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Iron or gold? "Iron Man 3" opens this weekend and is expected to dominate the box office. According to industry observers, the latest installment in the Marvel franchise should take in north of $170 million. Overseas box office for "Iron Man 3" has already passed the $300-million mark. "Iron Man 3" will have no major competition as the rest of Hollywood is staying away from the box office. I will too. Previews from the Los Angeles Times and Hollywood Reporter.
Summer traffic. With box office down so far this year, summer has become even more important for Hollywood studios. The competition will be even more intense as many big budget movies will be going head-to-head. It also means the window for a movie to stand out will get even smaller. A preview of the summer box office from the Wall Street Journal.
Summer hours. While summer is the movie industry's busy season, the broadcast networks have traditionally used the season for reruns and reality with mixed results. Now some networks are actually putting some real money into summer programming. Variety takes a look.
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