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Comic-Con: LEGO Booth Models, Giveaways and More!


With San Diego Comic-Con just one day away, LEGO has revealed a few sneak peeks at what they have in store for the convention floor.

First up, the company sent us a couple pics of some serious, life-size LEGO models featuring Superman from Man of Steel and Iron Man as seen in Iron Man 3. These will be displayed at the LEGO booth this weekend. Check ’em out:

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Movies

How Much Marvel-ous Money Did RDJ Make?


It’s a little shocking that Johnny Depp’s not on this list, but Forbes has issued their rundown of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood and none other than Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr., tops the bunch with $75 million.

Yes, you read that right. $75 million. Not bad for a guy who was essentially unemployable as a leading man in movies until Iron Man opened in 2008.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Movies

Robert Downey Jr. Tops Forbes' List Of Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actors

By Dorothy Pomerantz, Forbes Staff

Robert Downey Jr. is a hit machine. He’s starred in six movies that have each grossed over $500 million at the box office worldwide. Two of those films, The Avengers and Iron Man 3, each earned over $1 billion. Every studio in town would love to cast him, and now they’ll pay big buck for the privilege. Downey tops our list of Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actors with an estimated $75 million in earnings between June 2012 and June 2013. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

Robert Downey Jr. to Play Gepetto…and Pinocchio?

In an unusual but utterly intriguing casting rumour, Robert Downey Jr.may play both Gepetto and Pinocchio in a movie adaptation of the classic story helmed by Ben Stiller.

Warner Bros. was originally trying to unite Downey Jr. with director Tim Burton for the project, but it was subsequently revealed that those negotiations may have run afoul when the Iron Man star recently said he would like to collaborate with Stiller. “I want to make Pinocchio as a live action film,” said Downey Jr. at an Iron Man 3 junket, “and not resorting to ‘animation. I would like to do it with Ben Stiller…”

It appears that his wish may now become a reality. According to investigations by website Bleeding Cool, a Stiller/Downey Jr. Pinocchio movie is currently going ahead, with Downey Jr. set to play both Gepetto and the little wooden boy himself. While the practicalities of that casting decision are unconfirmed, one would imagine there would be an element of performance capture, or perhaps Downey Jr. will just be lending his voice to compliment practical effects.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Movies

Hugh Jackman Wants Wolverine in The Avengers

“Why isn’t Wolverine in the Avengers movie?!” It’s a cry heard ’round the world on a regular basis, though most fans are aware that the answer is relatively simple: The Avengers screen rights belong to Marvel while the X-Men characters live with Fox. But Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman, has hopes that the two parties could come to terms someday and give us the ultimate superhero crossover film.

Here’s what Jackman told Collider this week when asked what it would take to get the characters to meet onscreen:

“I literally asked the same question the other day to Tom from Marvel who works with all the other studios, he works with Sony and Fox, that’s his job to liaise. I said, ‘Man, can this happen?’ and he goes ‘Look, it’s not gonna be easy because you’re working with different studios and they’re their properties.’ But I believe — maybe I’m optimistic, I understand at Marvel they’ve got The Avengers, they’ve got a lot of big things going on, but at some point I just find it almost impossible that there’s not a way to bring Iron Man, all the Avengers characters, Wolverine, the X-Men characters, Spider-Man, and somehow get them in together.”

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Movies

Iron Man 3 Surpasses The Avengers at International Box Office

Iron Man 3 opened in 42 territories around the world over the weekend – that’s about 79% of the international market, so not small by any stretch. And the latest outing for Tony Stark has so far taken a staggering $195.3 million. That’s more than the $185.1 million taken by The Avengers grossed over its opening weekend.

It’s worth noting, however, that in some territories Iron Man 3 had a slight advantage over The Avengers, opening on a Thursday, not a Friday like The Avengers. But saying that, the film has yet to open in Russia, China or Germany – so it’s still a pretty impressive feat.

