Iron Man 3 is officially the fifth highest-grossing movie in box officer history, after it crossed over the $1.147billion box officer total.
In doing so it overtook 2011’s Transformers: Dark Of The Moon and is now just behind 2011’s Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, on the list.
The top three films on the list are Marvel’s The Avengers, which has a grand sum of $1.5billion, James Cameron’s Titanic, which amassed $2.1billion when it was released in 1997, and Avatar, which grossed $2.7billion in 2009.
Jackie Chan has put himself forward as a replacement to Robert Downey Jnr. in the lead role, stating at the Cannes Film Festival that we really wants to play Tony Stark.
The Rush Hour star remarked, “I really want to play Iron Man but I don’t think the audiences want to see me as Iron Man. Anyway, nobody pays me big money to make this kind of movie. I love Iron Man and this kind of movie, but no one hires me. Fools!”
Meanwhile, it has been announced that south of California is currently struggling to entice filmmakers and producer to shoot their blockbuster movies in the state.
The like of North Carolina and Canada are each offering subsidies for producers to shoot their efforts in their regions, so much so that, according to Bloomberg, “11 of the 12 action films projected to gross more than $100million” have been shot in locations other than southern California.
The website states, “California is losing ground in blockbusters because it limits subsidies to movies with budgets of $75million or less, while other states and countries are increasing their assistance.”
Amy Lemisch, the executive director of California’s film commission remarked of the situation in an interview,”None of these pictures would be elsewhere if it wasn’t for the tax credits. It’s quite a lot of work to take a production on the road.”