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We knew it would be big, but did anyone really think it would be this big? After just 25 days on release, Marvel's Iron Man 3 has become the first film of 2013 to cross $1 billion at the global box office, and only the 16th film in history to achieve that feat.
As of today the Shane Black-directed solo sequel is now the fourth biggest comic book movie of all time behind The Avengers ($1.511 billion), The Dark Knight Rises ($1.084 billion) and The Dark Knight ($1.004 billion). It looks certain to surpass both Dark Knight films and go on to crack the all time top ten, with tenth place currently occupied by Pixar's Toy Story 3 on $1.063 billion, and could even end up occupying a spot in the top five.
- Flickering Myth
Marvel is proud to announce that "Iron Man 3" has now crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office, and in just 23 days of release. This is the second Marvel film the sixth Disney movie to reach the milestone. Other Disney films to have accomplished this are "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," "Alice in Wonderland," "Toy Story 3," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and "The Avengers." "Iron Man 3" has become the fourth highest-grossing superhero movie of all time (behind "The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Dark Knight") and sixteenth highest-grossing film of all time. It just needs another $84 million to become the biggest superhero movie. Click here to read our "Iron Man 3" review. »
Well, that was fast.
After 23 days of release, “Iron Man 3″ officially crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office Thursday while also hitting $300 million domestically.
“Iron Man 3″ becomes the first billion-dollar performer of 2013 and the second Marvel/Disney collaboration to reach the billion dollar benchmark after “The Avengers” cumed $1.6 bil worldwide last year.
In 2012, “The Avengers” reached $1 billion in just 19 days of release, tying “Avatar” for the all-time record.
The superhero threequel is the ninth Disney to film to reach $1 billion at the global B.O., following “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Toy Story 3″ and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” in addition to “The Avengers.” »
- Stuart Oldham
Marvel Studios Head Storyboard Artist/Animatics Supervisor Federico D'Alessandro released a five-minute pre-viz animatic that shows an early version of the pivotal scene in Iron Man 3 where Tony Stark's mansion is attacked by The Mandarin. Take a look at this video to see how this action sequence was mapped out, months before shooting even began, then read what Federico D'Alessandro had to say about creating this animatic.
Iron Man 3 - Pre-Viz Animatic of the Mansion Attack
"I met with Shane Black very early during pre-production to discuss this scene. Even in the early stages, the sequence seemed gargantuan. So much needed to happen in a relatively short amount of time, and I knew that this would be my most challenging animatic yet. The beauty of the way Shane works is that he's not only a brilliant storyteller but he's very open to other ideas, and during my time »
Update, Friday Am: Disney confirmed today that last night Iron Man 3 crossed $1B at the worldwide box office and $300M at the domestic box office. The global milestone came on the 23rd day of release around the world, making it the second Marvel Studios film (after The Avengers, which crossed the mark in 19 days) and sixth Disney pic (Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Alice In Wonderland, Toy Story 3, and Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Avengers) to cross that threshold. The domestic mark comes on the 14th day of release and is the ninth studio pic to reach that peak. To date, the pic has grossed $1.008B globally — $698.9M international and $301.9M domestic. It is the 16th highest-grossing film of all-time globally and 11th all-time internationally. Previous Exclusive, Wednesday Pm: More records breaking for Summer 2013 as may continues to sizzle at the global box office. »
- NIKKI FINKE, Editor in Chief
We have today learned that Iron Man 3 has officially grossed over $1 billion worldwide. It now joins the likes of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Toy Story 3, The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, and Marvel's The Avengers as one of only 16 films to accomplish such an impressive feat. The Shane Black helmed threequel has grossed $697.8 million overseas since being released and $301.9 million in North America. With Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hangover Part III and Fast And Furious 6 all set for release this month, the movie will start to drop lower and lower down the charts, but there's still a long way to go and many believe it will ultimately earn upwards of $1.2 billion. For now, we'll just have to wait and see. How many times have you seen Iron Man 3 so far? Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against »
Marvel Studios' Iron Man 3 crossed the $1 billion threshold at the global box office on May 16, in 23 days of global release. This is the second Marvel Studios film and the sixth Walt Disney Studios release to reach this milestone (Disney.s other billion-dollar films are Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest , Alice in Wonderland , Toy Story 3 , and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Marvel's The Avengers .) In addition, Iron Man 3 crossed the $300 million threshold at the domestic box office on May 16, its 14th day of release. It is the 9th Disney release to reach this milestone. So far, the film has earned $301.9 million at the domestic box office and $698.9 million overseas for a worldwide total of $1,000.8 million. Iron Man 3 is the »
Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel's chat show, Abrams heard ideas from 'fans' dressed as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Princess Leia, before two familiar faces showed up.
