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Box Office Weekend for 5/2-5/4: Iron Man Edition

Old 05-04-08, 03:50 PM
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I bet a lot of people will be going back to see Iron Man when they learn that there's a significant post-credit sequence. (over 90% of my audience was out in a flash when the credits rolled).
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Originally Posted by Groucho
I bet a lot of people will be going back to see Iron Man when they learn that there's a significant post-credit sequence. (over 90% of my audience was out in a flash when the credits rolled).
I'm considering it. I skipped out on it.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
I bet a lot of people will be going back to see Iron Man when they learn that there's a significant post-credit sequence. (over 90% of my audience was out in a flash when the credits rolled).
I sometimes feel the urge to yell "Hey, there's another scene after the credits". But I'd feel bad if the scene sucked.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
I bet a lot of people will be going back to see Iron Man when they learn that there's a significant post-credit sequence. (over 90% of my audience was out in a flash when the credits rolled).
Only those familiar with the comics though.
Spoiler:
For anyone who doesn't know who the fuck Nick Fury is or the Avengers, they'll just see Sam Jackson with an eye patch.
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Which is still pretty fucking cool...
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Originally Posted by Groucho
I bet a lot of people will be going back to see Iron Man when they learn that there's a significant post-credit sequence. (over 90% of my audience was out in a flash when the credits rolled).
I will be going back for another viewing... because I missed this. Darn it!
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I bet a lot of people will be going back to see Iron Man when they learn that there's a significant post-credit sequence. (over 90% of my audience was out in a flash when the credits rolled).
I doubt that. I made my cousin and friends stay last night when we saw it, and they were like "why the fuck did we stay for that?"
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Which is still pretty fucking cool...
exactly. i don't know anything about IM or NF or TA, but i thought it was a cool scene.

wow! over $100 million!! i am sure no one predicted that much with a somewhat off the radar, non-flashy, non-mutant Marvel character. i think RDj and these phenom reviews pushed it to this take.

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Old 05-04-08, 07:25 PM
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I'm very pleased Iron made made over $100,000,000 million this weekend.
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Wow, $100 million here and $201,000,000 worldwide!

And many people here doubted that it would even break 50 or 60 million.
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Only 44 million doesn't seem like it's doing THAT well. I was hoping for better.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall isn't as big as knocked up, but its still in the top five a few weeks later.
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Mark my words. Next week's box office.

1. Iron Man at $48 million.
2. Speed Racer at $34 million.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall isn't as big as knocked up, but its still in the top five a few weeks later.
It will bow out of it's theatrical run shy of $60 million. Great for a film that cost under $20 million, not great as it was a highly looked upon Apatow release after the failures of Walk Hard and Drillbit Taylor.

The film has already made a profit for Universal, which in the long run, is all that's necessary.
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Originally Posted by Brent L
Wow, $100 million here and $201,000,000 worldwide!

And many people here doubted that it would even break 50 or 60 million.
I always expected Iron Man to be a good movie. When the character was handled well in the comincs (late 70's early 80's) it was among the best titles around - Tony Stark was one of the most fleshed out and realistic characters in comics back then.

And the character concept is fairly believable - and damned cool!

So the only things surprising me are just how good the script was, how high profile the cast was, and how big the opening weekend was (I always expected a $60 million or so 1st weekend, which would have been pretty good).
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Originally Posted by Brent L
Wow, $100 million here and $201,000,000 worldwide!

And many people here doubted that it would even break 50 or 60 million.
Marvel and Paramount probably are very happy about that. These figures justify Marvel's decision to produce films on their own with other film studios distributing them.

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