One of the most highly anticipated box office rivalries of the Summer has been settled, resulting in the biggest Memorial Day weekend total box office since 2011. Fast & Furious 6 emerged victorious with a $98.5 million haul, while its stiffest competition, fellow new release The Hangover Part III, earned less than half as much, taking in $42.4 million. Last week's winner, Star Trek Into Darkness, added $38 million to its total, while animated family film Epic earned $34.2 million in its first week. Iron Man 3 hung in the top five with $19.4 million, and Richard Linklater's Before Midnight took in $274,000 in limited release.
Star Trek Into Darkness earned $70.6 million at the box office this weekend, beating the previous reigning box office champ, Iron Man 3, which earned $35.2 million. Coming in third was The Great Gatsby, which made $23.4 in its second week of release. Pain and Gain dropped to fourth, taking in just $3.1 million, while animated film The Croods stuck it out in fifth place with $2.7 million.
For the second weekend in a row, Iron Man 3 dominated the box office, adding $72.5 million to its total, which now stands at a whopping $284.9 million. New release The Great Gatsby earned second place, with an impressive $51.1 million intake. Michael Bay's Pain & Gain dropped to third, taking in just $5 million, followed by Tyler Perry Presents Peeples, which made a paltry $4.9 million in its first weekend. 42 hung in the top five with a $4.7 million haul.
Iron Man 3 did some serious damage at the box office for its North American debut. The Summer-movie blast-off has set the bar superhero-high for the rest of the season's big franchises. We're also keeping our fingers crossed for a Michael Scott cameo on the finale of The Office, Pink gives her fans a scolding, and more!
Tony Stark took down more than The Mandarin this weekend: Iron Man 3 earned $175.3 million, earning the blockbuster the second-highest opening weekend of all time behind last year's The Avengers. Last week's No. 1, Pain & Gain, followed far, far behind, taking in $7.6 million. Historical baseball movie 42 stayed steady in third place, earning $6.2 million, followed by Oblivion, with $5.8 million. The Croods rounded out the top five with $4.2 million.
Iron Man 3 hits theaters this weekend, marking the fourth time that Tony Stark has been prominently featured in a movie. But it's been five years since we first saw Robert Downey Jr. don his iron armor, and it can be hard to keep track of everything Tony's been up to since. That's why we've put together this handy guide to Tony's journey — including villains, love interests, and everything in between. To refresh your memory, skip the movie marathon and take our crash course in all things Stark instead.
Iron Man returns! Robert Downey Jr. is back for the third installment of his superhero franchise this weekend, but can Iron Man 3 stack up to the other films (and The Avengers)? Find out what to expect from the latest Tony Stark story, including a sneak peek at the special-edition 3D glasses for the film.
With the release of Gwyneth Paltrow's latest blockbuster, Iron Man 3, and the recent comments she made about a possible Pepper Pots spinoff and her husband, we're rounding up all things Gwyneth.
Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) again attempts to save the world — and keep dear Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) out of danger — in Iron Man 3, opening this week. If you're not already convinced you need to see the new installment, check out all the action-packed pictures of Downey, Paltrow, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Don Cheadle, and the rest of the cast.
After great Iron Man movies and an Avengers film, it's fair to assume that it's only a matter of time before we get tired of seeing these guys. But Iron Man 3 is not only equally fantastic as its predecessors; it's also the most emotional and most focused installment in the franchise to date. The secret to the success of the film? Giving the audience something they haven't seen before: a different side of Tony, a brand-new suit, and a villain that hits very close to home. Of course, the magic of Robert Downey Jr. is the key ingredient in making these films endlessly fun.
Iron Man 3 opens to the tune of Eiffel 65's song "Blue," which is fitting not just as a cue to the introductory '90s flashback, but because it describes Tony Stark's present-day state of mind. After coming face to face with some aliens (in The Avengers), he's tired, he's anxious, and he's feeling overprotective of his girlfriend, Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow), all of which makes Tony even more relatable as a character. Superheroes: they're just like us! It doesn't help matters that there's a terrorist on the loose who calls himself The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), and Tony's penchant for getting himself into trouble quickly makes him a huge target. To find out why Iron Man 3 is a must see, just read more