Iron Man Dominates the Box Office Despite GTA IV’s Release


Oh, what’s that, Hollywood? You say the reason your ticket sales are down is because of those darn video games and not because most of your films are terrible? Well then how do you explain Iron Man earning over $100 million this past weekend? That’s $85 million more than this weekend’s other new film, My Best Friend’s Wedding With the Gender Roles Reversed Made of Honor, and $25 million more than most analysts were giving the film credit for. And one of this year’s biggest video game releases, GTA IV, hasn’t even been out a week, so there’s probably plenty of people still playing it.

Could it be all those gamers took my advice (yeah, right) or suffered some catastrophe like a broken controller or a Red Ring of Death that forced them out into sunlight? Or could it be people will actually traipse on down to the theater when there’s actually something good to watch? I don’t know, I’m not an analyst or anything; but I think it’s safe to say that video games aren’t stopping people from seeing movies that are actually worth seeing. Time to find a new excuse for your box office bombs, Hollywood. Or — crazy idea here — take all that creative energy in forming ridiculous excuses and put it into your movies. Just a thought.

Data Via Rotten Tomatoes

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9 Comments on Iron Man Dominates the Box Office Despite GTA IV’s Release

Wes Sohlden

On May 4, 2008 at 11:16 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: That’s all I am going to say, well that and I completly agree with you.

Commander Bubble

On May 5, 2008 at 12:26 am

Your logic is flawless.

And that was an awesome movie.


On May 5, 2008 at 12:49 am

Saw it, was awesome.

And I didn’t see it just because my 360 red ringed when playing GTA4. I’m not joking.


On May 5, 2008 at 8:10 am

- Saw it.
– Was awesome.
– No Red Rings.


On May 5, 2008 at 8:10 am

OMG… The movie was perfect. I was entertained the entire time throughout the movie. First of all, the plot was very engaging. When there was humor in the mix (which was quite a bit) it did not feel overdone. All the funny parts had the whole theater laughing. The action of the movie was so rich because it wasn’t just fighting. It combined a view from his visor and the suits computer was in the whole sequence. Might I also note that the computer was very funny as well (along with the robot at his home). The Suit… damn… I think when Terrence Howard said it, he said it best “that is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen”

So there is my spill. Take it for what you will. But do yourself a favor and don’t miss this movie in theaters. If they have the sound turned up, there‚Äôs also a lot of juicy bass in the movie. Mmmmm Mmmmm Good.


On May 5, 2008 at 9:02 am

I saw it yesturday DAMN it was freaking awsome!! and it was soooo funnny! :D

The Man

On May 5, 2008 at 10:12 am

I saw it. It was amazing. Go see it if you haven’t.

And I didn’t see it because PS3 fanboys have to take every chance they have to express their insecurities about their purchase by making stories up to bash the 360.

Shawn Sines

On May 5, 2008 at 1:17 pm

Have to concur with all the above.. Iron Man is probably now my favorite Marvel movie – even surpassing Spider-Man 2. It’s just behind Batman Begins and Hellboy on my list.. but both of them have sequels coming this year so we’ll see.