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“IRON MAN” IS NOW MOVIES’ FIFTH ELEMENT

May 10, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

The Stark fact is this: Iron Man 2 had the fifth-largest opening weekend on record, not the first- or second-largest, as some box-office gurus had confidently forecast last week. The movie, produced by Marvel Entertainment and distributed by Paramount, took in $133.6 million, a massive figure by anyone’s reckoning but nowhere near the $158 million that Warner Bros.’ Batman movie The Dark Knight earned when it opened in 2008. (No doubt not a few studio executives were appraising the possibility of bringing together Batman’s Bruce Wayne and Iron Man’s Tony Stark in a superhero sequel to end all superhero sequels.) Overseas, Iron Man 2 brought in $57.2 million in its second week, to bring its foreign total to $194 million. Together with its domestic total of $133.6 million, the movie has now earned $327.6 million worldwide. No other film opening domestically managed to break into double digits. Second place went to A Nightmare on Elm Street, which took in $9.1 million. How to Train Your Dragon placed third with $6.7 million, pushing it past the $200-million mark at the box office in its seventh week. Other top finishers were 4. Date Night, $5.3 million; 5. The Back-up Plan, $4.3 million; 6. Furry Vengeance, $4 million; 7. Clash of the Titans, $2.3 million; 8. Death at a Funeral, $2.1 million; 9. The Losers, $1.8 million; 10. Babies, $1.6 million.

  • http://www.sweetpaul.com Paul Martin

    Considering that Iron Man (Tony Stark) is a Marvel Comics character and Batman (Bruce Wayne) is a DC Comics character… what you’ve just described is both improbable and impossible. Unless they managed to create one under the Amalgam Comics line, which spun out of the DC vs Marvel series of the 1990s, this cannot ever happen.

  • admin

    Studios have a long history of cooperating if it’s to their mutual benefit. Consider the case of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, which united Disney and WB characters.