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bartleby
05-08-2010, 04:12 AM
Early Friday Estimates

1. Iron Man 2 - $52 million
2. Nightmare On Elm Street - $3.2 million
3. How To Train Your Dragon - $1.7 million
4. The Back Up Plan - $1.7 million
5. Date Night - $1.6 million
6. Furry Vengeance - $0.95 million
7. Clash Of The Titans - $0.80 million
8. The Losers - $0.60 million
9. Death At A Funeral - $0.575 million
10. Kick-Ass - $0.475 million

Boris the Blade
05-08-2010, 04:43 AM
Awesome, it was a very solid movie and deserves the solid performance.

Spidey616
05-08-2010, 05:55 AM
:rock:

Tom Burgos
05-08-2010, 07:02 AM
Early Friday Estimates

1. Iron Man 2 - $52 million
2. Nightmare On Elm Street - $3.2 million
3. How To Train Your Dragon - $1.7 million
4. The Back Up Plan - $1.7 million
5. Date Night - $1.6 million
6. Furry Vengeance - $0.95 million
7. Clash Of The Titans - $0.80 million
8. The Losers - $0.60 million
9. Death At A Funeral - $0.575 million
10. Kick-Ass - $0.475 million


I wonder if this will hold well. I keep hearing that the action is minimal and that it apparently doesn't have the charm of the first one...

Caley Tibbittz
05-08-2010, 07:51 AM
I wonder if this will hold well. I keep hearing that the action is minimal and that it apparently doesn't have the charm of the first one...

It has all the charm. But the plot is not as good or as well-balanced.

mouldy311
05-08-2010, 07:58 AM
Someone said that it was actually as good as the first one, but that it just doesn't have "that new car smell" which I think is completely accurate. It really is great, but you won't be as surprised by how great it is this time around. As for the box, no way does it get $158 mil this weekend. $130 mil seems about right.

majorjoe23
05-08-2010, 08:24 AM
I wonder if this will hold well. I keep hearing that the action is minimal and that it apparently doesn't have the charm of the first one...

It has the same number of action sequences as the first one.

THWIP!
05-08-2010, 08:28 AM
I thought it was just ok.

Gene Reginato
05-08-2010, 08:49 AM
I thought it was better than the 1st.
The characters are already in place (Rhodey, Happy, Pepper, Leslie Bibb, Jarvis), so they can just play around here without having to do the origin again.
The new characters have a lot do and shine.
There are less action sequences, but that's because Favreau trusted in the characters, I would say the movie would be even better with the Rhodey/Stark fight, but it advanced the plot.

NickT
05-08-2010, 08:59 AM
Someone said that it was actually as good as the first one, but that it just doesn't have "that new car smell" which I think is completely accurate. It really is great, but you won't be as surprised by how great it is this time around. As for the box, no way does it get $158 mil this weekend. $130 mil seems about right.
I'd agree with that. It felt like a continuation to me, it's not better or worse it's just the next part in the series. IM1 was a more complete movie because it had to be, IM2 knows there will be an IM3 so doesn't need to be quite as much so is maybe not so tight but had the better moments IMO.

DaveCummings
05-08-2010, 09:14 AM
I'd agree with that. It felt like a continuation to me, it's not better or worse it's just the next part in the series. IM1 was a more complete movie because it had to be, IM2 knows there will be an IM3 so doesn't need to be quite as much so is maybe not so tight but had the better moments IMO.

Alot of times the first movie in the series feels alot more complete than the sequels because they are unsure how audiences would react and if there would be a sequel.

It's like Star Wars. The first movie felt more complete than Empire because at the time Lucas didn't know if there would be a sequel.

Ray G.
05-08-2010, 09:17 AM
This movie felt very tentative to me, honestly. Like they were being overly cautious. It felt like a placeholder, introducing some new players while not doing anything that might potentially screw up the franchise.

It felt like they were just killing time until the rest of the franchises launched and they could get to Avengers. It wasn't a bad movie, just sort of bland.

Zac Goyette
05-08-2010, 09:27 AM
That is a promising start.

philipthethird
05-09-2010, 07:18 AM
Apparently $133.6 million. The fifth best debut in box office history.

bachman
05-09-2010, 07:20 AM
Apparently $133.6 million. The fifth best debut in box office history.

Don't worry, in a few minutes Bart or someone will post something cynical or something that points out how, in some way, that's really shitty.

BWC Boston
05-09-2010, 08:14 AM
Don't worry, in a few minutes Bart or someone will post something cynical or something that points out how, in some way, that's really shitty.

