|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis|
|Star Trek Into Darkness ||$70.5M ||$84M ||Easily tops the weekend but falls short of expectations|
|Iron Man 3 ||$35.2M ||$337.1M ||Rises above the previous Iron Man movies, already exceeding their total gross|
|The Great Gatsby ||$23.4M ||$90.2M ||Mixed word of mouth means a great drop for the literary adaptation|
|Pain & Gain ||$3.1M ||$46.6M ||Strong enough to make fourth in week nine.|
|The Croods ||$2.6M ||$176.8M ||Returns to round off the top five |
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Weekdays 8a E/ 7a P Posted 05.20.13 by reelz
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis|
|Iron Man 3 ||$72.4M ||$284.8M ||The fourth highest second-weekend result ever|
|The Great Gatsby (2013) ||$51.1M ||$51.1M ||A great start for latest all-star literary adaptation|
|Pain & Gain ||$5.2M ||$41.6M ||All gain for this Michael Bay flick as it looks set to pass $50M|
|Tyler Perry Presents Peeples ||$4.8M ||4.8M ||Perry's strong brand name couldn't save this movie from such a poor beginning|
|42 ||$4.6M ||$84.7M ||Still strong enough to hang on to the number five spot |
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Weekdays 8a E/ 7a P Posted 05.13.13 by reelz
This weekend Iron Man 3 obliterated the box office coming out on top with the second highest opening ever, $175.3 million, right behind Marvel's 2012 The Avengers. Despite the fact that the third movie has only been out for a few days, music producer Mike Relm was able to put together a video remix of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" using all three installments of the Iron Man franchise. Check out this three-minute supercut and prepare to be entertained. Watch the Clip >> Posted 05.06.13 by reelz
What with today's release of the long-awaited Iron Man 3, we've realized that he is not alone in either his eccentricity or his billionaire status. The movie world seems to be full of eccentric billionaires. Having lots of money at hand tends to add some intrigue to a character, whether he's the cloaked, justice-wielding type or the do-gooder child-prodigy type. Can you decide which eccentric billionaire movie takes the cake—er—fortune?
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Posted 05.03.13 by Shari
"It's just you and me."
Fans are no doubt excited to see next month's Iron Man 3, and that excitement was likely only furthered by Marvel's release of their full "Phase Two" preview, which largely focused on the further exploits of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). If fans are already feeling impatient, then a recent statement from Marvel president of production Kevin Feige about the sequel probably isn't going to help.
watch the trailer >> Posted 04.05.13 by Ryan
I showed the film to Joss Whedon, who is our writer-director of The Avengers, is currently working on The Avengers 2, and he saw the finale of this and he goes, now what am I supposed to do now? What I am going to do in Avengers 2?
Yesterday, Marvel Studios released a short preview teaser of their Cinematic Universe "Phase Two" which starts next month with Iron Man 3 and will end with The Avengers 2 in 2015. The teaser included a little footage of Iron Man 3, but the full, nearly five minute "Phase Two" preview not only offers a longer look at Iron Man 3 (including interviews with Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley and director Shane Black) but the rest of the "Phase Two" movies as well.
Behind-the-scenes footage is revealed from Thor: The Dark World, with director Alan Taylor (HBO's Game of Thrones) explaining that Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) will join Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in Asgard, while concept art from Captain America: The Winter Soldier is revealed and directors Anthony and Joe Russo discuss what's in store for Cap (Chris Evans) in the sequel. Even Guardians of the Galaxy gets a mention, with more concept art revealed and director James Gunn briefly talks about the "space epic" before the real treat of the "Phase Two" preview is revealed: a few seconds of director Edgar Wright's test footage for 2015's Ant-Man, all before Joss Whedon can end the preview with a brief update of what's happening with The Avengers 2. watch the preview >> Posted 04.03.13 by Ryan
Marvel Studios' "Phase One" of its Cinematic Universe began in 2008 with Iron Man and continued until last year's mega-hit The Avengers. "Phase Two" will begin this year with the May sequel Iron Man 3, and, presumably, will again end with The Avengers 2, which is set to start shooting in the U.K. in early 2014.
Before Avengers 2 arrives, however, fans will first get to see Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and even Guardians of the Galaxy. For now though, "Phase Two" rests with Iron Man 3, which is the focus of a new preview Marvel has released, with Marvel president of production Kevin Feige calling the sequel "the start of that new road of Phase Two." watch the preview >> Posted 04.02.13 by Ryan
"I got you."
Sometimes studios just aren't sure where to draw the line between releasing promotional material that teases a movie and releasing footage that spoils surprises. When it comes to the fervor surrounding comic book movies and their fanbases, there seems to be a collective air that there's no stopping the secrets from getting out so they might as well do so — when the studio's ready, of course — and this seems to include Marvel and their upcoming sequel Iron Man 3.
Marvel is usually adept at playing close to the vest — the alien invaders and Thanos reveal in The Avengers was kept quiet until the movie's release, for example. The studio has already released some new Iron Man 3 footage in two new TV spots, and they must be fine with letting the public know that Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) is going to get her own suit of armor, since it is clearly revealed in the latest international TV spot. watch the TV spot >> Posted 03.26.13 by Ryan
"It's moments like these where I realize what a superhero I am."
Sure the recent trailers for Iron Man 3 have shown a fairly grim future for Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), but the latest promotional footage is quick to remind audiences that Iron Man is still a comic book hero after all, and one kids can enjoy cheering for.
The footage comes from two new ads created for last Saturday’s Kids’ Choice Awards, which shows Stark back in his lab creating new Iron Man armor and feeling pretty good about his place in the superhero universe, with nary a mention of The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), the adversary of the highly-anticipated sequel. watch the spots >> Posted 03.26.13 by Ryan
You'll want to buy something after watching this promo.
Product placement is just a reality of movie financing these days, and even Marvel Studios and their parent company Disney, aren't immune to needing the extra funds. The latest trailer for Iron Man 3 comes courtesy of China-based electronics company TCL Corporation (who also has a few products on display in The Avengers), which is why some of the footage featuring Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr., Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), James "Rhodey" Rhodes, aka War Machine (Don Cheadle) and the sequel's antagonist, The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), includes television sets and cell phones. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.19.13 by Ryan