According to the fine folks at Deadline, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” is apparently tracking so well, it will end up making a few bazillion dollars when it opens later this month (Internationally) and early next month (Stateside). Okay, so maybe they didn’t really use the word “bazillion”, but they did say it’s currently on track to beat “Iron Man 2”.
The site cites “awareness numbers” for the third film in the series as being “in the 90s” (which is, yes, really good), and “definite interest” at 67, which is apparently also really good. How good? The 67 is higher than Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers” last year, and that movie went on to break the $200 million mark in its first week of release Stateside, on its way to making a few duzillion buckaroos.
So what will the final numbers be when “Iron Man 3” opens May 3, 2013? I think it’s a no-brainer to assume it’ll surpass the $100 million mark, though how far it goes after that is anybody’s guess. Marvel/Disney are certainly pulling out all the stops, with Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr. currently on a world tour of the globe, with stops in South Korea, China, Russia, and parts of Europe before returning Stateside for the film’s premiere.
The movie’s domestic box office should be easy enough to gauge because “Iron Man 3” is opening Internationally first, with bows in the UK (April 26th) and parts of Asia (April 25th) before it bootjets its way home May 3, 2013.
“Iron Man 3” also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, James Dale Badge, Jon Favreau, Ashley Hamilton, and is directed by Shane Black.