BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Iron Man 3’ Takes in $175.3 Million

‘Pain & Gain’ takes a distant second place with $7.6 million, with ‘42’ landing in third place with $6.2 million.
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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Iron Man 3’ Takes in $175.3 Million

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:

1
$175.3 millionIron Man 3
93%
Users
190 reviews
79%
Tomatoes
33 reviews
2
$7.6 millionPain & Gain
76%
Users
58 reviews
44%
Tomatoes
39 reviews
3
$6.2 million42
93%
Users
38 reviews
79%
Tomatoes
46 reviews
4
$5.7 millionOblivion
87%
Users
83 reviews
54%
Tomatoes
12 reviews
5
$4.2 millionThe Croods
91%
Users
41 reviews
69%
Tomatoes
27 reviews
6
$3.8 millionThe Big Wedding
74%
Users
23 reviews
7%
Tomatoes
48 reviews
7
$2.1 millionMud
96%
Users
43 reviews
98%
Tomatoes
4 reviews
8
$1.8 millionOz: The Great and Powerful
74%
Users
71 reviews
59%
Tomatoes
36 reviews
9
$1.4 millionScary Movie V
54%
Users
56 reviews
4%
Tomatoes
47 reviews

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  • ghostman • 2 years ago

    @thedude1 I don't see how Killian could be Fin Fang Foom. Is it because he breathed fire? That was actually from the Extremis comics. The part where he is breathing fire.

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-s4mCKx1vgCE/T7lK7e9Z7cI/AAAAAAAAAJs/GF7vKv-FPEU/s1600/tha+thing+mallen+guy.png

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    • slysnide • 2 years ago

      @ghostman: That's cause the most famous chinese actor ever played the doctor in that scene, and in the beginning of the film (or so I read). The surgery itself seemed to have the gist of simply getting another arc reactor to have double magnetization when removing the first one. Not too complex. But the writing was still flimsy. The beginning most of all. They could easily have fixed those issues with only adding ten minutes at best to the film.

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      • ghostman • 2 years ago

        @slysnide The problem was that the film had so much context happening in a two hour run time. Noticed how rushed that ending was? There was hardly any explanation to Tony's surgery (even though thatwas touched more upon in the Chinese cut only).

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        • thedude1 • 2 years ago

          @ghostman I'm not a comic book person either. Never read a single Iron Man comic. However that doesn't mean I don't have respect for what those people created in those comics.

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          • slysnide • 2 years ago

            @thedude1: I agree that they handled the twist poorly. While Kingsley may have had fun with it, they wasted his talents. They should've had the fake mandarin at least be somebody who shared that philosophy who could've gotten into some fight with Tony and Rhodes (seeing as they were short on weapons and armor after Killian fled the compound).

            @ghostman: TDKR was written a lot better though. IM3 just kinda starts with Act 2 after a random flashback, with a poorly written twist, and a villainous agenda which doesn't make any sense unless you pause the movie to think about it. Until I broke it down after seeing the film, I couldn't figure out how Killian went from wanting to perfect Extremis by getting funding for his think tank to suddenly wanting to execute the president and replace him with the VP. He wasn't seeking world domination after all. There was no explanation given there. Even after he injected Extremis into Pepper as leverage over Tony's intellect to fix Extremis' problems for him, he still didn't express any grandiose desires beyond profiting off Extremis being weaponized, which he could easily do without all the mayhem and destruction. Even the way they wrote the reveal in the climax was shoddy.

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            • ghostman • 2 years ago

              @thedude1 I didn't dodge anything you said. I stick with my opinionated views and think what they did with the Mandarin was acceptable with me, and see nothing wrong with it. It was a new spin that was something bold to do. I understand some hard core comic book fans will be pissed off, while others like me who aren't that knowledgeable in Iron Man lore will like what they did. If you want the version of the Mandarin you hoped to of seen, go watch 2007's "The Invincible Iron Man."

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              • thedude1 • 2 years ago

                @ghostman I liked that dodge of what I said. It was complete classless like what they did with the Madarin.

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                • ghostman • 2 years ago

                  Eh, say what you want @thedude1, it's still better than The Dark Knight Rises.

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                  • thedude1 • 2 years ago

                    @ghostman The character of the Mandarin was mocked by having a big laugh at the expense of the guy who looked like the Mandarin from the comics and the TV shows.

                    I say it was poorly written because they could have easily still had the twist that Killian was the Mandarin without making a big fat joke of the character from the comics.

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                    • ghostman • 2 years ago

                      @thedude1 I don't see how it was poorly written. The whole smoke and mirrors trick worked just fine. Also, I'm sure the Mandarin wasn't "mocked" for Killian was a very serious villain in the movie.

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                      • thedude1 • 2 years ago

                        @slysnide I now understand and have read that Killian truly is the Mandarin. I've read the article where Shane Black admits it. However it doesn't bypass the problem in doing that storyline. The twist was so poorly written it seems they just threw it together. And there was no need to mock the character of the Mandarin from the comics and animated shows.

                        On top of all that Killian also shares elements from Fin Fang Foom.

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                        • youngrizo • 2 years ago

                          @therealGoku The difference is Thor was holding Stark, he wasn't even trying to crush him.

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                          • therealGoku • 2 years ago

                            @ghostman@bawnian-dexeus crushing the arm without breaking Tony's arm doesn't show much strength. Are the extremis soldiers that much stronger than a God?

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                            • ghostman • 2 years ago

                              @therealGoku Yet, you didn't acknowledge the fact that Thor did indeed damage Stark's suit during there fight. Also, the Extremis Soldiers and Killian were more powerful due to their enhanced strentgh and powers.

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                              • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                                @therealGoku Thor only smacked him once, and wasn't even trying. Plus, he nearly crushed his right arm with is bear hands. If he wanted to, he could have ended Stark

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                                • therealGoku • 2 years ago

                                  Has anyone ever stopped and thought... Thor couldn't break the iron man armor... A god!! Yet "the mandarin" SMH was ripping through the suits like nothing

                                  @jonspidey07@ghostman@ejk1@h-ryuga@bawnian-dexeus@dan1@slysnide@ghostman

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                                  • jonspidey07 • 2 years ago

                                    wow, I didn't think 'Iron Man 3' could bring in so much :)

                                    I liked it a lot next to #2 but I was pissed that the Mandarin was handled so poorly

                                    still a good summer movie though

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                                    • diaigma • 2 years ago

                                      Impressive! :P

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                                      • ghostman • 2 years ago

                                        @therealGoku I don't think he wasted his time, for it seemed like Ben Kingsley actually enjoyed playing his role.

                                        Would've made an interesting twist if General Ross was Killian's top prospective buyer for the perfected Extremis. It all had seemed very Red Hulkish to me.

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                                        • ejk1 • 2 years ago

                                          @slysnide Um, yes.

                                          @h-ryuga Actually he wasn't just standing there. Were you even watching the same film everyone else was?

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