Its really sounding that Iron Man 3 is not only very good, but is even out-opening Avengers overseas (which is unreal to me). That really makes me think that IM3 will likely be the top movie of the year, but if I had to guess at a Top 5, I think it would be:
Iron Man 3
Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Man of Steel
Monsters University or Despicable Me 2
There are a few other movies like Star Trek Into Darkness, Thor: The Dark World, The Wolverine, Pacific Rim, or even comedies like Hangover III or This is The End that could be top earners as well. I can't decide which animated movie (Monsters U or DM 2) will earn more - both look good and I know our daughter is looking forward to both about the same. I guess you can't ever count out Fast and the Furious either, that franchise's success continues to amaze me. I still haven't seen any of them, maybe I should do that some day.