As predicted, Iron Man did a tremendous job at the box office this past weekend, bringing in an estimated $104 million in ticket sales. This is the second biggest opening weekend for a non-sequel movie since the first Spider-Man movie debuted at $114 million in 2002.

We’ll discuss the Iron Man movie on the next Major Spoilers Podcast, and we’ll even read some of your comments about the flick on the show.

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  1. Carl
    May 5, 2008 at 8:37 am — Reply

    I wish someone would publish the numbers adjusted for inflation. How do you compare the gross a movie at $10 a ticket against when they were $5?

    However, Iron Man was great and I hope the industry takes notice that a “second tier” character can hit a home run at the box office, if it’s done right.

  2. May 5, 2008 at 8:57 am — Reply

    Or when the Wizard of Oz came out and tickets were a nickel…

    Tune into the Major Spoilers Podcast this week, and you may get to hear me sing the Iron Man theme song! :)

    Assuming Stephen even lets me.

  3. May 5, 2008 at 9:39 am — Reply

    You WILL sing that song!

  4. davek
    May 5, 2008 at 11:40 am — Reply

    Now if only the Tony Stark I saw on the big screen was actually the Tony Stark portrayed in the Marvel Universe. Excellent movie, but I fear it will rally the powers that be in their misguided direction.

  5. Josh P.
    May 5, 2008 at 5:30 pm — Reply

    Personally, I like misguided Marvel U Tony Stark. He’s flawed, he makes mistakes. He royally f’s up.

    Tony hasn’t been this interesting in years.

  6. mosdef
    May 5, 2008 at 10:17 pm — Reply

    I llike Tony in the comics also, sure hes the Iron Dictator but thats whats making him mainstream in comics right now. Pretty soon as everybody knows, comic Tony will do a heel turn and become good Tony because of Movie Tony. thats alot of Tonys.

  7. Rodrigo
    May 5, 2008 at 10:45 pm — Reply

    3 Tonies make a hip-hop/R&B group from the early 90s

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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