls through. He was paid $50 million for Avengers and now his contract is up and he's asking for more money. They're not willing to pay more than $50 million to him for Iron Man 4 or Avengers 2. Gwyneth, on the other hand, will work for cheap, $5 million as opposed to $50 million.
R59, Paltrow as an action movie heroine? You've got to be kidding me. Totally unbelievable.