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Iron Man 3 Soars Past $680 Million In Box Office With Only Mobile Game Tie-In

Before Disney purchased Marvel for $4 billion in May 2012, Sega had released console and PC games based on the first two Iron Man movies. With Iron Man 3 blowing away box office records (over $175.3 million domestic for a total of $680.1 million worldwide) in under two weeks, there’s only a free mobile game from Gameloft for gamers.

Disney has failed to capitalize on Marvel video games in the console space, sitting out Marvel’s The Avengers last summer (Ubisoft had a non-movie Avengers: Battle for Earth comic-based game out last fall for Xbox 360 Kinect and Wii U). Disney has had success with the free-to-play Facebook game, Marvel Avengers Alliance from Playdom, and there’s always the potential for an Avengers game tied into the upcoming Avengers 2 movie. (Android, Disney, Gameloft, iPad, iPhone, Iron Man 3 – The Official Game, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Marvel Heroes, Marvel: Avengers Alliance, Mobile, PC, Ubisoft)

jagiii  +   1010d ago
I'd love to see a quality Avengers or Iron Man game.
SPAM-FRITTER-123  +   1010d ago
A new Marvel Ultimate Alliance would be nice. The way the Marvel franchise has been updated in the cinema lately i think Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is in order.

Maybe with an enhanced 8 player co-op battle system.....Wink Wink ;)
JoySticksFTW  +   1010d ago
Love, love, love MUA!

Just make it more like the first one though.

I thought the 2nd one was the worst of the bunch, out of the X-Men Legends / MUA games
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1010d ago
Marvel 4 Life. Superman got nothin on Iron man.
sourav93  +   1010d ago
Lol nice one!
jbl316  +   1010d ago
Yea, man. Same goes for The Dark Knight Rises too. Huge movie, but game was only available on mobile devices. Although Avatar had a game out, but it under-performed in terms of sales...
boing1  +   1010d ago
Batman Begins had a tie-in game. Wasn't that bad AFAIR.
Baka-akaB  +   1010d ago
"Disney has failed to capitalize on Marvel video games in the console space, sitting out Marvel’s The Avengers last summer"

And they were right to . Everyone needs to stop releasing movie games adaptations , the only time they are decent is when they set out to transform a game already under development (like what happens with wolverine and Spiderman 2) or when it's done regardless of a movie's release date .

And before disney pursue Marvel stuff they need to hire or build good enough studios .

Not to mention getting some rights back from the filthy hands of activision .
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Jek_Porkins  +   1010d ago
Ironman 2 was a decent game by Sega I thought, much better than the first one anyway.
Tonester925  +   1010d ago
Wolverine Origins was a fun game
NukaCola  +   1010d ago
Thats because it was an original IP before it was forced into a movie game. See how the game was violent. It would of been so much better had it stayed a stand alone story.
TH3KARMACHARGER  +   1010d ago
Because a movie cant be successful without a video game, right?
Hicken  +   1010d ago
That's what I was getting out of this, and which doesn't make sense.

Frankly, I'm glad they didn't pump out some subpar tie-in just to make a quick buck.
Skate-AK  +   1010d ago
I want a new Ultimate Alliance.
joab777  +   1010d ago
Wow. Their goal for the US was $160 million and they surpased it...damn.
WeAreLegion  +   1010d ago
That number will sink faster than the first two films.
Heisenburger  +   1010d ago
Idk about that man. This movie has 100% less Mickey Rourke...
WeAreLegion  +   1010d ago
That's a bad thing.

Have you seen Iron Man 3? Ugh.
KwietStorm  +   1010d ago
I don't know about the author or any of you guys, but I count my blessings any time there *isn't* a movie based game. Batman Arkham is so good because it wasn't given a quick deadline to cash in on a movie. The most recent Transformers games were surprisingly good because they were handled with care, in respects to G1. I'll take my chances with an original game based on canon than a movie tie in any day.
Max-Zorin  +   1010d ago
I want a sequel to Marvel Nemesis: Rise of The Imperfects.
webkatt  +   1010d ago
i thought i was the only one who liked the game. sure a bunch of the characters were no-names but it was fun!
webkatt  +   1010d ago
on a side note, iron man 3 as a film was a piece of crap
CanadianTurtle  +   1010d ago
I've actually seen the film yesterday. I'm not going to say it sucks. It's a good film, but a really disappointing one at the same time. You'll know what I mean when you see it.

The movie trailers for it was all false advertising.
SignifiedSix91  +   1010d ago
I thought it was perfect. It was a hell of a lot better than the second one. Also, an artist was at the theater and was drawing and handing out marvel characters for free. Got me a nice Iron Man drawing :)
GraveLord  +   1010d ago
Whats the point here? That developers aren't able to make good console games based on movies so they resort to cheap throw-away iOS games?

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