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How Marvel Became A Juggernaut: 5 Big, Brilliant Business Decisions
The easiest and most simplistic answer is that they’ve hired the right writers and directors, geniuses like Joss Whedon, and given them the money to create special movies that have been hits with both critics and fans. Unfortunately, the truth is far more complicated than that.
Avengers Chart Reveals How Much Each Actor Made Per Minute Onscreen
As you can see via the chart, Robert Downey Jr. earned the $50 million that has been reported in multiple sources – and confirmed by the star. And the rest of the Avengers earned anywhere between $2- and $6 million for their contributions,
How The Avengers Made Iron Man 3 Better
Being the next film out of the gate, Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 had the most to gain or lose from comparisons to Whedon’s movie, with the 2012 blockbuster still fresh in everybody’s mind, and the buzz still pulsating around the internet.
Infographic: Will Iron Man 3's Great Reviews Guarantee Big Box Office?
By looking at the bottom of this list-- say, everything below 40%-- you can feel vindicated. The worst of the worst gets rejected by critics, and audiences follow suit. The top of the list, until you get to Hellboy II at least, tells the other side of that story-- when movies like The Dark Knight and the Avengers and Iron Man debut to enormous acclaim, they're way more likely to become even bigger hits
Iron Man 3 Beats The Avengers In International Box Office
Here in the U.S. we're waiting patiently for Iron Man 3 to finally kick off summer movie season, but overseas, the latest Marvel movie is already off like a rocket. It opened in 42 international territories this weekend and made an incredible $195.3 million, beating even the $185.1 million that The Avengers made it in its first international weekend last year.
Patton Oswalt's Star Wars/Marvel Mash Up Now Has A Poster
The poster is credited to EW staffer Jef Castro, and it merges virtually every major player in future sci-fi and fantasy franchises. It’s kind of a clever joke, but it’s also a chilling reality that characters like Thanos, Boba Fett, Iron Man, Wolverine and more will be dominating multiplexes for years to come.
The Avengers And Star Wars Unite In Patton Oswalt's Incredible Parks & Recreation Monologue
As you'll notice this happens entirely in a single take, and Oswalt name checks an astonishing amount of names and statistics from the Star Wars universe-- while also taking the time to knock Hawkeye and Black Widow for not being top-tier Avengers characters. I'll leave it to the Star Wars diehards to pick through all the insane ideas Oswalt suggests for what might happen in Star Wars: Episode VII
Behind The Avengers Shawarma Scene, A Last-Second Shoot That Made Hollywood History
We were on the scene back when Robert Downey Jr. broke the “news” at an Avengers press conference that the ensemble was planning on shooting one last scene for inclusion in the movie. It ended up being the shawarma restaurant scene – a joke shoehorned into the Avengers credit sequence.
New Avengers Deleted Scenes Reveal More Cap Heroism And Entire Lost Storylines
Remember how a waitress in a single shot of The Avengers looked awfully familiar, and then we discovered she played Chrissy on Growing Pains as a child? We then wondered why she had wound up in the film in such a small part, only to hear that she'd had a bigger role before getting edited down in the final cut. Now, thanks to the wonders of deleted scenes and the new Marvel Phase One box set, we can see how her character's arc would have gone had it made the final cut
Watch The Marvel Phase Two Preview Included On The New Box Set
It contains what's become familiar chatter from Marvel President Kevin Feige, talking about how he and the directors of all the Phase One films have been coordinating to set up a giant universe, and how Iron Man 3 marks the start of Phase Two. The footage contained here is mostly familiar from previous trailers, showing Tony Stark coming face to face with an Iron Man suit that contains somebody else
Django Unchained And Ted Earn The Most Nominations For The 2013 MTV Movie Awards
Voting is officially open for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. The nominations for the past year's crop of movies were announced tonight, with Django Unchained and Ted tied for the most nominations, with seven each. Coming in just behind those two are Silver Linings Playbook with six nominations and The Dark Knight Rises with 5. The Avengers, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Pitch Perfect and Skyfall received four nominations a piece.
Joss Whedon Calls Those Planet Hulk Rumors 'Nonsense'
The rumor, in case you missed it the first time around, laid out a grand Marvel plan where Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) would be banished from our planet at the end of the second Avengers movie, leading into the popular Planet Hulk storyline.
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