10 Amazing Facts About Comics and How Much Cash They Bring In (infographic)

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I think by now we all know Hollywood loves comics. Marvel, DC, whoever…they all seem to get the VIP treatment as movie theaters from New York to New Zealand seem to be inundated with big (huge) budget action-packed flicks based on Superman, Batman, Iron Man, Thor, and more. The Wolverine is coming to theaters this Friday an is almost guaranteed (I think) to bring in over $100M in it’s first US weekend alone! Forget about worldwide and all the massive marketing tie-ins all these movies get. It’s pretty nuts, but hey…it’s good, clean fun for the most part and I’m a huge fan. I see them all and love them all. I’m very pleased to see this be such a big part of entertainment today. My son LOVES his super heroes and why not? So do I!

Here are some quick facts, followed by an awesome infographic hitting on all the money wrapped into superhero movies and comic books:

We’re just halfway through 2013 and we’ve already witnessed the success of superhero blockbusters. Man of Steel, the latest take on the Superman franchise, grossed a whopping $116.6 million in the US on its opening weekend. Worldwide receipts, a month after its release, now stand at $635 million. These figures, however, trail the performance of Iron Man 3 by some margin. The Tony Stark franchise made $174.1 million on its opening weekend in the US. Globally, it has grossed $1.2 billion in 11 weeks! Iron Man 3 now ranks #5 in the all-time list for worldwide box office receipts.

 The following infographic has it all — From the top-selling comic book in recent years, to a comparison of lone-wolf superheroes and superhero teams:

Fun Financial Facts About Comic Books

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Robert Downey Jr. Goes On A Starbucks Run

Robert Downey Jr. certainly has an exciting nine months ahead! Not only is the actor expecting his first child with wife Susan, BUT he’s got multiple sure-to-be blockbusters smashing into theaters. From the sequel to his 2009 hit Sherlock Holmes, to the much- anticipated Avengers flick, hitting theaters next summer, it seems the Iron Man star is going to be pretty busy!

Despite his hectic schedule, Robert did find some downtime to himself on Tuesday afternoon. The scruffy star was seen headed to Starbucks in Brentwood, CA, before heading out and about for the rest of the day.

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Robert Downey Jr. Takes A Stroll Through Beverly Hills

Even superheroes like Robert Downey Jr. need some California sunshine! The Iron Man star was spotted out and about in Beverly Hills on Thursday, July 7 on a solo stroll. The MTV Movie Award nominee seemed to be enjoying his downtime as come later this year, its going to be difficult to squeeze in “free time” to his already hectic schedule.

According to IMDB.com, Downey is not only set to debut his sequel to 2009’s Sherlock Holmes at the end of 2011, but has highly-anticipated superhero flick The Avengers gearing up to start production. Enjoy the downtime while it lasts Mr. Downey, you have a busy few years ahead of you!

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Actress Leslie Bibb Lights Up The ‘Zookeeper’ Green Carpet

Actress Leslie Bibb may not exactly be a household name just yet, but she’s certainly making a name for herself on-screen as well as off, especially in the fashion department. The star of the upcoming family flick Zookeeper, hit the green carpet of the film’s premiere last night and totally rocked it in a chic knee length white skirt and a low-cut, sheer top.

The star, who has been featured in previous summer hits like Iron Man and Talladega Nights, proved that she has what it takes to run with the A-listers like Robert Downey Jr. and Will Ferrell, but that she can also stand on her own, both on the silver screen and the red carpet.

Looking lovely Leslie!

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