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Sunday
May122013

Weekend Box Office: 'Iron Man' Is Greater than 'Gatsby'

Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) -- The top two movies this weekend were both about fabulously wealthy people, and their weekend grosses were fittingly high.

The Great Gatsby opened stronger than expected, pulling in $51.1 million dollars for second place, but Iron Man 3 remained in first with $72.2 million.

Iron Man 3 is closing in on $1 billion worldwide.

The other notable opening, Tyler Perry Presents: Peeples, bombed. The comedy opened in fourth place with a paltry $4.85 million gross.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

01     Iron Man 3 $72.5M

02     The Great Gatsby $51.1M

03     Pain & Gain $5.0M

04     Tyler Perry Presents: Peeples $4.85M

05     42 $4.65M

06     Oblivion $3.864M

07     The Croods $3.6M

08     The Big Wedding $2.5M

09     Mud $2.4M

10     Oz the Great and Powerful $802k

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Sunday
May052013

‘Iron Man 3’ has Second Highest Opening Weekend Ever to Top Box Office

Marvel(NEW YORK) -- Iron Man 3 is a huge hit. The superhero movie took in an estimated $175 million in its opening weekend in the U-S.

That's the second highest opening ever, behind last year's The Avengers which also featured Iron Man. It also managed the ninth highest single-day gross of all time, raking in $68.312 million on Friday.

Iron Man 3 has earned more than 680 million dollars worldwide.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

1.         Iron Man 3 $175.3M

2.         Pain & Gain $7.6M

3.         42 $6.2M

4.         Oblivion $5.8M

5.         The Croods $4.2M

6.         The Big Wedding $3.875M

7.         Mud $2.2M

8.         Oz the Great and Powerful $1.8M

9.         Scary Movie 5 $1.4M

10.       The Place Beyond the Pines $1.3M

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Wednesday
Mar062013

Tony Stark Ready for Revenge in Final "Iron Man 3" Trailer

Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, and Don Cheadle are back in action in the newest trailer to Marvel's Iron Man 3.

The coming attraction gives the biggest glimpse yet of the movie's plot.  Downey's genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist is haunted by what happened in the events of The Avengers, and by terror attacks committed in his name by a ruthless enemy known as The Mandarin, played by Oscar winner Ben Kingsley.

On the run, and scarred by attacks on those he loves the most, including his girl Pepper Potts, played again by Paltrow, Stark must come to rely on his wits -- and, as we see at the end of the trailer, a legion of his Iron Man suits -- to defeat Mandarin.

Iron Man 3, which also stars Iron Man series director-turned-producer Jon Favreau and Guy Pearce, opens on May 3.

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Tuesday
Oct232012

"Iron Man 3" Trailer Hits Hard

Marvel(NEW YORK) -- At midnight Tuesday, Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios let rip with the first trailer for Iron Man 3, and the anticipated coming attraction didn't disappoint.

The snippet shows Robert Downey Jr. as a very different Tony Stark post-Avengers: haunted by the alien invasion that closed that blockbuster, and ruthlessly pursued by The Mandarin, the calculating villain played by Oscar winner Ben Kingsley.

The action-packed coming attraction teases director Shane Black's promised darker vision for the oft-troubled comic hero: the Mandarin's agents apparently destroy Stark's cool cliff-side Malibu mansion, and abduct the genius-billionaire-playboy-philanthropist's girl Pepper Potts, played again by Gwyneth Paltrow.

Iron Man 3, which also stars Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, former Iron Man series director Jon Favreau, and James Badge Dale, opens on May 3, 2013.

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Thursday
Oct182012

"Iron Man 3" Sneak Charging Up on Facebook

Marvel(NEW YORK) -- Fans clamoring for a peek of the third Iron Man film need only to "Like" a new Facebook link -- and hope a lot of other people do, too -- to catch a preview of the anticipated film.

The new page features Iron Man's armored chest, complete with the "Uni-Beam" light in its center, which will "charge" with every single "Like" the page gets.  When the beam charges fully, the promotional page promises to pay off with some kind of early look at the upcoming movie.

Iron Man 3, starring Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Kingsley, Jon Favreau and Don Cheadle, opens on May 3, 2013.

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Monday
Jul162012

Robert Downey Jr. Channels Tony Stark at Comic-Con 

Marvel(NEW YORK) -- Channeling his alter-ego Tony Stark, Robert Downey Jr. made quite the entrance to the Iron Man 3 panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 on Saturday.

Downey, wearing a slick suit and one of Iron Man's lighted gloves, strode through the crowd like a rock star to Luther Vandross' "All My Love," in a flashy entrance worthy of his beloved billionaire, genius, playboy, philanthropist character.

Other reveals from the panel included a teaser of an action scene in which Stark tests out armor that cocoons around him at will -- and an attack on his home at the hands of The Mandarin, played by Ben Kingsley. The actor also surprised scores of kids who were dressed like Iron Man, and posed for countless pictures with his hero's shocked doppelgangers.

Writer-director Shane Black was also on hand, and cheekily promised Iron Man 3 won't be like the panned Spider-Man 3, and said the half-finished film is going swimmingly. Co-star Don Cheadle was also there, as was Jon Favreau, former director and star of the first two movies, and co-producer and star of the third film.

"I feel like the proud grandfather who doesn't have to change the diaper but gets to play with the baby," Favreau quipped.

Iron Man 3 flies into theaters May 3, 2013.

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Monday
Jun042012

"Iron Man 3" Begins Filming, Marvel Tweets Set Photo

Marvel(NEW YORK) -- Marvel Studios has officially suited up and pulled the trigger for a third time on another Iron Man movie. The studio announced Monday that the next superhero epic, Iron Man 3, has begun filming in Wilmington, N.C.

The studio also revealed the first image of filming on set Monday through Twitter. It shows actor Robert Downey Jr., who plays Tony Stark-Iron Man in the series, standing in front of a wall of Iron Man suits of armor.

Ever secretive, Marvel’s news release announcing the filming was vague, saying only that “principal photography” has started on the film and that the Iron Man 3′s plot “continues the epic, big-screen adventures of the world’s favorite billionaire inventor/Super Hero, Tony Stark aka Iron Man.”

There were also no surprises announced in the cast, yet.  Marvel’s news release only confirms that actors Downey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau will appear in Iron Man 3, as they all have in the previous Iron Man films.

In an April interview with ABC's Nightline, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who is also producing Iron Man 3, was reluctant even then to reveal much about Marvel’s latest superhero installment. He would only say that this film would be “very different” from others in the Marvel Comic franchise and the audience shouldn’t assume they know what’s coming just because it’s a sequel.

The Iron Man 3 announcement follows the smashing success of the summer blockbuster, The Avengers, which had a record-breaking box office opening when it was released on May 4, pulling in roughly $200 million domestically in its first weekend.

Iron Man 3 is slated to open in theaters nationwide on May 3, 2013, according to the studio’s news release.

Marvel Studios, which produced the Marvel Comic film franchise – the Iron Man films, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk and The Avengers  – is owned by ABC News’ parent company, the Walt Disney Company.

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