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article imageMarvel 'Blasts Off' With Iron Man During Opening Weekend

By Can Tran     May 4, 2008 in Entertainment
In its opening weekend, the release of Iron Man had made over $100 million at the box office. This is a good sign for Marvel Studios as it has started funding its own productions.
I watched Iron Man last night. For the longest time, I have been an avid fan of the Marvel Universe with Iron Man as one of my favorite heroes. But, I have to say that they really put Iron Man in a very interesting light. However, I would have to speculate that the story from the film had parts of the Ultimate Marvel universe.
But, I was impressed with the film. At the box office, Iron Man had raked in at least $200 Mmllion. his was definitely a big bang for Marvel Studios, which is a part of Marvel Entertainment. Still, when one watches the film, it may not be surprising to see that Iron Man brought in so much money. I happened to enjoy every minute of the movie.
There were parts that gave me plenty of laughs. Interestingly enough, Iron Man had put Made of Honor in a very distant second as it only made $15 million. It would look as if hero/superhero movies are in this summer. There is “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” that comes out on May 22.
A remake of The Incredible Hulk is coming out. Robert Downey Jr. who plays Tony Stark in Iron Man is confirmed to be making a cameo. It is logical as those familiar with the Marvel Universe know that Stark provided the equipment in which Bruce Banner used for Gamma radiation testing.
However, those two movies could be a prelude to a possible “Avengers” movie. Those who have stayed and watched the entire credits should already know.
Before the movie’s released, there have been fears that box office sales could be killed due to the release of “Grand Theft Auto IV.” It was estimated that Iron Man would only make $40 Million during its opening weekend. But, the current results have beyond exceeded expectations.
This could be foreshadowing that this summer’s movies will truly be a bunch of blockbusters.
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