Iron Man reigns as the standard-bearer of Hollywood superheroes with a $175.3 million domestic opening weekend for his latest sequel and an overseas haul of a half-billion dollars in less than two weeks.
According to studio estimates Sunday, “Iron Man 3” has raced to a worldwide total of $680.1 million. That includes $175.9 million in its second weekend overseas, where the film has rung up $504.8 million so far.
No other solo superhero — not even Batman or Spider-Man — has managed this kind of business.
Yet the future of Marvel Studios’ flagship franchise is in the hands of a mortal man with no metal armor, gadgets or special powers, other than his ability to rebound from Hollywood pariah to hottest star on the planet. Continue reading →
Defending national champion Baylor, with All-America center Brittney Griner returning from a 40-0 season, is the overwhelming pick to win the Big 12 again.
The Lady Bears got the maximum nine first-place votes in the preseason voting by coaches, who weren’t allowed to vote for their own team. Baylor has won the last two Big 12 titles.
The preseason vote had Oklahoma and Big 12 newcomer West Virginia tied for second, followed by Kansas and Texas. The rest of the picks, in order, were Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Kansas State and TCU.
Oklahoma State last season won the WNIT championship. The Big 12 has ranked No. 1 in conference RPI for the past five seasons.
Shaw is considered one of the top point guard prospects in South Carolina and a contender for 2013 WPDE Mr. Hoop Zone Trophy. Shaw chose to play for the Big South school over offers and interest from Evansville, Furman, Wichita State, Radford and Winthrop.
MOST TALK ABOUT HIT! During a punt return in the first quarter of Thursday Night’s game between the Ravens and Browns, Cleveland punt returner Joshua Cribbs got leveled and knocked out by a vicious hit by Baltimore’s Dannell Ellerbe. Thankfully, Joshua walked off under his own power, smiling all the way.
The NFL season is officially underway and you know what that means…Gambling! Last night Floyd Mayweather took to Twitter to share what he bet on the Cowboys (GRRRR #Gmen) and at the same time he also addressed the rumors about betting $3 Million on Michigan last weekend.