(News) Iron Man 3 Tops Box Office w/ $175 Million In Ticket Sales (Beating Batman & Spiderman)

Film-Downey and Paltrow

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

(Sports) J.R. Smith is Tired of Being a Sixth Man, Wants to Start For the Knicks

He has a good chance, because free-agent signee Ronnie Brewer had knee surgery in early September and won’t start practicing for two weeks. Iman Shumpert, incumbent starter at shooting guard, may not be back until January as he rehabs from ACL surgery. The shooting guard position is Smith’s for the taking. He admitted concern about being pegged as a bench player, perhaps because of a bad-boy rep. Continue reading

(Sports) JR Smith Thinks Tracy McGrady Can Help the Knicks

Earlier this week, Yahoo! reported that Tracy McGrady was working out for the New York Knicks. Some met the news with skepticism—does T-Mac have anything left in the tank?—but not NYK shooting guard JR Smith, who says he’d love to play alongside the veteran swingman.

Via the NY Post: “Count J.R. Smith among those who think Tracy McGrady still has something Continue reading