We all knew it was a good movie, but I don’t think anyone was prepared for a $300 million box office blockbuster.

“(This) is a testament to the talented, hardworking group involved with this picture,” Par[amount] vice chairman Rob Moore said. “Needless to say, we are all thrilled with such an amazing achievement.”

I’m sure no one else is more pleased than Marvel, who took a big chance a couple of years ago announcing its own studio – a chance that has paid off, and should put the studio on target to pay off that $525 million dollar loan it borrowed to kick start the studios.

via THR.com

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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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  1. June 19, 2008 at 9:01 am — Reply

    If it’s done $300million just in theatres, I’d expect that number to sky rocket even more when it hits DVD. That’s not even including the merchandise that’s associated with the movie.

  2. Josh P.
    June 19, 2008 at 10:33 am — Reply

    It looks like the box office and potential DVD sales will pay off that loan all by themselves!

    And is that $300 milltion mark US box office only or worldwide combined? It feels like that is only the domestic box office.

  3. June 19, 2008 at 1:08 pm — Reply

    This doesn’t surprise me. I can honestly say that Iron Man is my favorite superhero movie. I know that others laid the groundwork, blah, blah, blah… but to me, Iron Man is the first superhero flick that I can’t seem to find something to gripe about. Keep in mind that I am an accomplished griper.

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