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Old 10-23-2012, 07:55 PM   #49
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Default Re: The Iron Man 3 Box Office Prediction Thread

Originally Posted by xeno000 View Post
Another thing for the low-balling naysayers to consider is that The Avengers, the third-highest grossing film in history, was a sequel to Iron Man 1 & 2, TIH, Thor and Captain America. Those movies led into TA and served to establish the film universe in the popular culture, which in turn led to its box office-shattering success. There is a reason why RDJ/Tony Stark/Iron Man featured so prominently in The Avengers' marketing, and it's not because Downey played Sherlock Holmes. Without the earlier films leading into it, TA is unlikely to have been such a success. Now IM3 comes right on the heels of TA and it can capitalize off the success of that film.

It's called synergy. Marvel films draw momentum from it.
In what world is 800 mill low-balling for a franchise that was previously 600 mill? A billion is just going too far solely basing it off of Avengers and 3D.

Originally Posted by xeno000 View Post
This attitude is oddly like that of some posters in The Avengers Box Office thread. There were some people who swore up and down that the popularity of the previous Marvel films would not do anything to raise TA's profile with the public, and thus it couldn't hope to do much better than Iron Man 2 did. Because, you know, TDKR was a sequel TDK which was a sequel to BB, while TA was not a sequel IM/IM2/TIH/Thor/CA:TWS. We all know now how that argument played out.
This is a completely different situation not to mention I'm not even saying Iron Man's profile wasn't raised after the Avengers.

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