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    Dam thats bold The Great I and many ofter players of GTA IV will not be pryed away from gta iv for about 2 months. So by the time i have had enought of playiong GTA 4 iron man will no longer be play at the cinama. i can wait intill dvd release. I get more fun out of playing games with 16 other player months than seeing a movie once or twice at the cinama.

    I think ironman will be more of a DVD film not saying it want do well at the thearters.
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    öhöm.. sorry.. its me . .the guy from germany .. aaaaand.. IronMan was a little bit "lame"! The music was bad and had no heart (instead of transformers) and the action sequences were too short (transfromers = actionsequence^^).... Ok Robert was good but i hope the sequel will be better..

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great View Post
    Iron man will out perform transformers. It will also be a much better movie as far as dialog and plot. It will also without question be better than transformers 2 storywise. Unless bay really does rock at making outlines.
    I just saw Iron Man and it was really good. Better then most of the Marvel movies. Robert Downy was awsome as Iron Man. But I still think Transformers was a better movie. Transformers has more of the epic vibe.

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    News

    Update: Iron Man Pulls in an Estimated $35M
    Source: The Hollywood Reporter, Fantasy Moguls
    May 2, 2008


    Fantasy Moguls reports that Iron Man earned an estimated $35 million on Friday domestically. It pulled in $5.2 million on Thursday night. The $35 million is said to include the portion of the $5.2 million preview business that came after midnight.

    The Hollywood Reporter added that the comic book adaptation earned $22.4 million internationally in its first two days from 35 markets. If those numbers stand, that's already $57.4 million worldwide not even counting international figures for Friday.

    Over two days in release, Korea has delivered $2.4 million; Singapore, $905,331; Thailand, $652,192; and Hong Kong, $533,859. While in just one day, Italy has pulled in $1.7 million and Australia, $1.1 million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r-type View Post
    I've seen bolder. You disappoint me.

    Besides, I think being the first of the blockbusters will actually hinder Iron Man's initial take. With Speed Racer, Narnia 2, and Indiana Jones hot on its tails in May alone. (like any of those or not, those are gonna pull in some $$$)

    As far as dialog, I'm rooting for Downey to kill as Tony Stark. I even hope he channels some of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang into the character.

    Bold would be saying Made of Honor will outperform Iron man to reign supreme the weekend of May 2nd.
    After the tornado yesterday I hopped online to check out the weather and shots of the KLTV (east texas's news).

    To give you an idea of how right you are they have a poll up. Which movie you most want to see this summer. Now anyone who knows demographics knows this is a great sampling of how the masses in the middle of the country will think.

    And they spelled it Sex IN the City... isn't it Sex AND the City? I dunno I watched an episode and thought the title was misleading... I wanted more nudity at the tender age of 15!

    KLTV link to the Film Poll... You be surprised.

    It's like midway down... OH and how the hell do I get my Tornado video off of my cell... it's there but not reading like a memory card. I got bored and pulled a Cloverfield "I'm Robert Hawkins" thing. The weather was wicked, but damnit I wanted to get it on film!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xXRavenXx View Post
    After the tornado yesterday I hopped online to check out the weather and shots of the KLTV (east texas's news).

    To give you an idea of how right you are they have a poll up. Which movie you most want to see this summer. Now anyone who knows demographics knows this is a great sampling of how the masses in the middle of the country will think.

    And they spelled it Sex IN the City... isn't it Sex AND the City? I dunno I watched an episode and thought the title was misleading... I wanted more nudity at the tender age of 15!

    KLTV link to the Film Poll... You be surprised.

    It's like midway down... OH and how the hell do I get my Tornado video off of my cell... it's there but not reading like a memory card. I got bored and pulled a Cloverfield "I'm Robert Hawkins" thing. The weather was wicked, but damnit I wanted to get it on film!
    Yes, it is Sex and the City. I'm sort of a follower....

    *ahem* back on topic.

    Umm....getting film off your cell. Simple. Upload it to your cell carrier's Web site. E-mail it to yourself.

