Shane Black's Iron Man 3 has a third poster up with Don Cheadle in War Machine gear, prepping fans for the super-sequel which opens on May 3rd this year via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Compare the success of the first two films at the box office:
Iron Man had a budget of $140 million and opened on May 2nd, 2008 with a big $98.6 million. Total domestic cume was $318.4 million and $266.7 million overseas, according to Box Office Mojo.
Iron Man 2 grossed a very impressive $128.1 million on its opening weekend on May 7th, 2010 before ending off $312.4 million domestic, and $311.5 million overseas gross. Pic had a $200 million production budget.
There's no doubt this one will bring in a ton, when considering new faces like Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley among others, in the mix. The question is, will it be close to the first two films, more, or less? With Marvel's The Avengers pulling in a massive amount ($1.51 billion worldwide), that will only add fuel to the box office fire.
Read the official synopsis below the Don Cheadle War Machine Poster (courtesy of IMPAwards).
Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his
personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him.
As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of1 968.