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

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

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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Comments

Black Sun Tzu

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 :)

LeonRaymond

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!

Nikki

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.

JMS

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

amira

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.

amira

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

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

that dude

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

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.

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