Advice you never asked for from someone who probably shouldn’t be providing any…
Superhero movies are back in full force this summer. Two weeks ago, The Amazing Spider-Man swung into box offices, raking in over $200 million domestically and proving audiences don’t mind the super-fast series reboot.
While Spidey’s success is impressive, the year’s earlier superhero blockbuster, Marvel’s The Avengers made $200 million its first weekend, becoming the largest domestic opening weekend in history. The Avengers has gone on to make $613 million in North America, settling in as the 3rd highest domestic box office draw in history.
But if you think we’ve already seen the year’s high water mark, hold on to your butts. We here at The PO Life fully expect The Avengers’ box office record to fall faster than the Spider-Man series was rebranded when the incredibly successful Batman trilogy concludes this weekend with the release of The Dark Knight Rises .
To prep for the weekend’s wild ride, I’m here to tackle a topic of great dispute among comic book readers: What makes a superhero great?
In case you spent last week at the bottom of the Mariana trench, VP Biden essentially forced President Obama to come out of his supporting gay marriage closet. Apparently the President’s views have been evolving on this issue for the past couple years, but it seems more likely this was a decision he wanted to postpone till after his presumptive re-election. Much like past statements to Medvedev about missile defense, this falls under the category of, “After My Election I Have More Flexibility.”Nonetheless, the Pres has run with it and good on him! Unfortunately when the question is taken to the ballot this is usually the outcome. People didn’t like integration back in the 60’s either but that doesn’t mean they aren’t ashamed of opposing it now… or at least should be.