    I thought you were smarter than that! (Mine saves to my memory card. You can set it to do that.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumblebee1983 View Post
    Yes, it is Sex and the City. I'm sort of a follower....

    *ahem* back on topic.

    Umm....getting film off your cell. Simple. Upload it to your cell carrier's Web site. E-mail it to yourself.

    I thought you were smarter than that! (Mine saves to my memory card. You can set it to do that.)
    I save to mem card... but its the new M2 sony put out so I don't have a reader =(. I was counting on my phone to serve as an M2 slot. The video is bad ass too!

    As for what will happen this summer:

    1 Indiana Jones
    2 Narnia
    3 Batman
    4 Iron-Man
    5 Sex
    6 Wall-E
    7 Speed Racer
    (that film looks good but it's gonna be a hard sell)
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    Quote Originally Posted by xXRavenXx View Post
    I save to mem card... but its the new M2 sony put out so I don't have a reader =(. I was counting on my phone to serve as an M2 slot. The video is bad ass too!

    As for what will happen this summer:

    1 Indiana Jones
    2 Narnia
    3 Batman
    4 Iron-Man
    5 Sex
    6 Wall-E
    7 Speed Racer
    (that film looks good but it's gonna be a hard sell)
    Don't you have an mini-SD adapter that's the size of a regular SD card? That came with my card.

    And with number five, you are referring to Sex and the City, right? Is this your list of movies you'll see this summer?
    I'm a dog chasing cars. I don't know what I'd do if I caught one. I don't have plans. I just do things. I'm not a schemer.

    I use a knife because guns are too quick. Otherwise, you can't savor all the emotions. You know who people are in their last moments.

    I believe whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you... stranger.



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    Quote Originally Posted by xXRavenXx View Post
    I save to mem card... but its the new M2 sony put out so I don't have a reader =(. I was counting on my phone to serve as an M2 slot. The video is bad ass too!

    As for what will happen this summer:

    1 Indiana Jones
    2 Narnia
    3 Batman
    4 Iron-Man
    5 Sex
    6 Wall-E
    7 Speed Racer
    (that film looks good but it's gonna be a hard sell)
    let me fix that for you


    1. batman
    2. narnia
    3. ironman
    4. wall-e
    5 indian jones
    6. hulk
    7. hellboy

    i am not sure there are enough pussy whipped men in this world that will give sex in the city legs

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great View Post
    let me fix that for you
    i am not sure there are enough pussy whipped men in this world that will give sex in the city legs
    True that, but you gotta admit, it was bolder than your prediction...

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    Quote Originally Posted by r-type View Post
    True that, but you gotta admit, it was bolder than your prediction...
    LMAO ok ok lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great View Post
    let me fix that for you


    1. batman
    2. narnia
    3. ironman
    4. wall-e
    5 indian jones
    6. hulk
    7. hellboy

    i am not sure there are enough pussy whipped men in this world that will give sex in the city legs
    Unless they want some....

    Legs that is.
    I'm a dog chasing cars. I don't know what I'd do if I caught one. I don't have plans. I just do things. I'm not a schemer.

    I use a knife because guns are too quick. Otherwise, you can't savor all the emotions. You know who people are in their last moments.

    I believe whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you... stranger.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumblebee1983 View Post
    Unless they want some....

    Legs that is.
    like i said i would have to be in love as long as there are bars in this world that stay open till four i will not lower myself to watching sex in the city to get laid

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great View Post
    like i said i would have to be in love as long as there are bars in this world that stay open till four i will not lower myself to watching sex in the city to get laid
    LMAO, now you're just putting salt on Raven's game....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great View Post
    like i said i would have to be in love as long as there are bars in this world that stay open till four i will not lower myself to watching sex in the city to get laid
    LMAO!!!!

    I don't think I'd drag my boyfriend to see it. It would put a dent in his rep, ya know?

    Quote Originally Posted by r-type View Post
    LMAO, now you're just putting salt on Raven's game....
    *snicker* I started it.

