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‘Wonder Woman’ passes ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ will overtake ‘Iron Man 3’ for Top 5 spot

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She came at a billionaire playboy philanthropist and did not miss.

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Step aside, Tony Stark — just as we predicted, Wonder Woman will land in the Top 5 highest-earning superhero movies of all time at the domestic box office. And it’ll go down over the holiday weekend, passing Iron Man 3 and settling in behind The Dark Knight Rises, probably sometime mid-Monday.

Wonder Woman had earned $408.939 million in North America as of Sunday, according to estimates from comScore. That put Diana Prince short of Iron Man 3 by a paltry $75,000 — a figure Wonder Woman will easily eclipse on Labor Day, and possibly before.

There’s no way Wonder Woman can get up to No. 4 The Dark Knight Rises ($448 million), what with the home video release coming in mid-September. But a Top 5 finish is still quite a feat, considering that Wonder Woman opened at $103 million, while the four films above it all opened at $160 million or higher.

Wonder Woman had unheard-of staying power

Translation: Wonder Woman had unheard-of staying power, dropping an average of 33% week over week through its 13-plus weeks of release. Also as we predicted, Warner Bros. staged a special engagement in IMAX to boost earnings in Week 13, taking advantage of the lack of August offerings by putting Wonder Woman in 2,210 theaters.

It isn’t official-official yet, but as of Monday, your new superhero Top 5 will look something like this:

  1. Marvel’s The Avengers: $623.3 million
  2. The Dark Knight: $534.8 million
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron: $459 million
  4. The Dark Knight Rises: $448.1 million
  5. Wonder Woman: $409+ million

Interesting side-note: Wonder Woman‘s entry into that group shifts the balance of top 5 all-time domestic superhero films from Marvel to DC, which now has three of those spots (though Marvel still has 7 of the top 10, if you count Spidey films).

But that imbalance could be in jeopardy, too — with Gal Gadot’s take on Wonder Woman as popular as she is, Justice League right around the corner, and a Wonder Woman sequel coming before you know it, the DCEU may have finally found its stride.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/09/03/wonder-woman-box-office-record-top-5-superhero-movie-official/

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Sorry, folks, but Tony Stark needs to die in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

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It’s been real, Tony.

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“Let’s get the bad news out of the way: your boy Iron Man is probably gonna die in Avengers: Infinity War. But the good news is, he probably should die.

Why am I ruining everything you once loved and held dear? I’m not. Marvel is doing that, so please direct your Twitter @s their way.

The evidence to support Tony Stark dying in the upcoming battle to end all battles is substantial. We already know people are going to die in Infinity War. Screenwriter Stephen McFeely told Entertainment Weekly that, “It’s safe to say we will say farewell to people.” And it really won’t be much of a farewell unless we’re saying goodbye to at least one of the main Avengers. 

But if you still don’t want to believe, here’s every reason why Tony Stark will and should die in Infinity War (or, at the very latest, in the Infinity War sequel due out next year). 

It’s time for a new era of MCU heroes

In many ways, Tony Stark is the OG Avenger of…” 

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/04/17/ironman-tony-stark-death-avengers-infinity-war/

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Steven Spielberg will join the DC universe for a ‘Blackhawk’ movie

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This is a photo of Blackhawk, not Steven Spielberg.

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“Steven Spielberg is headed to the DC universe.

Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that Spielberg has signed on for Blackhawk, an action-adventure movie based on the DC comics.

The press release notes that Spielberg has “an eye to directing” the film, which suggests he’s not quite locked in for that role yet. Either way, though, he’ll produce with his company Amblin Entertainment.

“I am excited,” Spielberg said in a statement.

David Koepp, whose credits include Jurassic Park, Spider-Man…”

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/04/17/steven-spielberg-blackhawk-dc-movie/

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To understand why Thanos is cool in ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ check the comics

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Thanos is kind of a joke, isn’t he?

“Marvel’s been building up to the Mad Titan’s big, knockdown assault on the universe in Avengers: Infinity War for almost 10 years. But in all that time, across 18 movies, we’ve spent only a handful of minutes with the new movie’s villain.

For those who have no background with Thanos beyond how he’s been portrayed so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s hard to take him seriously. He’s CG Josh Brolin, rendered in deep purple hues that almost make him resemble a walking, talking raisin.

Fans of Marvel Comics, on the other hand, know Thanos well. He’s been a sinister presence for decades, and his pursuit of…”

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/04/12/thanos-explainer-marvel-avengers-infinity-war/

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