Because there's no more important information than how much a movie makes, both at home and abroad, push the quadratic equation out your earhole and welcome this nugget with open arms: Iron Man 3 has grossed a billion bucks in its release.

Iron Man 3 is the 16th film to cross that threshold, with the other fifteen being:

  • Ladybugs

  • Monkeybone

  • Goodburger

  • Spy Kids 3

  • All five of the Resident Evil Movies

  • Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj

  • Air Bud: Golden Receiver

  • Take This Waltz

  • Picture Perfect

  • JCVD

  • Major League 3: Back to the Minors

I can't believe I was able to rattle off that whole list just from memory.