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"Iron Man 3" is already a hit film, and it hasn't shown on a single screen for U.S. audiences yet. That's because Marvel's follow-up to their mega-hit, "The Avengers," opened early in dozens of foreign markets this past weekend and took in $195 million. To put that sum into perspective, "The Avengers" had only made $185 at this point last year.
Back in this country, however, things were much slower with the top grossing film of the weekend, Michael Bay's "Pain & Gain," only taking in $20 million. The crime comedy starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson eked out a victory over last week's champ, "Oblivion," which added $17 million to it domestic total.
Next weekend is when the sparks begin to fly. That's when "Iron Man 3" hits the U.S. "The Avengers" took in $209 million in its opening weekend, so we'll have to wait and see how Robert Downey Jr. can fare on his own.
The first footage from Edgar Wright's "The World's End" debuted as part of a run-down of summer movies. It only lasts about 1.5 seconds, but it's great.
Also, learn the difference between Marky Mark and the Rock in today's Dailies!
"A Delicate Truth," the new book from "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" author John le Carré, hit shelves today in the UK and got one hell of a film-quality book trailer to celebrate the occasion. Also, Deadline reported today "Departed" scribe William Monahan has already been hired to adapt it into a screenplay. You can check out the trailer after the jump. "A Delicate Truth" hits U.S. bookstores on May 7.
Also, see Tom Cruise as a tall man in today's Dailies!
By Tara Fowler
This weekend, Michael Bay will try to erase the sting of "Armageddon" with the true-crime feature "Pain & Gain." Personally, I've never met a Bay film I haven't liked (well, maybe Pearl Harbor), so I couldn't be more psyched for this movie, which centers on three Florida bodybuilders—Daniel Lugo, Adrian Doorbal, and Paul Doyle—who turned to a life of crime in the mid-90s. The true story is more bizarre then the film itself, so I highly suggest you check out Pete Collins' lengthy exposé in the Miami New Times. But for those of you who don't have the time, check out some highlights from the article below.
In the early days of Disney animated features, the creators would film somewhat elaborate versions of the image in real life for animators to use later. The image above is one of those tests next to the finished product.
Also, the bells ring out for "Game of Thrones" in today's Dailies!
You don't have to wait until later this month to get a look at the biggest muscles of the summer movie season. That's because the cast of "Pain & Gain, including Mark Wahlberg, Rob Corddry, Ken Jeong and Bar Paly, plus director Michael Bay, will be stopping by MTV Sneak Peek Week to debut an exclusive clip and sit down for a 30-minute interview.
You have probably heard by now, but Sneak Peek Week is the official lead-up to the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. All this week, we're bringing you exclusive clips from movies like "The Bling Ring," "The To Do List," and "The Heat." We kicked off things last night with the hilarious cast of "This Is the End," which you can check out here.
Then stay tuned for MTV Sneak Peek Week with the cast of "Pain & Gain" starting right here at 11 p.m. ET.
Will Jennifer Lawrence get her silver lining in the form of a Golden Popcorn? Which beefcake will sizzle in our brand-new Best Shirtless Performance category? It's up to you to decide the winners of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards! Vote now, and tune in Sunday, April 14, at 9 p.m. ET, as star Rebel Wilson takes the stage at the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California.
The outpouring in the wake of Roger Ebert's passing has brought back many memories of the beloved film critic, so we decided to share some of our favorites below.
Also, check out some brand new posters in today's Dailies!
A full trailer for James Wan's "The Conjuring" has appeared online, fleshing out the story more and scaring the ever-loving poop out of us once again.
Also, Justing Long is "iSteve" in today's Dailies!
The latest trailer for Michael Bay's "Pain & Gain" has arrived, and it's absolutely hilarious. Though Dwayne Johnson's character Paul Doyle, Mark Wahlberg's Daniel Lugo and Anthony Mackie's Adrian Doorbal aren't considered heroes in real life, they definitely look like they will be in the movie based on what we've seen this red band trailer.
The video is for ages 17 and up because of some swearing, violence and a severed toe. It's also much more comedic than the previous "Pain & Gain" trailers released. The use of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' song "Thrift Shop" helps with that, but the new scenes of Rebel Wilson and Ken Jeong make it seem like "Pain & Gain" could be as much a comedy as it is an action movie.
By Hannah Soo Park
Michael Bay's bodybuilding drama "Pain and Gain" has a new poster (via Yahoo! Movies), and it's all stars and stripes and muscles—but mostly muscles, of course.
The brand-new poster features the film's uber-buff stars, Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, standing before an American flag backdrop and sporting no-nonsense facial expressions. And to up the intimidation factor, the duo is posing with some seriously heavy-duty lifting equipment.