Iron Man’s Costly Armor
Our friends over at io9 attempted to price out what it would cost to construct Iron Man’s movie armor using real world technology.
Annalee Newitz concluded, “So, what’s the final price tag? $100,420,000
“To put that in perspective, the cost of the F-35 fighter plane is estimated at $95 to $113 million. So this suit might easily fit in today’s military budgets.”
However, please think twice before suggesting this to your Congressman.
Meantime, the film took in $133.6 million over the three day weekend, making the fifth best domestic opening in history. Add in the $194 million of international box office and the film has already achieved stratospheric numbers.
Of course, the film cost in the neighborhood of $175 million coupled with a global marketing budget of $150, and the expenses are $325 million. The movie will have to gross something on the order of $900 million to show profit from the feature alone. Of course, ancillary merchandise already on sale followed by cable, disc and other revenue streams, no one will cry poverty when the finally tallies are completed some time next year.