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I'm a longtime contributor to MTV, Billboard, Alternative Press and MovieWeb. I've worked as on-air reporter, host, writer and producer for MTV, MSNBC and E!. I have provided opinion and commentary to programs on VH1, IFC, G4, Fuse, Current and Oxygen. I have written for Huffington Post, Premiere, OC Weekly, SFGate.com, NextMovie.com, MTV's television and movie blogs and other publications. I am the founder of Superhero Productions, providing broadcast, online and aftermarket content for a number of clients including Lionsgate, Sony and Warner Bros. I personally handle artist management for a handful of bands. "Ryan Downey has established a history of breaking some good scoops in the last few years, and you could certainly do worse than bookmark [him] to check in on." -- Ain't It Cool

Monday, May 13, 2013

MTV: Box-Office Report

It's safe to say blockbuster season is in full swing when a $50 million debut isn't enough to be #1 at the box-office.

"The Great Gatsby" beat industry expectations with a super strong $51.1 million opening over the weekend, which would have been enough for the top spot were it not for a certain Marvel Comics superhero. "Iron Man 3" held onto the #1 position for a second consecutive weekend with a $72.5 million domestic total, the fourth biggest second weekend in history after "The Avengers," "Avatar" and "The Dark Knight."

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