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IRON MAN 2 IS GOLD ON DVD

October 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Demonstrating that it’s still possible to release smash hits in the home-video market, Paramount Home Entertainment’s Iron Man 2 sold about 1.1 million standard DVDs and Blu-ray discs on its first day of release last week, then went on to sell nearly 4 million more by the end of the week, Home Media magazine reported […]

DISNEY’S PROFITS SOAR 40 PERCENT

August 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The combination of Toy Story 3, Iron Man 2 and Alice in Wonderland 3D lifted Walt Disney Co.’s third-quarter profits 40 percent, according to the company’s quarterly earnings report, beating analysts’ forecasts by a wide margin. Income rose to $1.3 billion from $954 million during the comparable period a year ago. Revenue rose 16 percent […]

SHREK WENT FOURTH BUT DIDN’T PROSPER

May 23, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Fourth upon a time, Shrek could produce no monster results at the box office. Shrek the Third may have opened in 2007 with $122 million — in 2D — but Shrek Forever After dropped 42 percent below that figure this weekend, to an estimated $71.3 million, despite premium 3D prices that saw tickets rise to […]

THAT CLANK YOU HEAR IS IRON MAN FALLING

May 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Iron Man 2 appeared to have feet of tin Monday after final figures came in revealing that the movie earned even less than estimated — $1 million less. According to final Warner Bros. figures, the movie collected $52 million as it dived 59 percent from its opening-week total. Universal’s Robin Hood turned out to be […]

STUDIOS REVISE WEEKEND FIGURES

May 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Studio estimates for Sunday’s ticket sales were significantly off the mark for each of the two movies that opened over the weekend. Iron Man 2, which some forecasters had figured would set a new record, failed even to take in the $133.6 million the studio reckoned it would. With some families apparently concluding that it […]

“IRON MAN 2” IS NO BATMAN

May 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Iron Man 2 kicked off the movie industry’s summer season on Friday with $52.4 million, a solid opening, to be sure, but nothing even approaching the $67.2 million that The Dark Knight took in during its first day in theaters in 2008, when it went on to earn $158.4 million for its opening weekend. (The […]

IRON MAN TO CHASE BATMAN THIS WEEKEND

May 7, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Is it all just hype or does Iron Man 2 stand a real chance of setting a new box-office record this weekend? Several box-office experts insist that the movie does have a shot at unseating the current record holder, The Dark Knight, which debuted with $158.4 million two years ago. Veteran box-office tracker Ben Fritz, […]

SHANDLING BOASTS THAT HE HELD “IRON MAN 2” TOGETHER

May 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Comedian Garry Shandling has been enlisted in the Iron Man 2 promotional cause. He plays a U.S. senator in the film — a relatively small role, some might say, but not Shandling himself. In a hilarious interview with New York magazine, Shandling noted that originally his role “was like three pages, and we talked about […]

SUMMER MOVIES ARRIVE

May 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The calendar says that it’s only the beginning of May, just three weeks into spring, but it’s officially summer again so far as the movie industry is concerned, with the first weekend on target to set, if not a record, then something pretty close to it thanks to the opening of Iron Man 2. Some […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “IRON MAN 2”

May 6, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Most initial reviews of Marvel Entertainment’s Iron Man 2, while not totally corrosive, are not exactly glowing either. Most critics suggest that Robert Downey Jr. delivers another splendid performance and that they would have preferred seeing more of him than the numerous heroes and villains roped into what the critics suggest is a convoluted plot. […]

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