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Briefly: In the past week or so we saw several reports about how theater chains were refusing to sell early tickets to Iron Man 3 because of a dispute over what percentage of their box-office take would have to be delivered to the studio. As you may know, there are a variety of deals to determine how much of the box office goes to the distributor and how much to the studio. The baseline is 50/50, but that can change a lot depending on the film.
Disney has been trying to put forth new contracts that would see the studio taking more of Iron Man 3‘s box office than usual, up to 65%. Theater chains AMC, Regal Entertainment, and Cinemark were all refusing to sell Iron Man 3 tickets in protest. Regal even pulled marketing for the film from theaters.
Now a deal has been struck, meaning that Iron Man tickets are on sale at all three chains, and Iron Man marathons planned for various theaters will go forward on May 2. Realistically, there was little to no chance that theater chains were not going to show the film; it was just a matter of what sort of contract agreement could be worked out with the studio. [LAT]
Posted on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 by Angie Han
Trailers! Who has time to watch them all? There are something like forty wide releases due out this summer alone. If you assume each trailer runs about two minutes, that’s about an hour and half of your life you’ll never get back. That’s time you could’ve spent actually watching one of these movies.
If you only watch one trailer this spring, then, you’ll want to make it this one. This three-minute supercut teases most of the season’s biggest releases, from Iron Man 3 to The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. It’s surprisingly coherent, which may suggest that these titles aren’t as different as the filmmakers would like us to think. Or maybe it just proves that with the right music and some skillful editing, you can totally change the meaning of any scene. In any case, watch it after the jump.
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Much like Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow‘s contract with Marvel ends with next week’s Iron Man 3. Everyone assumes Downey will be back for at least The Avengers 2, and probably Iron Man 4, but nothing is set in stone. Now Paltrow has put those assumptions up for serious debate with a quote where she says she doesn’t believe Iron Man 4 will happen. Read it below. Read More »
After getting out of Iron Man 3 I was inundated with text messages from friends and colleagues asking not only how it was, but more than not how it compared against the first two films. This seems to be the question more and more nowadays. When I saw Monsters University at CinemaCon, people asked how it compared against the original and more than not, how it placed in my ranking of the Pixar filmography. I can’t even tell you which Pixar film is my favorite, never mind asking me to rank them. I understand people want context, thats probably why film grades, rotten tomato and IMDB scores are so massively popular.
I could tell you that Iron Man 3 is a much MUCH better movie than Iron Man 2, but what does that really say? While I don’t think it tops the original, many aspects of this film are better than the first film.
But what does that even really mean? That’s comment without context. For me its hard to compare because, as it turns out, Iron Man 3 is much much different than the first two films in the franchise. After the jump you can watch a spoiler free video blog I recorded with Steve from Collider after a recent screening, along with a few written thoughts.
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The Chinese version of Iron Man 3 will contain new footage that won’t be seen in US theaters; that much we knew. In March Marvel had announced that the Chinese version of the movie would include “significant Chinese elements” and “exclusive footage” created in co-operation with Chinese media company DMG, including a special appearance of China’s top actress, Fan Bingbing.
At the Iron Man 3 junket press conference, director Shane Black was asked what the extra footage entails, and his response is after the break.
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