Disney Settles IRON MAN 3 Dispute w/ AMC & Regal Theaters

By: Apr. 25, 2013
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Earlier today, the LA Times reported that Walt Disney Studios and theater chains Regal Entertainment and AMC Entertainment were in a heated dispute over how to split ticket sales for the upcoming blockbuster IRON MAN 3, causing the two theater chains to halt the sale of advance ticket sales for the film.

According to the report, Regal had also pulled its marketing materials for the film, including standees and movie posters. Cinemark, the third-largest chain in the U.S, had also stopped ticket sales.

Regal and AMC had claimed that Disney is "seeking an excessively large take of the box office revenue -- up to 65%."

In a recent update, the LA Times is now reporting that the disupte has been settled over how to divvy up ticket sales. As a result of the new agreement, AMC has resumed selling advance tickets for the film on Fandango, an online ticketing service.

Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test hismettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Marvel's "Iron Man 3" is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel's iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of "Tales of Suspense" (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with "The Invincible Iron Man" (#1) in May of 1968.


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