Iron Man 2 Earned $133.6 million on Its Opening Weekend!
Iron Man 2 was proven as a strong superhero, and it was only its debut weekend!
The superhero sequel started off the summer with a No. 1 spot at the box-office chart, took home $133.6 million over the weekend, making it the fifth-biggest opening of all-time. The film’s distributor, Paramount Pictures also stated that the opening rocketed past the original “Iron Man” $98.6 million debut in 2008.
Further more, according to Box Office Mojo, the haul also makes the action movie sit nicely at the third spot of biggest superhero-movie debut of all time, behind leader The Dark Knight, which opened to $158 million in 2008, and runner-up Spider-Man 3, which bowed to $151 million in 2007.
Speaking about the success of the movie, Don Harris, Paramount’s vice president of distribution said, “We’re thrilled with the combination of the way it’s playing across the board. It’s playing as a fanboy movie, but it’s also playing as family movie, too. I even know a bunch of people who are planning to take their mothers to see ‘Iron Man 2′ on Mother’s Day, which really made me chuckle.”
“Iron Man 2,” which starring Robert Downey Jr. as Marvel’s gadget-happy billionaire superhero, has taken in $194 million overseas since it debuted in many international markets last week, bringing its worldwide total to over $327 million.
With “Iron Man 2″ as the new champ, previous weekend’s No. 1 movie, the Warner Bros. remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” fell to No. 2 with $9.1 million, clawing to a total of $48.5 million. DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon” remained at No. 3 with $6.7 million, bringing its seven-week total to $201 million.
Wondering about what other movies on the chart? Well here’s a rundown of the weekend’s top-grossing films, per Friday-Sunday estimates compiled by Exhibitor Relations:
1. Iron Man 2, $133.6 million
2. A Nightmare on Elm Street, $9.2 million
3. How to Train Your Dragon, $6.8 million
4. Date Night, $5.3 million
5. The Back-Up Plan, $4.3 million
6. Furry Vengeance, $4 million
7. Clash of the Titans, $2.3 million
8. Death at a Funeral, $2.1 million
9. The Losers, $1.8 million
10. Babies, $1.6 million
Congrats, Iron Man!