Shackpets | Available on iOS and Google Play Store

GTA 4 May Hurt Iron Man Movie

The April 29 release of Rockstar North's Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3, X360) may cause some problems for Paramount and Marvel's Iron Man film, Next Generation reports.

According to Janco Partners analyst Mike Hickey, the highly anticipated game "could dampen the potential from Iron Man's theatrical release."

The movie, which stars Robert Downey Jr. (pictured left), is slated to arrive on May 2, a scant three days after GTA4.

Last fall, several Hollywood executives blamed the arrival of Bungie's Halo 3 (X360) for a 27% drop in ticket sales and the lackluster performance of The Heartbreak Kid, causing some to fear the repercussions of Grand Theft Auto IV's eventual arrival.

"The audience on this game is the 18-to-34 demographic, similar to what you'd see in cinemas," Hickey noted at the time.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
  • reply
    March 12, 2008 9:17 AM

    Well, I for one know I'll be sitting on my couch playing GTA IV. That's one lost customer to the videogame industry.


    • reply
      March 12, 2008 9:25 AM

      Make that two

    • reply
      March 12, 2008 9:29 AM


    • reply
      March 12, 2008 9:30 AM

      I'll watch it for sure, but perhaps not opening weekend. It looks awesome, and you all know it. I'll just try to sneak in the 360 with me somehow....yeah, that's it.

    • reply
      March 12, 2008 9:38 AM

      I'm in. Really don't care to see Iron man anyways.

    • reply
      March 12, 2008 9:48 AM

      I'll be sitting at my desk waiting for them to announce the PC version already.

    • reply
      March 12, 2008 10:44 AM


    • reply
      March 13, 2008 12:14 AM

      I for one will have my xbox w/ TV set up at the back of the theatre with cookie monster eyes on each. nya!

Hello, Meet Lola