Iron Man 2 is already piling up the cash at the box office! The Iron man sequel opened in more than 2,500 theaters at 12:01 AM on Friday and has earned an estimated $7.5 million just from fans willing to camp out for the film’s midnight premiere.
Iron Man 2 will play in over 4,000 theaters in the U.S. throughout the weekend and is expected to easily come out the big winner at the weekend box office with an estimated $140 million take at least. Hundreds of theaters across the country sold out for the movie’s midnight showing.
The opening of Iron Man 2 hasn’t quite managed to break any records yet, but so far the film is certainly making a strong showing at the box office. The film has already grossed over $133 million worldwide.
The new Iron Man 2 trailer debuted after the Academy Awards Sunday night and it just made us drool in anticipation of the sequel. Most especially, the brief bits with Scarlett Johansson as the mysterious and deliciously yummy Black Widow.
While neither delicious nor yummy, Sam Rockwell and Mickey Rourke as villains Justin Hammer and Ivan Vanko comes across as fabulously nasty in the new trailer and worthy foils for Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. The new Iron Man 2 trailer also boasts plenty of action (the race car scene is cool as hell!) and a smattering of the humorously witty dialogue that made the first film such a treat.
What do you think of the new trailer for Iron Man 2? Can the sequel live up to the hype and actually do justice to the awesomeness of the original Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man film? We certainly hope so!
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