    Hey, come to think of it...Raven did post pictures of him in a dress.....*shrug*

    I'm just saying....
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    I'm a dog chasing cars. I don't know what I'd do if I caught one. I don't have plans. I just do things. I'm not a schemer.

    I use a knife because guns are too quick. Otherwise, you can't savor all the emotions. You know who people are in their last moments.

    I believe whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you... stranger.



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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great View Post
    let me fix that for you


    1. batman
    2. narnia
    3. ironman
    4. wall-e
    5 indian jones
    6. hulk
    7. hellboy

    i am not sure there are enough pussy whipped men in this world that will give sex in the city legs
    OH SHIT... Forgot about Hellboy. Touche on that one. So HellBoy should actually fall right into the spot as speed racer knocking Racer outta the list. I'm seeing the flick bout the red right handed demon!

    Hulk I don't think will be as well received. People hate switching casts, and unless they launch some seriously good trailers it's gonna bounce I think. Or should I say BOLDLY think .

    As for the pussy whipped guys don't forget the population of gay dudes, and the obsessed chicks that wanted this film to happen. I know Batman will be HUGE, but big enough to stop a film like Indy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bumblebee1983 View Post
    LMAO!!!!

    Hey, come to think of it...Raven did post pictures of him in a dress.....*shrug*

    I'm just saying....
    Hey I'm not saying I'm even going near that film unless... well I do have a chick that I just re-met after like 5 years of not seeing her and she likes the movie. If she invites me... or she asks ME out I prolly will cave.

    Oh and didn't you say I looked good in that dress? If you want another confession I have had to kiss a dude on stage before. **Raven throws open the door for more jokes**
    If it's in the show, or needed for an audition wth. I want to do well at what I enjoy doing... and no it's not a drag act just to quash that joke before it gets any wings.

    OH and Panty Hoes for the history of Tom Jones. No spandex though or any naked on stage yet, but I have been shoved on stage in tighty whities as a part of a show.

    Quote Originally Posted by r-type View Post
    LMAO, now you're just putting salt on Raven's game....
    See, you get it man. Do what you HAVE to do so you can do who... I mean what you want to do.

    *Raven would like to note that he is not sleezy, just sarcastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xXRavenXx View Post
    OH SHIT... Forgot about Hellboy. Touche on that one.

    Hulk I don't think will be as well received. People hate switching casts, and unless they launch some seriously good trailers it's gonna bounce I think. Or should I say BOLDLY think .

    As for the pussy whipped guys don't forget the population of gay dudes, and the obsessed chicks that wanted this film to happen. I know Batman will be HUGE, but big enough to stop a film like Indy?



    Hey I'm not saying I'm even going near that film unless... well I do have a chick that I just re-met after like 5 years of not seeing her and she likes the movie. If she invites me... or she asks ME out I prolly will cave.

    Oh and didn't you say I looked good in that dress? If you want another confession I have had to kiss a dude on stage before. **Raven throws open the door for more jokes**
    If it's in the show, or needed for an audition wth. I want to do well at what I enjoy doing... and no it's not a drag act just to quash that joke before it gets any wings.

    OH and Panty Hoes for the history of Tom Jones. No spandex though or any naked on stage yet, but I have been shoved on stage in tighty whities as a part of a show.



    See, you get it man. Do what you HAVE to do so you can do who... I mean what you want to do.

    *Raven would like to note that he is not sleezy, just sarcastic.
    Alright, I give. I did say that you did look good in that dress. Busted.

    Hehee....and umm...about the bolded part....I'm speechless at the err...umm....mention of it.

    I need food. Damn, 3 p.m. and haven't had lunch? Yipes.
    I'm a dog chasing cars. I don't know what I'd do if I caught one. I don't have plans. I just do things. I'm not a schemer.

    I use a knife because guns are too quick. Otherwise, you can't savor all the emotions. You know who people are in their last moments.

    I believe whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you... stranger.