You know Paramount and Marvel are pissed. They spent $95 million on 7-11 straw-figurine alone!! Jon Favreau will never work in this town again!

Tom Burgos
05-09-2010, 08:21 AM
Don't worry, in a few minutes Bart or someone will post something cynical or something that points out how, in some way, that's really shitty.


:rofl:

Did you know that AVATAR still hasn't made a profit?

Mattman
05-09-2010, 08:21 AM
Don't worry, in a few minutes Bart or someone will post something cynical or something that points out how, in some way, that's really shitty.
Well given inflation and the rise in ticket prices...

bartleby
05-09-2010, 08:27 AM
:rofl:

Did you know that AVATAR still hasn't made a profit?

:roll:

Ben
05-09-2010, 09:19 AM
Don't worry, in a few minutes Bart or someone will post something cynical or something that points out how, in some way, that's really shitty.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i171/thedailynow/colgateobamaaced.gif

Tom Burgos
05-09-2010, 09:20 AM
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i171/thedailynow/colgateobamaaced.gif

:rock:

Boris the Blade
05-09-2010, 09:48 AM
Whoa, this thread got ironic fast.

Taxman
05-09-2010, 02:03 PM
As for the box, no way does it get $158 mil this weekend. $130 mil seems about right.I think it becomes easy to overlook just how big of a number that really is.


This movie felt very tentative to me, honestly. Like they were being overly cautious. It felt like a placeholder, introducing some new players while not doing anything that might potentially screw up the franchise.

It felt like they were just killing time until the rest of the franchises launched and they could get to Avengers. It wasn't a bad movie, just sort of bland.Walmart at least was marketing their toys with an "Avengers Assemble" logo attached to them. I think in the future, this will be seen as a part of one of the larger series in cinema history.

Ray G.
05-09-2010, 02:13 PM
Walmart at least was marketing their toys with an "Avengers Assemble" logo attached to them. I think in the future, this will be seen as a part of one of the larger series in cinema history.

No doubt. This is one of the most ambitious things I've ever seen Hollywood franchise-makers attempt.

Arion
05-09-2010, 03:18 PM
I thought it was better than the 1st.
The characters are already in place (Rhodey, Happy, Pepper, Leslie Bibb, Jarvis), so they can just play around here without having to do the origin again.
The new characters have a lot do and shine.
There are less action sequences, but that's because Favreau trusted in the characters, I would say the movie would be even better with the Rhodey/Stark fight, but it advanced the plot.

Both movies are at the same level.

Humphrey_Lee
05-09-2010, 03:23 PM
Don't worry, in a few minutes Bart or someone will post something cynical or something that points out how, in some way, that's really shitty.

Easy. New Moon did two spots better. Nothing cynical about the movie that is Iron Man 2, but about people in general.

Taxman
05-10-2010, 09:09 AM
No doubt. This is one of the most ambitious things I've ever seen Hollywood franchise-makers attempt.
Which is why I never believed such a thing possible.

Ryudo
05-10-2010, 11:04 AM
I wonder if this will hold well. I keep hearing that the action is minimal and that it apparently doesn't have the charm of the first one...

I am sure that if you enjoyed Avatar as much as you did, you will enjoy Iron Man 2.

bartleby
05-10-2010, 12:00 PM
Final opening wknd for Iron Man 2: $128,122,480, 4380 theaters, $29,252 avg. #5 all-time.

Taxman
05-10-2010, 12:44 PM
Final opening wknd for Iron Man 2: $128,122,480, 4380 theaters, $29,252 avg. #5 all-time.So it lost $5 million? What a freakin' disaster.

Tom Burgos
05-10-2010, 03:06 PM
So it lost $5 million? What a freakin' disaster.

Yeah! :lol: The franchise is over! Heck, Marvel must be rethinking their whole Avengers plan...

bartleby
05-11-2010, 06:44 AM
$9.4 million for Monday, which looks to be slightly better than IRON MAN's Sunday-to-Monday drop.

A.Huerta
05-11-2010, 08:21 AM
Both movies are at the same level.

The first one was better and had waaaay better pacing.

Humphrey_Lee
05-11-2010, 08:52 AM
The first one was better and had waaaay better pacing.

My thoughts. This one had a much better action sequence to end it, but it jumped around a lot, and while not overwhelmed with subplots, some were unnecessary. Really, as much as I love Scarlet's hotness, if she weren't in the film nothing would have changed. But, the history of Tony's dad and his feelings towards the man, I would have liked to see more of besides it welling up while, well, those who saw the movie already know what I'm talking about. Minor quibbles, but all the "pithiness" where some genuine emotion could have done some good to add more weight to the film would have gone very far.