Let’s just get right to it shall we – how much money will Iron Man 3 make this weekend?
The first post-Marvel film following the amazing success of last year’s Avengers, one would think Iron Man 3 has a lot riding on it, especially after the somewhat muted response to Iron Man 2. However, this flick has nothing to concern itself with. Reviews have been glowing, overseas reaction has been financially phenomenal (the film has already earned more than $300 million there), and audiences genuinely love Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. While it won’t grab the record from the Avengers opening weekend haul of over $200 million, with buzz and 3D showings lending a hand, you’re going to see Iron Man 3 hit theatres with a simply outstanding $175. I’ll be watching this weekend; will you?
As for the rest of the top five, look for last week’s number one, Pain and Gain, to fall to second place with $11 million. Oblivion will hit third with $9 million. 42 will grab fourth place with $6 million, while The Croods will close things out in fifth with $5.5 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Iron Man 3 – $175 million
2) Pain and Gain – $11 million
3) Oblivion – $9 million
4) 42 – $6 million
5) The Croods – $5.5 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to find out how the weekend turns out!