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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great View Post
    let me fix that for you


    1. batman
    2. narnia
    3. ironman
    4. wall-e
    5 indian jones
    6. hulk
    7. hellboy

    i am not sure there are enough pussy whipped men in this world that will give sex in the city legs
    Quote Originally Posted by xXRavenXx View Post
    I save to mem card... but its the new M2 sony put out so I don't have a reader =(. I was counting on my phone to serve as an M2 slot. The video is bad ass too!

    As for what will happen this summer:

    1 Indiana Jones
    2 Narnia
    3 Batman
    4 Iron-Man
    5 Sex
    6 Wall-E
    7 Speed Racer
    (that film looks good but it's gonna be a hard sell)
    Wow.. I didn't even think about half of those movies that were coming out. I knew I had wanted to see Ironman, Speed Racer, and Prince Caspian. I guess in the back of my mind Wall-E as well. Batman.. I dunno.. seems like its getting a lil old for some reason. I didn't even know about Indiana Jones, Hellboy or The Incredible Hulk. Did I see somewhere that Shia is playing in Indiana Jones, or is that someone else? That'd be kind of odd to have him in there. Unless Hellboy or Incredible Hulk is a part 2 with the original main cast of characters, I won't be seeing them. And there is no friggin way I'm gonna go see Sex in the City. Or and the city or with the city or whatever their having sex with. Especially if that Sarah Jessica Parker is in it. I think she is one of the ugliest persons alive. I dunno who thinks she's hot, but I know I definitely don't think so.

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    so iron man makes 100 mill first weekend i think my prediction might not be to bold. as i can remember tf only made 70 mil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beej View Post
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    Sir,

    I'll see your prediction and raise you a lunch at the Balboa Bay Club (in SoCal) or $250 (winner picks).

    Why? Because by 2009 when TF2 comes out it'll be seen differently that how Ironman will be seen this weekend...

    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1

    and when "theater owners convert screens to digital." I know, per the article it doesn't sound like it'll happen, but you know what is hysterical, all of the studios, etc. are using the same consultant... so you'd think they'd all be on the same page.

    AND, dude, where is your faith in Bay & company? If you believe in your prediction then accept the challenge -- money where your mouth, er key strokes are.
    you owe me lunch will you be flying me out to cali?

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    I watched IronMan last night and it was dissappointing, and Im no major fan of transformers either, just transformers was created better, but transformers is far from being a masterpiece. Iron man had great potentional but the script did not give it justice, acting was good by rob and lifted the film. The director seemed not to give the movie a good cycle to keep the viewer constantly in tune with whats going on it kind of got boring in some parts and excellent in others. Ironman comic character happened to be one of my favourites of the Marvel Enterprise but the movie seemed to let it down a bit
    I hope the 2nd installment will be improved, I will be downloading it next time around.

    The script basically let down IronMan, the introduction of him making his first draft suit was weak and basically they could of made some other story that had more gravity towards reality. The military is right now working with robotic suits etc and even more so then you will ever see, so starks could of been involved in this and then realised his own government was corrupt and then wanted to clean house with his own suit. That would of been a better story line and its closer to the truth. Also I think it could be quite likely the cave part in iron man is a bit of hollywood propaganda
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great View Post
    so iron man makes 100 mill first weekend i think my prediction might not be to bold. as i can remember tf only made 70 mil
    Transformers made 70 mil in the US alone. Worldwide it made 135 mil

    http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/2007/TFORM.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokescreen_5 View Post
    Transformers made 70 mil in the US alone. Worldwide it made 135 mil

    http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/2007/TFORM.php
    ironman 200 world wide

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    Ironman made $104M since wednesdey.

    Transformers was released tuesday, and in the "wednesday-sunday" time made $125M (133 since tuesday).

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsm View Post
    Ironman made $104M since wednesdey.

