“Iron Man 2” Opens Fifth on All-Time Box Office List

“Iron Man 2” did not top “The Dark Knight”‘s record in its domestic opening weekend, but it did reach the top-end of forecasts with a dominant performance.

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The anticipated sequel grossed an estimated $133.6 million this weekend, landing in fifth place on the all-time opening weekend list. The well-reviewed sequel earned an estimated $30,502 per screen in its 4,380 engagements.

Nothing else even came close this weekend, with holdover champ “A Nightmare on Elm Street” dipping more than 70% to $9.2 million for second place. “How to Train Your Dragon” was third with $6.8 million, topping “Date Night” ($5.3 million) and “The Back-Up Plan” ($4.3 million).

Weekend Top Ten:
1) Iron Man 2 – $133.6 million
2) A Nightmare on Elm Street – $9.2 million ($48.5 million)
3) How to Train Your Dragon – $6.8 million ($201.1 million)
4) Date Night – $5.3 million ($80.9 million)
5) The Back-Up Plan – $4.3 million ($29.4 million)
6) Furry Vengeance – $4 million ($11.6 million)
7) Clash of the Titans – $2.3 million ($157.8 million)
8) Death at a Funeral – $2.1 million ($38.3 million)
9) The Losers – $1.8 million ($21.5 million)
10) Babies – $1.6 million

Written by Brian Cantor

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