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Weekend B.O. May 3-5 (Here Comes 'Iron Man 4' and 5 and 6...)

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by Sergio
May 5, 2013 12:05 PM
18 Comments
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I keep saying that eventually people will tire of comic book super hero movies and will long for more adult movies again about people interacting with people, and I keep getting proved wrong.

The latest evidence that I don’t know what I’m talking about is Iron Man 3, which opened to a stunning $175 million domestically with a worldwide total to date of $680 million. And the film has only been out for just over a week. How far can it go?

But there are films that are also making money as well. 42 is still holding on strong, coming, as it did last week, in third place and still easily looks headed for an eventual gross of $90-100 million.

Not exactly Iron Man figures (what film could match that?) but pretty good nevertheless anyway.

1) Iron Man 3 BV $175,300,000
2) Pain and Gain Par. $7,600,000 Total: $33,919,000
3) 42 WB $6,210,000 Total: $78,336,000
4) Oblivion Uni. $5,797,000 Total: $75,969,000 
5) The Croods Fox $4,225,000 Total: $168,743,000
6) The Big Wedding LGF $3,875,000 Total: $7,500, 000
7) Mud RAtt. $2,150,000  Total: $5,158,000
8) Oz The Great and Powerful BV $1,822,000 Total: $228,568,000
9) Scary Movie 5 W/Dim. $1,435,000 Total: $29,603,000
10) The Place Beyond the Pines Focus $1,298,000 Total: $18,678,000
11) G.I. Joe: Retaliation Par. $1,275,000 Total: $118,757,000
12) Olympus Has Fallen FD $1,185,000 Total: $95,365,000
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18 Comments

  • Black Sun Tzu | May 6, 2013 4:21 AMReply

    You don't seem that old, Sergio. I bet you and I are about the same age and I still enjoy the superhero genre. Hell, I'm a superhero! About to turn 40 :)

  • sergio | May 6, 2013 8:00 AM

    Oooooh you're 40! You're so old. Life is over!

    You're a kid compared to me.

  • LeonRaymond | May 5, 2013 10:51 PMReply

    That shi*t could make $750 Billion Dollars and I still won't go see it, but I will see THE ICE MAN, and A Place Beyond The Pines, I have watched END OF WATCH and will watch films like that!

  • sergio | May 6, 2013 8:01 AM

    Place Beyond the Pines and Mud are far and away the two best films I've seen so far this year

  • Nikki | May 5, 2013 8:24 PMReply

    Well, most people born in the 80s and 90s never really read comic books all that much. Watching superhero cartoons Saturday morning or afterschool was more of a thing. I don't think the big summer blockbuster will ever go out of style. Doesn't matter if it is superheroes, Pirates or Independence Day.

  • Miles Ellison | May 5, 2013 11:07 PM

    There's always fantasy porn based on comic books.

  • Sergio | May 5, 2013 9:36 PM

    I was born long before the 80's and I thought it was people who were born in the 80's and 90's were into comic books the most and who mainly these films are made for. And not to say that I don't like fantasy. I do very much. It's called porn

  • JMS | May 5, 2013 7:16 PMReply

    Yes, I have tired of the superhero genre. Enough already.

  • Nikki | May 6, 2013 12:15 PM

    Your generation probably read comics moreso than mine. Sure there are some people in my generation that read comic books, but not that many. I actually don't know anyone personally of my generation who read comicbooks. Sure they may be into superheroes, but as I said before that's more due to Cartoons ( X-Men, Batman the Animated Series, Spider Man Animated series..etc) than Comics. You think kids nowadays born in 2000s read comics? LOL. There are too many distractions to be focused on comic books.

  • Josh | May 5, 2013 11:15 PM

    The hardcore fans are a small portion of the audience. In the geek community this movie is extremely polarizing but the general audience is loving it. They make for good family movies with the minimal sex and language. I'm surprised that there is so much gnashing of teeth over the genre, it makes up only three of the many movies that will be released this year. I'm more troubled by the bad Young Adult novel film craze.

  • amira | May 5, 2013 6:27 PMReply

    I don't think audiences will ever tire of super hero movies until we live in a real life world peace utopian society. Superheroes bring to life the fantasy of being powerful enough to rid social ills and cure issues with brute force. We all wish we had some Iron Man like engineered power or mutation to fight the bad guys of society with force. Sigh... Alas us mere mortals have to deal with our puny, yet effective methods of solving problems.

  • Josh | May 5, 2013 7:40 PM

    Spot on. There's a reason superhero comics popularity soared during WWII and Vietnam. In times of crisis people turn to their mythology. Iron Man takes on the Military Industrial Complex often, he does what we wish we had the guts to.

  • amira | May 5, 2013 6:27 PMReply

    I don't think audiences will ever tire of super hero movies until we live in a real life world peace utopian society. Superheroes bring to life the fantasy of being powerful enough to rid social ills and cure issues with brute force. We all wish we had some Iron Man like engineered power or mutation to fight the bad guys of society with force. Sigh... Alas us mere mortals have to deal with our puny, yet effective methods of solving problems.

  • Josh | May 5, 2013 3:36 PMReply

    Adventure never really goes out of style, whether it be Jason and the Argonauts or Superman.

  • that dude | May 5, 2013 3:32 PMReply

    The public doesn't get tired of movies that deliver. 42 and IM3, as different as they are, both deliver on what they promise to the audience.

  • Akimbo | May 5, 2013 1:11 PMReply

    Why would people get tired of comic book movies? They're intrinsically everything that sells in the theaters: action-packed and full of spectacle, with fantasy/sci-fi elements. The ideal would be for more of these films to become smarter, with stronger messages and themes. Though they're not all the Dark Knight, the fact that many of these recent entries are so well-made from a storytelling perspective, is a step in the right direction.

  • sergio | May 5, 2013 2:32 PM

    I'm of the generation when you stopped reading comic books when you were 12. And I haven't really read one since

  • kirk | May 5, 2013 1:35 PM

    Yes, especially with a screenwriter like Shane Black.

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