    Transformers was released tuesday, and in the "wednesday-sunday" time made $125M (133 since tuesday).
    ironman had a midnight release on thursday nationwide

    http://boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=2492&p=.htm
    'Iron Man' Blasts Off
    by Brandon Gray
    May 4, 2008

    What a difference a single movie can make. After weeks of humdrum pictures dragging it down, business came roaring back with the sensational debut of Iron Man, the first salvo of the summer movie season. While the weekend as a whole was down from last year when Spider-Man 3 hit a new opening milestone, it was the fourth best on record for the early May timeframe.
    Iron Man rocketed to an estimated $100.8 million on approximately 8,700 screens at 4,105 theaters for a $104.3 million tally including Thursday night previews. The reportedly $140 million-budgeted Marvel Comics adaptation had the second-highest grossing opening weekend ever for a non-sequel behind Spider-Man and the tenth highest overall. In terms of attendance, the start was slightly higher than X2: X-Men United's May 2 debut five years ago, and it soared past Marvel's average opening by over 60 percent.
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    "It's a fantastic start to our new studio," said David Maisel, chairman of Marvel Studios, the company that developed and produced Iron Man as their inaugural release. Prior to Iron Man, the Marvel Comics adaptations were created by other companies, but, pre-existing movie franchises notwithstanding, Marvel Studios will be making them now with other studios serving as distributors, such as Paramount Pictures for Iron Man and Universal Pictures for the upcoming The Incredible Hulk. "We're lucky to have this powerful Marvel brand that is loved, not just in comics. Like Pixar, it stands for something. It's quality family entertainment, and we have a fan base that spreads virally. Now, we have complete creative control."
    Amidst the recent movie drought, Iron Man was an oasis and behaved like an upper echelon superhero movie. Previously, only the most popular superheroes attained such heights, namely Spider-Man, Batman, Superman and X-Men, while lower tier characters like Fantastic Four, Hulk, Ghost Rider and Daredevil peaked in the mid-range. In advertising, Iron Man was presented as a bright and colorful spectacle and featured a witty main character with aspirations, played by Robert Downey, Jr. (adding rooting interest with his comeback role), who wasn't tortured like most recent superheroes, coming off as a happy version of Batman. According to Paramount's exit polling, the audience was 65 percent male and 55 percent over 25 years old. What's more, moviegoers seemed to enjoy the picture as it garnered an "A" from both pollster CinemaScore and Box Office Mojo readers.
    The best performing superhero movies have had a famous super villain (and hence super conflict) to enhance moviegoer interest. Spider-Man had the Green Goblin, Batman had the Joker, Superman had Lex Luthor, X-Men had Magneto. Iron Man has Iron Monger, which Maisel says is well known to fans of the comic. However, that villain is not well known to the public at large and was not prominent in the marketing campaign. That Iron Man lacked this component makes its opening all the more impressive.
    Michelle Monaghan and Patrick Dempsey in Made of HonorAlso opening nationwide was Made of Honor. The romantic comedy was an attempt to counter-program Iron Man, replete with a well-worn wedding gimmick like 27 Dresses earlier this year. Lacking a strong female lead, the nearly $40 million production fared in the average range among wedding movies, grossing an estimated $15.5 million on around 3,300 screens at 2,729 venues. Distributor Sony's research indicated that 68 percent of the audience was female and 62 percent was over 25.
    Among holdovers, Universal Pictures' comedies Baby Mama and Forgetting Sarah Marshall had standard drops. Baby Mama was off 41 percent to an estimated $10.3 million for $32.3 million in ten days, while Forgetting dipped 44 percent to an estimated $6.1 million for $44.8 million in 17 days.
    Crumbling around 60 percent apiece were Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and The Forbidden Kingdom. The Harold and Kumar sequel nabbed an estimated $6 million in its second weekend but, with a $25.3 million tally, it's exceeded the final tally of its predecessor by all measures. Forbidden Kingdom collected an estimated $4.2 million for $45.1 million in 17 days and is on track to have lower attendance than The Tuxedo among past similar movies. Indicative of the general weakness of recent movies, no wide release held well in the face of Iron Man and the smallest drop was posted by Nim's Island, down nearly 40 percent.
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