Welcome back to another installment of Movie Power Rankings, where buzz means everything for Hollywood's biggest films. You probably won't be too surprised by this week's top movie. Marvel's "Iron Man 3" is already approaching the $1 billion at the global box office, and is showing no signs of slowing down (although "Star Trek Into Darkness" may have something to say about that). Robert Downey Jr. is not only renegotiating his lucrative "Iron Man" contract, but is also reportedly helping his "Avengers" team mates get a healthy pay raise for the 2015 sequel. Will that mean more green for Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and more cash for Cap (Chris Evans)?
As for the rest of this week's list...
May 16, 2013
1. "Iron Man 3" (Last week: No. 1)
It's already the film to beat at the box office this summer, and we still have plenty more superheroes, car chases and giant robots to go.
2. "The Avengers 2" (Last week: No. 2)
The stars may be getting raises, but if it doesn't work out, they can always join ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D."
3. "The Great Gatsby" (Last week: Not ranked)
Baz Luhrmann's 3D take on Fitzgerald danced its way to a strong second place debut at the box office. Only "Iron Man 3" could stop it.
4. "Gravity" (Last week: Not ranked)
George Clooney and Sandra Bullock head into outer space with "Children of Men" director Alfonso Cuaron, and the initial teaser is finally available on Earth.
5. "Man of Steel" (Last week: No. 4)
New images of the Superman reboot seem to be popping up everyday, and the latest is a new poster displaying the superhero in all his glory.
6. "A Million Ways to Die in the West" (Last week: Not ranked)
"Family Guy" and "Ted" mastermind Seth McFarlane's western comedy has added another cowboy in Neil Patrick Harris, who will join McFarlane, Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson in the film. It's slated to hit theaters May 30, 2014.
7. "The World's End" (Last week: Not ranked)
There's a teaser trailer for the latest collaboration between Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright. We'll drink to that.
8. "Star Trek Into Darkness" (Last week: No. 5)
Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto said that they're both down to do one more "Trek" film. Maybe "The World's End" helmer Edgar Wright will direct. He appeared on the sequel's set to guest-direct one of the film's 2,120 shots. Think you'll be able to pick it out?
9. "Star Wars: Episode VII" (Last week: Not ranked)
As for that other upcoming J.J. Abrams space saga, HitFix recently spoke with the director and he revealed that the upcoming trilogy will "be its own thing."
10. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" (Last week: Not ranked)
The apes have arrived. It has begun...production. The sequel to the 2011 hit reboot "Rise of the Planet of the apes" will star Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Judi Greer, and Andy Serkis as Caesar.
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1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
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