What Will Be The Summer's Biggest Movie? We Place Our Bets
Iron Man 3 is an enormous hit right now, nearing $1 billion at the worldwide box office and ruling the American charts for the second weekend in a row. The Great Gatsby opened just last week and managed to stun nearly everybody by making $51 million. Summer movies are there to entertain us, sure, but they're really all about the money, and even more than we want to know the true identity of Star Trek's villain or what's really going on in Edgar Wright's The World's End, we're really dying to know what the summer's biggest movie will be.
So why speculate about this idly when we can actually put our money where are mouths are? OK, no actual money has been wagered, but the bulk of the Cinema Blend movies staff has made their picks for what we think will be the summer's biggest movie. Whoever picked the biggest film by summer's end wins the bragging rights… and maybe something random from the piles of swag that litter our cramped home offices. Read below for our picks, let us know yours in the comments, and check back in at summer's end to find out who's the big winner.
Iron Man 3
by Eric Eisenberg If it seems like the obvious pick, that’s because it really is. Iron Man 3 finally arrived in theaters Stateside two weekends ago and in the time since has not just pulled in $285 million domestically, it became the second biggest opening of all time (behind only The Avengers). The film has also been cleaning up in foreign markets, banking $664 million. It's already the 21st highest-grossing film of all time. After the incredible success of Joss Whedon’s film last year people have become invested in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and are excited to find out what happens between now and Avengers 2. No other film coming out this summer has as much momentum as Iron Man 3, which will lead it to being crowned box office king when the dust clears.
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