Iron Man 2 opened early to movie goers overseas to reap in unprecedented numbers – over 100 million in a mere 48 hours. Although the film will not be released in the United States until Friday (Unless you managed to download iron man 2 online for free), those in the industry believe that it could surpass The Dark Knight in opening weekend profits. The number to beat – $158 million, anything but a far cry from what it earned in total overseas. There is even talk that it could outpace its predecessor in the box office. Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as Tony Stark in the film fighting to keep his invention out of government hands while having to battle a new villain. While critics abroad have given the film largely positive reviews, word is still out on how it stacks up against the first installment. Some have taken a liking to the sequel due to the larger roster of characters, among them the Black Widow – none other than Scarlett Johansson. As most would expect, special effects are a cornerstone to the most recent installment. One of the most anticipated scenes in the film features antagonist character Whiplash wrecking Stark’s race car at a Grand Prix event.
If you are like the millions of others looking forward to catching this flick Friday night, you best buy your tickets online and quickly. Head to the theater at least an hour before the showing begins to catch a good spot in line, as there surely will be one. We’d love to hear what you thought of the film, so comment below once you get a chance to see it!