Weekend Movie Update – May 3, 2013: ‘Iron Man’ Returns
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Click on the link below for additional listings and showtimes.