Billy Dee Williams - who played Lando Calrissian in the original films - suggested that the seventh film should just have his character "making sweet love" to women around the galaxy.
He stated that Han Solo and Lando should just be replaced by Captain Kirk having the "road trip of a lifetime".
There was a scene in the latest Star Trek movie that tried my patience. What riled me was this: Spock cries. For those of you who have resisted the Trek allure, the point about Spock is that, being Vulcan, he is not meant to cry, ever. Then again, being actually half-human, but having chosen to live as a Vulcan, this always meant that, in the original series, he was the crew member Most Likely To Lose It, precisely because he was expected, most of all by himself, not to. But whenever it did happen, it was because of some space lurgy, and never in the normal course of his duties, which is how it happens in the film.
And the even more annoying thing is that not that long before, Benedict Cumberbatch had »
- Nicholas Lezard
Continuing its long standing tradition of unveiling the latest Disney•Pixar titles weeks before their UK releases, this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival will play host to Monsters University.
The film, which is a prequel to Monsters, Inc., will act as the festival’s Family Gala, and is scheduled to screen at the Festival Theatre on Sunday June 23, with a special schools screening taking place the next day.
Directed by Dan Scanlon (Cars), Monsters University examines the relationship between Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) during their days at university, when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends.
The 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival runs from June 19 – 30, and will be bookended by Breathe In and Not Another Happy Ending. »
- Jamie Neish
Ever since Toy Story 3 came and went, Pixar has been keeping it’s flagship franchise alive through various short films, which I think is a whole lot better than making a fourth film. I feel like the story of Woody and his friends came to a perfect conclusion and to continue that would cheapen that ending. But these shorts are a different matter – they’re new stories used for fun, just to check in on these characters from time to time without starting a new emotional journey. Pixar is taking its short films one step further by airing a 30-minute special on ABC.
Normally Pixar puts its shorts in front of its new feature length movies, but since 30 minutes is much too long the only logical place is on a network. The special, called Toy Story of Terror, will air in October, near Halloween says TV guide. As such, »
- Brody Gibson
I hadn't heard of this, or if I had I forgot, but TV Guide has premiered the above first look picture from "Toy Story of Terror", an upcoming 30-minute long Halloween special featuring the Toy Story gang. Apparently the story centers on the gang as the toy's new owner Bonnie takes the toys with her and the family on vacation when their car breaks down and they're forced to stay in a spooky motel. It appears Jesse (voiced by Joan Cusack) is at the center of the story with Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles), Rex (Wallace Shawn), Mr. Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton) and Trixie (Kristen Schaal) also along for the ride. There's also a new toy in the mix voiced by Carl Weathers named Combat Carl (naturally). Angus MacLane, who's been doing work with Pixar since Geri's Game in 1997 and up through working as an animator on Toy Story 3, »
- Brad Brevet
Anyone who thought that Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story" franchise would really be kaput following "Toy Story 3" (a movie that practically crow-barred tears out of even the most hardened misanthrope) were, of course, out of their collective minds. Since the third film was released, we've had three dazzling theatrical short films ("Hawaiian Vacation," "Small Fry," and "Partysaurus Rex") and idle chatter of a fourth film. And come Halloween, we'll get something even more special – a 22-minute TV special called "Toy Story of Terror," the first image of which debuted today. Also, former Pixar director Brenda Chapman weighs in on the controversy surrounding her "Brave" character Merida becoming an official Disney Princess. The first image from the special – featuring Woody (Tom Hanks) and Jessie (Joan Cusack) huddled around a ominously glow-in-the-dark Buzz (Tim Allen) – is appropriately atmospheric, and along with the image, some details have emerged about the special's tone and plot. »
- Drew Taylor
The Toy Story gang is coming to TV in a new 30-minute Halloween special on ABC this October. Toy Story of Terror will reunite the original voice cast including Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz. We have your first look at these two best friends, along with their pal Jesse, voiced by Joan Cusack, as they try to locate a missing friend in a creepy old motel.
