I'm sorry, man, but I have to do this. Again, Robert Downey Jr. wasn't bringing ANYBODY to the movies without that red-and-gold suit. Here's the deal:
Date Film Gross
5/2/08 Iron Man . $318,412,101
2/22/08 Charlie Bartlett $3,951,699
5/4/07 Lucky You $5,758,950
3/2/07 Zodiac $33,080,084
11/10/06 Fur: Imaginary $223,202
9/29/06 Guide/Saints $517,809
7/7/06 Scanner Darkly $5,501,616
3/10/06 Game 6 $129,664
3/10/06 Shaggy Dog $61,123,569
10/21/05 Kiss/Bang $4,243,756
10/7/05 Night/Luck $31,558,003
4/8/05 Eros $188,392
11/21/03 Gothika $59,694,580
10/24/03 Singing Det. $337,174
4/7/00 Black & White $5,277,299
2/23/00 Wonder Boys $19,393,557
I did not leave out a single flick of his from 2000 on. The last 15 -- FIFTEEN! 15! -- films he made didn't equal Iron Man's gross. And the ultimate irony in that?
The NEXT biggest film, "Shaggy Dog," is based on an old property, as well!
Again, Downey was very, very, very good in "Iron Man." But I'm telling you, if that film was "Tin Foil Man," he's looking at another, what, $10 million gross!
Those are just the facts, folks!
Saved me the time of looking up all those box office receipts. Appreciate it.
I think this point has been clearly made.
- Continuity is or it is not. There is no such thing as soft continuity.
- A character IS his continuity.
- Continuity is consistency of the characteristics of people, plot, objects, and places seen by the reader or viewer.