It had the highest grossing weekend ever in Argentina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. And was the biggest opening ever for a Marvel movie in Australia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Finland, Hungary, Romania, New Zealand, Argentina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippines and Malaysia.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Movies

Weekend Box Office: 'Iron Man 3' Astonishes Overseas While 'Pain And Gain' Tops Domestic

By Scott Mendelson, Contributor

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As will be the case at least a few times this summer, the big box office news will be not in America but in foreign markets as major summer movies open overseas prior to their domestic debuts. As is the case with Iron Man 3.  My press screening isn’t until tomorrow, but the Shane Black-directed and Robert Downey Jr./Gwyneth Paltrow-starring threequel  has already made a rather stunning $195 million overseas since opening in 42 markets on Wednesday.  This is even more than the $185 million The Avengers debuted with overseas last summer on this weekend in 39 markets. Iron Man 2 also opened overseas first three summers ago, earning $92 million for its trouble, while the first Iron Man earned $99 million in its overseas debut, so this is pretty much par for the course.  One could argue that the 3D ticket-price bump somewhat accounts for the gap between Iron Man 3 and the first two films, but I’m not going to nitpick a $195 million five-day debut.   The first two Iron Man films earned $266 million and $311 million overseas respectively, with the second film out-grossing the first ‘over there’ even as it came in slightly under the first film’s domestic gross, so Iron Man 3 will have out-grossed the overseas numbers of its predecessors probably by the end of next week. In terms of overseas debuts, it’s the eighth-biggest, behind the $199 million debut for Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2 and ahead of the $193 million debut of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.  For the record, overseas openings are sometimes tough to compare because of how many markets a given film opens in and/or what day of the week a film opens, but this is still a shockingly good debut for what should be a major worldwide box office player for summer 2013.  It broke opening weekend records in Singapore, IndonesiaArgentina, Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. Of note, the film earned $7.2 million on 113 IMAX screens alone (about $64,000 per screen), also the IMAX debut of The Avengers last year.

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

Best & Worst Beauty Of The Week: Kiernan Shipka, January Jones, Selena Gomez & More (PHOTOS)

By The Huffington Post News Editors

The best beauty looks this week showcased great hair. “Mad Men” starlet Kiernan Shipka sported an age-appropriate updo, while “Iron Man 3″ actress Rebecca Hall proved that she has the best effortless summer waves.

And the worst looks of the week were hair-raising, too — Kelly Osbourne may have forgotten that she has bright purple hair when she applied too much self-tanner and Uma Thurman (who was looking stellar just last week!) may have skipped out on shampooing and/or brushing her hair before hitting the red carpet.

Click through the the slideshow to see which stars shined this week and which ones missed the mark. Do you agree? Tell us in the comments below!

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at Huffington Post

Killing "Vampires" With Nothing More Than a Bow and Arrow

By Tim Beyers, The Motley Fool

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Forget the legends. An old-fashioned arrow to the heart is all you need to slay a vampire — especially if said vampire sports perfect hair and a sculpted teenage body.

Arrow, the DC Comics adaptation Time Warner introduced in October, now ranks as the CW network’s top rated show, beating the Twilight-inspired The Vampire Diaries. More than 3 million viewers on average tune in weekly to see Stephen Amell‘s avenging archer, Nielsen reports, versus 2.8 million for the bloodsuckers.

Surprised? You shouldn’t be, says Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova in the following video. AMC Networks‘ top-rated drama The Walking Dead is inspired by a comic book of the same name, and Walt Disney is preparing to launch Iron Man 3 in the U.S  on May 3. All signs suggest that the film will be one of the summer season’s biggest.

Do you enjoy Arrow? How much TV do you consume daily? Please watch this short video to get Tim’s full take, and then leave a comment to let us know what you think of the show and whether you’d buy, sell, or short Time Warner stock at current prices.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at DailyFinance

Friday Box Office: Michael Bay's 'Pain And Gain' Earns Ok $7.5m, 'The Big Wedding' Earns $2.5m

