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Iron Man 3's $68.3 million opening day ranked as the eighth best all-time, and now the film has landed the second best three-day opening of all-time with $175.3 million, second only to The Avengers. In fact, to look at the top ten all-time opening weekends, it's quite obvious certain franchises dominate this list with three Marvel features, two of Christopher Nolan's Batman films, three Twilight pics, one lone Harry Potter film and I think it's safe to say once The Hunger Games: Catching Fire arrives later this year it too will have two films on the list. The Avengers - $207,438,708 Iron Man 3 - $175,300,000 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - $169,189,427 The Dark Knight Rises - $160,887,295 The Dark Knight - $158,411,483 The Hunger Games - $152,535,747 Spider-Man 3 - $151,116,516 The Twilight Saga: New Moon - $142,839,137 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 - $141,067,634 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 »
- Brad Brevet
Iron Man 3 weekend box office: Second biggest domestic debut ever? Directed by Shane Black and starring Robert Downey Jr, Iron Man 3 will likely boast the second biggest opening weekend ever at the North American box office — not factoring in inflation. According to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo, Iron Man 3 grossed $68.31m on Friday, including $15.6m from Thursday evening and midnight screenings. (Photo: Marvel / Disney’s Iron Man 3.) For comparison’s sake: Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, the previous Marvel movie featuring Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man, took in $18.7m from midnight screenings alone in May 2012; The Avengers‘ first-day gross was $80.81m. Directed by Jon Favreau, Iron Man 2 earned $7.5m from midnight screenings in May 2010; its first-day take was $51.23. Note: Iron Man 2 didn’t have the Iron Man 3 (or The Avengers) advantage of 3D surcharges, which can boost movie-ticket prices by »
- Zac Gille
Joining the global enthusiasm, American auds are helping “Iron Man 3″ soar this weekend with a healthy $68.3 million start on Friday.
Friday’s gross includes the $15.6 million the pic picked up in late Thursday night screenings, and adds to $388.3 million in int’l coin for a worldwide cume of $456.6 million.
Disney-Marvel’s actioner is now expected to exceed pre-weekend estimates that had it earning $150 million in three days, but it appears less likely to hit a potential upside that pegged it closer to “The Avengers’” record-shattering $207.4 million opening.
Shy of “Avengers’” impressive opening day of $80.8 million, the real wild card that surprised observers when “Avengers” opened last year was family turnout, which accounted for the strong returns on Saturday and Sunday that elevated the actioner to such great heights. It’s a notoriously difficult demographic to predict, and its love for Tony Stark will be the deciding factor behind how high “Iron Man 3″ flies. »
- Michael Sullivan
With $68.5 million coming in on Friday alone ($15.6m from midnight screenings), Iron Man 3 is targeting a $170 million opening weekend, which would give it the #2 all-time opening over Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which opened with $169.1 million in 2011. In terms of opening days, Iron Man 3's $68.5 million, should that estimate hold, places it around the #7 all-time opening day opposite The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which also brought in $68.5 million back in 2010. Otherwise, Pain & Gain brought in $2.3 million and 42 delivered $1.8 million. I'll have the complete top ten for you tomorrow. ERCBoxOffice »
- Brad Brevet
Shane Black's Iron Man 3 started its domestic box office run with a stunning $68.3 million on Friday as the film heads to a stellar $175 million weekend gross. That's not quite what Marvel's The Avengers pulled in with $80.8 million, and its in fact the 7th biggest Friday opener in history, topping The Hunger Games with $67.26 million. Here is the top 10 list for Friday openers: 1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - $91.07 million on July 15th, 2011. 2. Marvel's The Avengers - $80.5 million on May 4th, 2012. 3. The Dark Knight Rises - $75.7 million on July 20th, 2012. 4. The Twilight Saga: New Moon - $72.7 million on November 20th, 2009. 5. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 - $71.6 million on November 18th, 2011. 6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 - $71.16 million on November 16th, 2012. 7. Iron Man 3 - $68.3 million on May 3rd, 2013. »
Iron Man 3: Nearly $200m at the international box office Forget the North American box office — this weekend, all eyes have been on the international market, where Iron Man 3 opened to the tune of $195.3m according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. If that figure is accurate, it almost matches the film’s gargantuan (reported) $200m budget (not including marketing and distribution expenses which could easily add another $100m or more). Directed by Shane Black, and starring Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark aka Iron Man, Iron Man 3 opens in North America next weekend. (Photo: Robert Downey Jr., one assumes, in his Iron Man suit.) Iron Man 3‘s biggest international markets were the following: the U.K. with $21.5m, South Korea with $19.2m, Australia with $18.4m, Mexico with $16.1m, France with $14.7m, Brazil with $12.3m, and Italy with $11.2m. In the coming weeks, Iron Man 3 »
- Zac Gille
Forget the Avengers. Tony Stark proved he’s bad-ass enough all by himself.
