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NEW STAR TREK FALLS FAR SHORT OF FORECASTS

May 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

There had been virtually unanimous predictions that Star Trek Into Darkness would debut with the biggest opening ever for the Paramount franchise — at least $80 million for the three-day weekend and $100 million for the four-day holiday. It didn’t happen. Paramount now expects the movie to earn $70.5 million for the weekend and $84 […]

GATSBY SHINES IN SECOND-PLACE FINISH

May 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Rarely has a second-place finisher at the box office received as much attention as The Great Gatsby has this week. Final box office figures put its domestic total at $50.1 million, well above the $35-40 million that analysts had predicted it would earn. Entertainment Weekly pointed out that it was the third best opening weekend […]

IRON MAN 3 IN SECOND PLACE AMONG PIRATED MOVIES

May 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It may have earned nearly $1 billion in ticket sales worldwide, but Iron Man 3 has ranked only No. 2 on the list of pirated movies downloaded via BitTorrent during the past two weeks, according to TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent usage. The reason may well have something to do with the fact that only a […]

GATSBY GREAT; IRON MAN GREATER (Updated)

May 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Great Gatsby raked in an estimated $51.1 million over the weekend, bowling over analysts’ predictions of $35-40 million. But it was not enough to displace Iron Man 3 as the No. 1 film at the box office. The Disney/Marvel “threequel” collected another $72.4 million in its second weekend, nearly half of it on Saturday. […]

GATSBY TAKES ON IRON MAN

May 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Online ticket sellers Fandango may be reporting that The Great Gatsby is driving 65 percent of its weekend ticket sales, but box-office forecasters figure that it won’t come close to unseating Iron Man 3 from the No. 1 position when all sales are counted. Iron Man 3 opened with $174.1 million last weekend, making it […]

IRON MAN 3 ERUPTS WITH $175.3 MILLION (Updated)

May 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Iron Man seemed to be made of gold this weekend as the third installment of the Marvel franchise debuted with an estimated near-record of $175.3 million. That figure fell short of the record $207.4-million debut of last year’s The Avengers, but it easily took over second place on the all-time box office charts, sending the […]

HOW SUPER WILL IRON MAN 3 BE AT WEEKEND BOX OFFICE?

May 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Iron Man 3 opens in North America this weekend after already taking in $308 million overseas. With that kind of momentum, analysts say, the Disney/Marvel sequel could very well take in close to $200 million domestically and may even beat the $207 million benchmark set by The Avengers over the same weekend a year ago. […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: IRON MAN 3

May 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

As superhero movies move from one sequel to another, they appear to grow “darker,” to use a description that pops up a lot in the current reviews of Iron Man 3, with Robert Downey Jr. again in the title role. Critics generally appear to applaud the darkness. Says Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times: […]

REPORT: MARVEL AND PARAMOUNT EXECS FEUDING AGAIN

May 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Marvel executives are reportedly angry over published reports that Paramount stands to pocket at least $115 million in fees for The Avengers and Iron Man 3 without having to shell out a dime in costs, the New York Post reported today (Wednesday), citing unnamed sources. According to those sources, Paramount might have held on to […]

IRON MAN 3 WILL HAVE SPECIAL APPEAL FOR CHINESE

April 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The next installment of the Marvel/Disney Iron Man franchise will likely contain elements targeted at Chinese audiences. That appeared to be assured following the announcement on Sunday the Iron Man 3 will be a joint production of Marvel/Disney and Beijing-based DMG Entertainment. The deal would appear to guarantee a release for the film in China […]

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