“AC/DC: Iron Man 2” — which features 15 classic AC/DC songs selected from ten of the band’s studio albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008 — was certified gold on February 14, 2012 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies.
Through a unique collaboration between Marvel Studios and Columbia Records, AC/DC‘s music was featured in Marvel Studios‘ “Iron Man 2”, the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster film.
The film opened internationally on April 28, 2010. In the U.S., the film was distributed by Paramount Pictures and was released on May 7, 2010.
The debut video from “AC/DC: Iron Man 2” was the AC/DC‘s classic album cut “Shoot To Thrill”, which was filmed live in Buenos Aires during the band’s highly acclaimed Black Ice World Tour, the second-highest-grossing world tour of 2009 according to concert industry trade publication Pollstar. The video also incorporated exclusive footage from “Iron Man 2”.
“Shoot To Thrill” was originally recorded for the band’s 50-million selling album “Back In Black”, one of the best-selling albums of all time.
“Jon Favreau‘s vision and passion for AC/DC‘s music blend seamlessly into this incredible film” said Steve Barnett, co-chairman of Columbia Records. “The music really underscores the high energy and excitement of the film.”
Jon Favreau returned to direct “Iron Man 2”, with Robert Downey Jr. reprising his starring role as the larger-than-life leading character, along with Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke and Samuel L. Jackson.
Based on Marvel‘s iconic Super Hero, “Iron Man 2” continued the story of 2008’s box office smash hit “Iron Man”, which grossed nearly $600 million worldwide, and was the first feature film produced independently by Marvel Studios. “Iron Man 2” is being produced by Marvel Studios‘ President, Kevin Feige.
“AC/DC: Iron Man 2” track listing:
01. Shoot to Thrill
02. Rock ‘N’ Roll Damnation
03. Guns for Hire
04. Cold Hearted Man
05. Back in Black
07. If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)
08. Evil Walks
10. Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be
11. Have a Drink on Me
12. The Razor’s Edge
13. Let There Be Rock
14. War Machine
15. Highway to Hell