Originally Posted by Chris B
I agree with this. I think IM2 kind of dashed any hope of the franchise making it into $400 million territory domestically. Though obvioulsy the Avengers bump will be a big boost.
Why? Iron Man 2 was actually well received despite what fans think and did only slightly less than the first domestically. Besides, nobody is going into Iron Man 3 thinking about Iron Man 2, people are going into it thinking about The Avengers. Iron Man 2 has very little effect on Iron Man 3 if at all in my opinion. The Avengers changed everything. Phase 2 is going to be very different than Phase 1.