Weekend Movie Update – May 3, 2013: ‘Iron Man’ Returns

Posted By on May 1, 2013

The biggest blockbuster ever filmed in North Carolina arrives in U.S. theaters this week, while G.I. Joe continues the battle against Cobra at The Pioneer.

Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of May 3, 2013!

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The only new release playing locally this week is the only one that matters, as Marvel and Disney’s highly anticipated Iron Man 3, filmed largely in and around Wilmington, North Carolina, opens on Friday, showing in both 2D and 3D formats at R/C KDH Movies 10 in Kill Devils and in 2D at North Beach Movie Diner (formerly Corolla Movies) in Corolla.

A special preview screening is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday night, at 9pm at both theaters.

Iron Man returns in Marvel's 'Iron Man 3'.

Iron Man returns in Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 3’.

We predicted last year that Iron Man 3 would be the biggest movie ever made in North Carolina, and it’s record breaking box office numbers overseas since last Friday have already accomplished that feat, while the sequel hasn’t event opened in North America yet.

In addition, a new economic analysis released yesterday from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) says that production of the film brought $179.8 million in spending and over 2,000 jobs to North Carolina in 2012.

Robert Downey Jr. is Tony Stark in 'Iron Man 3'.

Robert Downey Jr. is Tony Stark in ‘Iron Man 3’.

Starring Robert Downey Jr. (Chaplin), Gwyneth Paltrow (Seven), Don Cheadle (Ocean’s Eleven), Ben Kingsley (Ghandi), Guy Pearce (Prometheus), and Rebecca Hall (The Town), you can check out the most recent official theatrical trailer in the player below!

The Joes are once again out to stop the evil terrorist organization known as Cobra from world domination in the action sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation, (rated PG13), opening at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo, starting this Friday for a one week run.

Elodie Young is Jinx in 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'

Elodie Young is Jinx in ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’

 Returning cast members Channing Tatum (Magick Mike) and Ray Park (Star Wars: Episode I) are joined this time out by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Fast 5) and Bruce Willis (A Good Day To Die Hard) as the original G.I. Joe himself.

Showtime at The Pioneer is 8pm nightly.

Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson star in 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'.

Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson star in ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’.

Based on the popular Hasbro toy line, you can watch the official theatrical trailer in the player below, and then click here to read our Movie Review of G.I. Joe: Retaliation!

Click on the link below for additional listings and showtimes.

R/C KDH Movies 10

North Beach Movie Diner

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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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