Re: The Iron Man 3 Box Office Prediction Thread
All right, this is the first time I've made a prediction. So I could be way off base.
I took a look at the movies that come out shortly after Iron Man 3, and it made me come down a bit from the initial $950M-$1B I had in mind. IMO, Star Trek 2, Fast and Furious 6, and ultimately Man of Steel will take a lot away from the longevity/loyalty of IM3's viewership, especially from the foreign box office. The whole world loves Superman, and if the movie is half good, it's going to take a lot of attention away from ol' Shellhead. In order to hit $1B, I really believe that the foreign market has to take up more than 60% of your box office, and I don't think I see that happening for Iron Man with all the other blockbusters following closely behind.
I predict around $850M. But my heart would love to see it break $1B and shut up all the doubters about Marvel Studios solo films post-Avengers.