With a record-smashing $195.3 million international opening, Disney-Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” soared past last year’s $185.1 million overseas debut of “The Avengers,” marking the biggest opening weekends in many territories throughout Asia and Latin America.
The nearly $200 million bow for “Iron Man 3,” which kickstarted Wednesday in a few markets and rolled out to 42 territories, still trails the benchmark international openings of blockbusters “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” ($260.4 million) and the reigning champ, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” with its $307 million overseas start.
“The surprise is the magnitude of this opening, not necessarily that audiences are responding to the movie,” said Disney distribution exec Dave Hollis. “We believe this (opening) to be a strong indication of what will lead to extraordinary word-of-mouth worldwide.
“As people start reading headlines of the size of this opening, »
- Andrew Stewart
ment, they also had the following short, snarky synopses: "Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone": "The one that started it all" "Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets": "The one everyone hates." "Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban": "The one everyone loves." "Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire": "The one with shovelface." "Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix": "The one with the raging hormones." "Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince": "The one where Dumbledore dies." "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1": "The one you can skip." "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2": "The one that ma ... »
Twi-boycott of MTV prize-giving ceremony following Stewart-Pattinson 'Best Kiss' snub this year Whatever you say about the Twilight Saga fans, there's one thing you must admit: they do take their sacred idols quite seriously. Pictured above: A very casually dressed Logan Lerman on the Mma red carpet. Please scroll down to check out more Mma 2013 pictures. This year, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were not to be found among the 2013 MTV Movie Awards' Best Kiss nominees. That's incomprehensible -- well, until one comes to the realization that the MTV powers-that-be who handpick the nominees in each category most likely felt that the MTV Movie Awards had been transmogrified into the Twi-Movie Awards, and as a result felt it necessary to expand the show's viewership, especially considering that Twilight is now a movie series of the past. Indeed, this marks the first time that a Stewart-Pattinson kiss has gone un-nominated in the past five years. »
- Andre Soares
The spy from season one of Xiii had no name, but he did have a heart of gold. Now he has a deranged double who is set on ruining his life, framing him for crimes and messing with his head. But it's a little hard to tell if the double is a real person or if he's just a figment of Xiii's imagination. What do you think? Is Xiii's double real or imaginary? Or perhaps we should remember Dumbledore's words from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: "Of course it's happening inside your head, Harry. Why should that mean it isn't real?"
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The "Harry Potter" film franchise was finally completed once "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" hit theaters in July, 2011, but that doesn't necessarily mean the dynamic wizarding trio won't grace the big screen once again. In fact, as sleuthed out by the folks at Muggle Net, the entire eight-part series may be magically marathoning its way back into U.S. theaters in July, 2017! An eagle-eyed fan noticed that the IMDb page for "Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone" included a re-release date set for four summers from now, and lo and behold most of the movies' pages have the following consecutive re-release dates noted as well: "Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone": July 7, 2017 "Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets": July 8, 2017 "Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban": July 9, 2017 "Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire": July 10, 2017 "Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix »
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Ever since "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" wrapped up the wildly popular series two years ago, fans and industry insiders alike have been placing bets on which of the franchise's three young stars would go on to have the biggest career in Hollywood. And so far, they've all done okay for themselves. Rupert Grint is making indies and riding around in his ice cream truck while Daniel Radcliffe has appeared in major Broadway shows and offbeat films like the Sundance fave "Kill Your Darlings." And Emma Watson?
Well, according to Variety, Watson may become the first of the gorup to headline her own major blockbuster, as the starlet is »
- Scott Harris
"I take no pleasure in taking a life if it's from a person who doesn't care about it."
Though we may never get to see Gary Oldman play Commissioner Gordon again now that Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has ended — that is, unless the recent rumor that Warner Bros. is planning to use the Justice League movie as "a vehicle for Christian Bale to reprise his role as Batman" is true, in which case a cameo by Gotham’s top cop wouldn’t be out of the question — we will get to see him play a former police commissioner in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Add his stint as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter movies and his recently completed work as Norton in MGM's Robocop remake and that makes four major tentpole franchises for Oldman.
