by Justin Dweeber at . Comments

Only a handful of movies have ever made $1 billion.

Shockingly, Miley Cyrus is not in any of them (The Best Of Both Worlds Concert Tour .only made $70 million???).

Well, the club just got one member fuller, as Iron Man 3 has passed the $1 billion mark worldwide.

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Shane Black directs the third film in the superhero series, with Robert Downey, Jr. making what may be his final Iron Man film.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, James Badge Dale, Stephanie Szostak, Jon Favreau, and Ty Simpkins also star.

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Iron Man 3 is an unstoppable force.

Despite the second big Summer Movie of the year premiering on Friday, Iron Man 3 stayed in first place in the weekend box office, earning $72.47 million for a two-week total of $284.9.

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The Great Gatsby, whose release date was moved from Christmas to May in order to capitalize on the Summer movie season, had a sub-par opening in Iron Man's shadow.

The film took in $51.1 million in its first weekend.

Read our Iron Man 3 review and our The Great Gatsby review, then hit the jump for the full Box Office Report.

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Robert Downey, Jr. met for dinner with Marvel execs on Monday.

Why? Well, two reasons: To celebrate the incredible success of Iron Man 3, which had the second-biggest opening weekend ever, and to discuss Downey's future with the franchise.

You see, the actor's contract is up, and he's stated he's interested in moving on to more indie pastures.

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The negotiations focused on Tony Stark's involvement with The Avengers 2 and 3, with everyone expecting Downey to at least play the character in the Marvel Phase 2 capper.

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You all probably thought The Iceman would win the box office this weekend, but nope....Iron Man 3 did.

In fact, it destroyed the weekend.

In double fact, it made more in three days than all the movies in theaters have made in any single weekend so far this year.

In triple fact, it scored the second highest opening weekend ever!

Iron Man 3 took in $175.3 million in its first three days. Read our Iron Man 3 review to find out why we love it so much, then check out the full Weekend Box Office Report after the jump.

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If you didn't expect Iron Man 3 to do well, then you haven't been paying attention.

As the first summer blockbuster, Iron Man 3 kicked off Marvel Phase 2 with a $15.6 million opening night box office gross.

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Iron Man 3's opening night earnings suggest that the film will make at least $150 million in its first weekend.

Compare the numbers to The Avengers' $18.7 million, which led to record-breaking box office numbers.

Were you one of the moviegoers who contributed to IM3's opening night numbers? If not, do you plan to see the movie today?

Read our Iron Man 3 review to find out why we thought it was one of the best superhero movies ever made (seriously).

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by Justin Dweeber at . Comments

Iron Man 3 is one of the best superhero movies ever.

It succeeds in places The Avengers failed.

It has stuff for the casual explosion-hungry moviegoer. It has stuff for the passionate comic book fan. It has stuff for the cynical film aficionado. It satisfies all three without sacrificing much, and while still reserving the ability to surprise.

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The Avengers was a great film because it codified the “Superhero franchise” as a thing. And it was action-packed, doubtless.

But ultimately, The Avengers was two giant fight scenes strung together via mostly-assumed background information.

Iron Man 3 isn’t that. It has the heart of the first Iron Man film (more, even) as well as the stylized comic book tropes - your evil scheming corporate masterminds, your superhuman abilities - necessary for a superhero film to be successful.

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Tony Stark has an unusual bout of sincerity in this new Iron Man 3 clip, which makes reference to the totally crazy events of The Avengers. Take a look:

The film that kicks off Marvel Phase 2 may just be the last Iron Man, as it's seeming more and more likely that Downey, Jr. will retire from the Iron Man series.

Gwyneth Paltrow returns as Pepper Potts, with Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau also returning to their roles. Guy Pearce, James Badge Dale, Rebecca Black, and Ben Kingsley also star.

Iron Man 3 will premiere May 3.

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It looks as though the Iron Man franchise may be coming to an end.

Fans may need to savor every second until Iron Man 3 hits heaters May 3, because after that date, it's looking like there will be no more IM films to look forward to.

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Gwyneth Paltrow recently stated in an interview, "I don’t think there’s going to be [an Iron Man 4]. I think we’re done with Iron Man.”

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"Avengers, disassemble!" No wait, that's not right...

"Avengers, retire!" No...

"Avengers, explore your passion for art films!" Something's wrong.

According to Movie Fanatic, Robert Downey, Jr. may retire from Iron Man, with his Marvel contract ending after the upcoming installment.

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An ankle injury on the set of Iron Man 3 caused Downey, Jr. to start thinking about his future as a superhero. "It got me thinking...How many genre movies can I do? How many follow-ups to a successful follow-up are actually fun?"

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Awards Season is holding on for one last hoorah, and that hoorah is the MTV Movie Awards.

MTV has already announced that the very first Catching Fire trailer will air during the proceedings, and now it seems as though some new Iron Man 3 footage will premiere as well.

Check out the new IM3 spot, which teases the Awards footage:

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