Wednesday, April 24, 2024

“Iron Man 3” Record Setting Box Office: Staggering $175.3 Mil US, $680Mil Total Worldwide


“Iron Man 3” has set box office records this weekend. It can now boast the second highest weekend in box office history with $175 mil. It’s second only to its “cousin,” “The Avengers.” Worldwide, “Iron Man 3” has almost $700 million in the bank. And this is only after one weekend in domestic release. Even with “Stark Trek” about to arrive, “Iron Man 3” has a long way to go. Based on these numbers, it should at least double its take before its run is over. What an incredible turnaround for Robert Downey, Jr. He changed his whole life, and is now the biggest movie star on the planet. Amazing, and great. It’s nice to see a happy ending. Downey has pocketed $50 million from the first three “Iron Man” movies, and is negotiating now for a fourth and fifth.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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