Briefly: Tony Stark has defeated the Iron Monger, Whiplash and now he’s beaten Harry Potter, Jack Sparrow and Batman, too. Iron Man 3 opened this weekend with a whopping $175.3 million box-office take, the second best opening weekend of all-time. The only film Stark couldn’t beat? His own. 2012′s The Avengers remains the all-time record holder with $207.4 million from Friday to Sunday.
What’s even more impressive about the Shane Black-directed film? As it opened internationally a week prior to the US opening, Iron Man 3 has now grossed $680 million globally in its first week, outgrossing the entire run of both Iron Man ($585.2) and Iron Man 2 ($623.9 million).
The only questions now are, can Iron Man 3 combine the grosses of 1 and 2? Which other summer movie could topple it, if any? And will there be an Iron Man 4? [Box Office Mojo]
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Without a doubt, this weekend belongs to Iron Man 3. The film is now open and the box office is expected to be huge; possibly one of the biggest of all time. That means everyone and their mother will be heading out to the theater to see what’s next for Tony Stark after he flew into space at the end of The Avengers.
Surely people will also take the weekend to look back at the first two Iron Man films, Iron Man and Iron Man 2, directed by Jon Favreau. If you don’t have time for all that, though, music producer Mike Relm has made an awesome Iron Man trilogy remix, using Black Sabbath’s Iron Man in conjunction with footage from all three films. Check it out below. Read More »
There is no news about Star Wars Episode VII in this post. I’m sorry, but it’s true. However if you’re a Star Wars fan like me, ready to eat up any and all content related to J.J. Abrams and his highly anticipated movie, you’ll enjoy this.
Below is a short video featuring Abrams discussing the franchise, and his fandom, with fellow Star Wars nerd Simon Pegg. Pegg, of course, has worked with Abrams on several films including this month’s Star Trek Into Darkness. He’s also a massive Star Wars fan who was truly hurt when the prequels came out.
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Briefly: While the robots will always be the stars of Michael Bay‘s Transformers films, it’s the humans that can make or break it. The director has wiped the slate clean for Transformers 4 and so far added two Oscar-nominees in Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci as well as a few unknowns.
For the main human villain, Bay continues his trend of casting award-calibur actors by adding Kelsey Grammer, the four-time Emmy award winning actor who cut his blockbuster franchise teeth a few years back as Beast in X-Men: The Last Stand. Grammer will play Harold Attinger, an evil counter intelligence agent. The film is schedueld for release June 27, 2014. [Deadline]
With games like Grand Theft Auto V, the line between video game and movie get more and more blurred. Rockstar Games long ago mastered blending cinematic storytelling with an immersive, interactive experience and their latest opus looks like it enhances the company’s approach. The game is set for release on September 17. Check out three new trailers, focused on characters named Michael, Franklin and Trevor, below. Read More »
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