Iron Man 3 Dominates Box Office Again!

Superhero film Iron Man 3 got off to a massive start this weekend with a box office haul of 175.3 million dollars and in the process had the second biggest film opening of all time in the US.

According to Disney, combined with international sales, the film brought its total earnings to 680.1million dollars, the New York Daily News reported.

The movie stars Robert Downey Jr. as the billionaire businessman Tony Stark, whose superhero alter-ego spars with an evil extremist.

Avengers holds the opening record with 207.4 million dollars over its first three days.

Previous two installments of Iron Man earned a total of 1.2 billion dollars across the world, the Box Office Mojo website reported.

Last week’s winner, dark action comedy Pain and Gain, dropped to second place with 7.6 million dollars whereas baseball drama 42 took number three place with 6.2 million dollars.

Rounding out the top five was Tom Cruise’s post-apocalyptic thriller Oblivion that has earned 5.79 million dollars, and the animated film The Croods grossed 4.2 million dollars.

Top ten movies this weekend

1. Iron Man 3: 175 million dollar

2. Pain and Gain: 7.6 million dollar

3. 42: 6.2 million dollar

4. Oblivion: 5.8 million dollar

5. The Croods: 4.2 million dollar

6. The Big Wedding: 3.9 million dollar

7. Mud: 2.2 million dollar

8. Oz the Great and Powerful: 1.8 million dollar

9. Scary Movie 5: 1.4 million dollar

10. The Place Beyond the Pines: 1.3 million dollars

Iron Man 3 rules World Box Office!

Iron Man 3 has blasted to the top of the worldwide box office on its debut weekend, overtaking Avengers Assemble.

The third installment of the Marvel superhero franchise, starring Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow, launched globally with a 195.3 million US dollars in 42 countries ahead of its American opening on May 3, said distributor Disney.

That has topped the 185.1 million US dollars start for Avengers Assemble, and broke a number of records overseas, scoring the biggest opening weekend ever in Asia Pacific and Latin America, and individual countries including the UK, Argentina, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Dave Hollis, head of distribution for Disney, said: “You don’t know that you could ever repeat the kind of experience we had a year ago, and here the Marvel team brought together another incredible movie. We’ve had this as a pattern for Marvel films to kind of let momentum internationally help signal to the domestic audience that the film is coming, something big is coming.”

Michael Bay’s true-crime tale Pain And Gain muscled its way into first place in the US with a 20 million US dollar debut.

The Paramount release starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie knocked off Tom Cruise’s sci-fi adventure Oblivion after a week in the number one spot.

Sports drama 42 with Harrison Ford took third spot, while The Big Wedding, which features a star-studded ensemble cast including Robert De Niro, Robin Williams and Susan Sarandon, was in fourth place, followed by The Croods in the fifth spot.

Fast & Furious 6 First Teaser Trailer Released!

Universal Pictures released the first proper teaser trailer for the 6th installment of the ultra successful Fast and Furious franchise during this year’s Super Bowl. Once again a bunch of cool guys who drive fast cars get into lots of trouble dealing with a heist of some sort. Only this time, they appear to be with the good guys. That means Vin Diesel and The Rock are on the same side.

You will also get the usual dose of high speed chases, massive crashes, incredible fire fights, and bootilicious chicks. Fast 6 also includes Gina Carano. Think of that as an added bonus!

Plot: Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. 

Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again. 

Building on the worldwide blockbuster success of Fast Five and taking the action, stunts and narrative to even greater heights, Fast & Furious 6 sees director Justin Lin back behind the camera for the fourth time. He is supported by longtime producers Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel, who welcome producer Clayton Townsend back to the series.

BlackBerry Jam Americas 2012

What did we learn today from RIM’s BlackBerry Jam Americas kickoff keynote?

• BlackBerry 10 is “On track” for release, according to RIM CEO Thorsten Heins
• RIM is already conducting BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 with certain corporate partners
• BlackBerry 10 is undergoing beta testing and lab testing with carriers
• RIM now has 80 million BlackBerry users worldwide, up from 78 million at the end of Q2
• There are now 60 million BBM users globally
• Developers can begin submitting applications to App World on October 10, 2012
• BlackBerry 10 will feature native Facebook and Twitter apps upon release
• On Tuesday, RIM released the latest set of tools developers can use to create applications
• BlackBerry App World now has 105,000 approved applications

What didn’t we learn from RIM’s kickoff keynote today?

• Specific launch date for the first of RIM’s new BlackBerry 10 devices