Long before »
- BrentJS Sprecher
It all ends this coming May as the Wolfpack returns for the explosive conclusion to writer-director Todd Phillips' blockbuster Hangover franchise, or so the first poster for the comedy sequel The Hangover Part III would have you believe.
Channeling Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the poster sees Zack Galifianakis' Alan Garner / Harry Potter staring down Ken Jeong's Mr. Chow / Voldemort, while Las Vegas burns in the background.
Now, let's hope the film's jokes aren't two years old - we've already had that with The Hangover Part II.
The Hangover Part III sees Galifianakis and Jeong joined for one last outing by the returning Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, Gillian Vigman, Jamie Chung, Sasha Barrese and Mike Epps, while John Goodman is also set to feature in the cast. The film is set for release on May 24th. »
- Flickering Myth
Warner Bros. is positioning "The Hangover Part III" to be as dramatic as another one of its popular franchise finales, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." The first poster marketing the sequel to Todd Phillips' previous R-rated box office smashes features Wolkpack wild card Alan (Zach Galifianakis) staring down his enemy-turned-friend-turned-possible-frenemy Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong). The pose is a parody of Harry Potter facing off against Voldemort on the "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" poster, which Warner Bros. proudly displayed two years ago. Also read: Review: 'Hangover Part II' -- New City, »
- Greg Gilman
The Hangover Part III has unveiled its first poster.
The teaser image bears more than a passing resemblance to the first official poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
The third film in the hugely-successful series will see the trio on a road trip, with no wedding or bachelor party, and will be very different from the second film, according to writer Craig Mazin.
Director and producer Todd Phillips has also revealed that the movie will revolve around the death of a character.
The Hangover Part III will be released on May 24.
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If the first poster for The Hangover Part III is any indication, come May 24, Las Vegas has a lot more to fear from the Wolfpack. Zach Galifianakis and Ken Jeong are fiercely facing off as Alan and Mr. Chow, and they look a lot like another hero/nemesis duo we know. The likeness to the poster of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is definitely on purpose, right down to the "It All Ends" tagline, and I kind of love it. Get a load of the one-sheet and compare it side by side to its magical counterpart. View Slideshow › »
- Maggie Pehanick
Warner Bros. has seen some big franchises come to an end in the last few years. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 brought an end to the wizarding world in 2011, The Dark Knight Rises completed Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy in 2012, and this year Todd Phillips will be concluding his Wolf Pack series with The Hangover Part III. The difference between the upcoming one and the two others, however, is that it has the ability to gently mock the past. The studio has revealed the first poster for the new comedy, and movie fans will recognize the design and tagline from the last Harry Potter movie. Check out the Hangover poster first: And here's the Potter original: Will Alan, Stu and Phil actually burn down Las Vegas? Is there actually a chance that the marketing department's next poster could actually be a parody of The Dark Knight Rises? »
Good news for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" just broke the $1 billion mark in global earnings at the box office.
Released on Dec. 14 stateside, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" has now earned $1,001,134,992 in ticket sales worldwide. The film has reached a domestic gross of $301.1 million since its release.
"We could not be more proud to have reached this amazing benchmark," Warner's president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman said, THR reports. "Together with our partners at MGM and New Line, everyone at Warner Bros. congratulates Peter Jackson and his entire cast and crew on the extraordinary success of this film."
Starring Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman, among others, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is now the 15th movie to earn more than $1 billion. Other recent films that reached figures in the billions include 2012's "Skyfall" at $1.1 billion, 2011's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" at $1.3 billion, »
- The Huffington Post
Skyfall isn't just one of the best Bond films to be released in the franchise's 50 year history - it's a straight up phenomenon. After the less-than-stellar Quantum of Solace, director Sam Mendes completely reinvigorated our collective love for everything 007 and the proof is in the box office. The movie was a smash hit around the world, becoming one of the few movies to pass the billion dollar mark and ranking at number seven on the all-time worldwide record chart. Understandably, one of the biggest areas of impact was in the UK. Opening in the region weeks before its Us release, the film was a true smash hit, making $85.8 million in just the first 10 days of release, surpassing the record previously set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. But just because the theatrical run is over doesn't mean that the excitement has ended. On the contrary, it's now »
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