By Scott Mendelson, Contributor

$7.5 million for Michael Bay‘s Pain and Gain isn’t a terrible opening day by any stretch, but it also doesn’t offer any strong reactions.  The weekend should be over/under $20 million, which is about what was projected.  The Mark Wahlberg/Dwayne Johnson/Anthony Mackie true-crime comedy cost just $26 million to produce, with its director and two of its stars forgoing salary in exchange for back-end deals.  It’s a small film that will likely earn its budget back in five days or so, meaning even if it has no legs it’ll break even before overseas and home video receipts roll in.  This was Michael Bay‘s official ‘one for me’ project, and it stands as a perfect testament to the limits of star power.  It’s an R-rated, 2 hour+ crime comedy, heavily marketed as something that only stereotypical male fans would enjoy, yet it still will likely open to around $20 million.  The only other new release was the much-delayed and somewhat dumped Lionsgate release The Big Wedding.  Originally scheduled to open in late 2012, the film was pushed back in a clear sign of trouble.  The all-star wedding comedy (De Niro, Sarandon, Williams, Heigl, Seyfried, Keaton, etc.) couldn’t draw audiences to a film that looked like a painful sit, along with the poster with the entire cast giving the kind of fake smile that screams insincerity.  The picture cost Millennium $35 million but Lionsgate picked up  North American distribution rights for just $10 million, so its likely $6 million opening weekend and under-$15 million total will be more of an embarrassment than a financial disaster for the House That Jigsaw Built (with all of those big names, it will likely be a popular casual rental for awhile).  The holdovers mostly took a dive.  Oblivion earned $5.1 million, or a drop of around 60% from last Friday’s debut, but it should finish the weekend with around $15.5 million and $64 million total.  42 earned $2.95 million and should around $9 million for the weekend, which would still be a 48% drop although its projected $68 million cume is still impressive. The good news is that The Place Beyond the Pines will likely match its $16 million production budget by the end of the weekend, so kudos for eventually taking that one into semi-wide release.  A more detailed rundown will follow tomorrow’s weekend estimates, along with Iron Man 3’s opening week totals for overseas play.

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

The A-Z of Iron Man

The summer movie season is about to enjoy the sounds of Black Sabbath and exploding robots when Iron Man 3 hits theaters. This highly anticipated sequel marks the official start of Marvel Studios’ Phase 2 movie lineup and the fifth time Robert Downey Jr. has played Tony Stark.

If you haven’t watched the previous Marvel movies in a while (or read some of the comics), there are a lot of faces to remember.That’s why we’ve put together the A-Z of Iron Man to help get you primed for this latest superhero epic.

Even the world’s most egocentric billionaire playboy philanthropist needs a team to hang around. When faced with a challenge too great for any one hero to overcome, Iron Man turns to Earth’s Mightiest to get the job done. In Marvel’s The Avengers, that group numbers only six plus assorted S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, but dozens and dozens of heroes have called themselves Avengers in the comics. Even though Tony faces one of his greatest challenges yet in the form of the Mandarin, don’t expect him to be turning to his fellow Avengers for help. He’s going to handle things with a little help from his armory.

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From: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/20/the-a-z-of-iron-man

Iron Man vs. Mandarin: Their Best Fights

They say a hero is only as good as his villains. And every good superhero has his great nemesis. Batman has the Joker. Spider-Man has Green Goblin. Wolverine has non-alcoholic beer. And Iron Man has the Mandarin. More than anyone else in the Marvel Universe, Mandarin opposes everything Tony Stark stands for. Whereas Tony Stark wears the most technologically advanced battle-suit on the planet, the Mandarin wields ten rings of amazing magical power. Their rivalry is one of mysticism versus science, East versus West, and destiny versus free will.

Naturally, the two characters have clashed a number of times over the decades. With Mandarin finally making his live-action debut in Iron Man 3 next month, we figured now was the perfect time to look back at the most memorable battles between Iron Man and Mandarin, ranging from the Silver Age all the way to Matt Fraction’s recently concluded Invincible Iron Man.

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From: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/17/iron-man-vs-mandarin-their-best-fights

Iron Man 3: Behind-The-Scenes Look at Tony Stark’s Tech and Suits

Gizmodo has premiered a behind-the-scenes featureutte from Iron Man 3 which provides a sneak peek of Tony Stark’s new tech, and an explanation for the multiple suits of armor in the film. Take a look below.

Iron Man 3 opens May 3.

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From: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/16/iron-man-3-behind-the-scenes-look-at-tony-starks-tech-and-suits