Liz rules with ‘Iron’ fist
I woke up on Monday and checked my phone to see how well Iron Man 3 did this weekend. I got a little bit of a scare when I saw this headline: ‘Iron Man 3’ Breaks Box-Office Records. Luckily, its a poorly written headline and the article makes no mention of the records Iron Man 3 broke, because it didn’t break any records. It did come really, really close, however, making $174.1 million, the second-most ever for an opening weekend; beating out Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 by $5 million and falling just $33 million short of The Avengers‘ record.
So the question is: Will Iron Man 3 replicate what The Avengers did last summer?
If you remember, last year The Avengers had little competition for 3 weeks, going up against duds like Think Like a Man, Dark Shadows, Battleship, The Dictator and What to Expect When You’re Expecting*. This year Iron Man 3 is pitted against The Great Gatsby this coming week, Star Trek: Into Darkness the next week, and Fast and Furious 6 the following. So, although Iron Man 3 certainly has the potential to continue winning weekends (I do think it wins again next week), I don’t see it dominating the way that The Avengers did. That said, it’s totally going to make $400 million.
So similar to last year, it looks like its everyone vs. Liz. Unfortunately, since Liz owns The Great Gatsby as well, she’s going to be in first for a while. But, I’m hopeful that this year the movies are going to be a little more even across the board leading to a more competitive summer. One can hope.
*These movies were hardly worth remembering, never mind linking to. Feel free to search BoxOfficeMojo if you want, or the archives!
- Liz – $174.1 million
- Andy – $0 million
- Anna – $0 million
- Danielle – $0 million
- Rhys – $0 million
- Sean – $0 million
- Tanya – $0 million
No offense Tanya, its purely alphabetical. I also updated everyone’s team pages (with up to date scores!!). You are welcome to submit team names and mascot photos like last year. Or I’ll pick one for you, because I have WAAAAAYYY too much free time on my hands.