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article image'Iron Man 3' will be huge, it is that simple

By Tim O'Brien     May 2, 2013 in Entertainment
It will be a big box office when this report is updated, to say the least. That statement is a no-brainer, but how much will "Iron Man 3" take in will be tracked but it is already raking it in overseas.
This report usually only delves into the domestic angle but when a film does this well so early, it is something to add. While many countries have a May Day holiday, the film took in some $65 million on that day, adding to the already hefty overseas numbers.
It has passed $300 million. That is not a misprint. Look out, this is huge. Not since "The Avengers" have numbers like this appeared this early overseas.
But with that, Hollywood will continue making superhero flicks. Even though there seems to be a glut of them, they continue to make money. Keep going and these are the only movies that will be made, so beware. Add in the vampire theme or "Hunger Games" and that is it.
However, it is good for these films to get made and make money so they can make room for those lesser films with lower budgets.
Weekend
1. "Iron Man 3" - 4,253 theaters
2. "The Iceman 2013" - 4 theaters
3. "Love Is All You Need" - limited
"Iron Man 3" is a familiar character and "The Avengers" is still fresh on people's mind, so Robert Downey Jr. should be smiling from ear to ear. Look closely, he is. One does not have to look very closely to see him in Google-like glasses either. Meanwhile, this one is review-proof. Save the ink, the hatred if one has it for these. It will not matter. This film has IT.
If it fails to meet expectations, it might get called a disappointment. But, come on, if it doesn't beat "The Avengers," it will not be a disappointment.
Now, will any of these superhero films get a coveted Oscar best picture nomination? With the possibility of ten nominations, why not have one for a blockbuster like these? That would be a sure-fire way to get higher ratings and perhaps, that younger demographic that host Seth MacFarlane dented the last time around. If "The Dark Knight Rises" failed to notch one, it may be harder for these.
What "Iron Man 3" will seek to do, domestically, is try to match the overseas popularity. If it does it may beat out "Marvel's The Avengers" best opener ever of $207.4 million.
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