Pixar brings all of their Toys back to life in Toy Story of Terror this October on ABC. The gang takes a road trip to Bonnie's grandmother's house, but a flat tire means they'll have to spend the night in a creepy motel.
Returning are Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles) and Rex (Wallace Shawn). Jessie (Joan Cusack) will have a more prominent role in the special, while Toy Story 3's Mr. Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton »
Some cute little shorts featuring the characters of Toy Story have already made their way to the big screen, even after Toy Story 3 hit theaters. Now another new one is coming this Halloween, but it's a full 30-minutes long and will be getting the TV treatment. Given the timing of the short's premiere, it's no surprise to learn it's called Toy Story of Terror, and it mostly focuses on Jesse (Joan Cusack) as Bonnie takes the toys on a road trip and they end up staying in a spooky motel after the car breaks down. But don't worry, because Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and some of the other toys will be there too. Here's the photo from Toy Story of Terror, which will air on ABC Family this Halloween, from TV Guide: Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles) and Rex (Wallace Shawn) are also in the mix along with Bonnie's toys Mr. »
- Ethan Anderton
Jennifer Lawrence will be reprising the beloved role of Katniss Everdeen once more later this year in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the first of three upcoming sequels that promises to open huge for Lionsgate this November.
The first teaser trailer launched last month, giving us a glimpse of the action and drama we’ve got to look forward to for Everdeen and co. this time around, following the global success of last year’s franchise-starter. And now tonight, the official The Hunger Games: Catching Fire instagram has debuted a new poster with Lawrence front and centre as the young Katniss.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. »
- Kenji Lloyd
We first told you about the project back in October of 2012, and according to TV Guide all is on track for ABC to air "Toy Story of Terror" this October as a 30-minute special that reunites the original voice cast from the Toy Story franchise.
From Pixar, "Toy Story of Terror" follows the adventures of the toys post-Toy Story 3, in which a fun road trip takes a very unexpected turn. "Bonnie is on a road trip to go see grandma with her mom, and the toys are in the trunk," producer Galyn Susman says. "Mom gets a flat tire and they have to spend the night at a motel, and all kinds of chaos ensues. »
- Uncle Creepy
Pixar continues to roll out Toy Story shorts, and this Halloween we'll be getting another one. Disney has announced that they'll be releasing Toy Story of Terror on ABC. According to TV Guide, the short will be 30-minutes long, and has the toys staying in a motel after Bonnie takes them on a road trip only to have the car break down along the way. Once inside the spooky motel, one of the toys goes missing, and "the rest of the gang will find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate." The short will appeal to kids, but adults should enjoy references to Psycho, Aliens, and Predator. One of the Predator references could be the return of Combat Carl (from the first movie), who will be voiced by Carl Weathers. The gang will be joined by Toy Story 3 toys, »
- Matt Goldberg
Toy Story will return for a special TV movie later this year, it has been announced.
ABC will air the 30-minute film Toy Story of Terror in October, TV Guide reveals.
The Pixar production follows the group of toys post-Toy Story 3, on a road trip adventure that goes wrong.
"Bonnie is on a road trip to go see grandma with her mum and the toys are in the trunk," executive producer Galyn Susman said.
"Mum gets a flat tyre and they have to spend the night at a motel and all kinds of chaos ensues."
Susman added: "We've gotten to see a lot of development in Woody and in Buzz and we felt it was »
Did you know that Stanley Kubrick‘s 2001: A Space Odyssey was an expensive career brochure for space stewardesses that featured stunning visuals and a delightful, not-at-all-horrifying surprise ending that children love? It’s true! Just ask this amazing movie tie-in comic that Howard Johnson’s included in their children’s menu back in 1968 when the film premiered. The hospitality company also had some product placement in the movie itself, sponsoring a sparse, yet relaxing Earthlight Room (while somehow failing to secure the hotel sponsorship that went to Hilton). Once you stop throwing up, this kind of thing really makes you wonder if Kubrick ever saw this glorious monstrosity or whether he was carefully guarded from the more commercial grotesqueries that came with studio filmmaking. Obviously he swallowed the product placement while presenting it in a believable way (after all, brands aren’t simply going to disappear in the future), but this connect-the-dots delivery method may have »
- Scott Beggs
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