128.1 million was the final number for the opening weekend of Iron Man 2 in North America (I was pretty close on Friday but I was hoping it would do better). Add to that $195.3 million from around the world, 9.3 million on Monday and we have already $332.8 million worldwide in just a few days.
Unfortunately this was probably on the low end of expectations for most but it’s still enough to be the 5th highest opening weekend ever:
- The Dark Knight (2008) $158,411,483
- Spider-Man 3 (2007) $151,116,516
- Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) $142,839,132
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) $135,634,554
- Iron Man 2 (2010) $128,112,480
This is already the second movie this year that makes it into the top 10 opening weekends ever, a few months ago it was Alice in Wonderland in 6th place (now 7th) with $116.1 million, a movie that so far has grossed over $960 million worldwide in little over 2 months. Wizard of Oz, you are next in line!
The majority of people seem to like this movie (7.6 on IMDB) so it will probably have a nice run at the box office from now on, without major drops (hopefully) but I’m doubt it can reach $400 million in North America anymore.
A Nightmare on Elm Street performed as expected, 72.3% from last weekend for $9.1 million, $48.4 million in total and already a planned sequel. This should finish around $60 million in North America and probably little over $100 worldwide.
How to Train Your Dragon continues the impressive run that convinced DreamWorks to give the go on the sequel. $6.6 million after 7 weeks, $201 million in NA and $409.1 million worldwide.
After a modest $43.7 million opening (for such an expensive movie) this shows that quality can go a long way in turning something into a hit.
Date Night continues to do solid business in 4th place with $5.4 million and $81 million in total.
The Back-Up Plan turned out better then I was expecting and is now at $30.1 million in total after $5 million this weekend for CBS in 5th place.
Clash of the Titans still holds on in 7th place with $2.5 million now, $158 million in NA and $453.3 million worldwide. Oh and guess what, another Clash of the Titans should hit us in about 2 years because of all that money made by this one.
The full top 10 is as follows:
- Iron Man 2 (Par) $128.1 million (NEW)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street (WB) $9.1 million ($48.7M)
- How to Train Your Dragon (P/DW) $6.6 million ($201M)
- Date Night (Fox) $5.4 million ($81M)
- The Back-Up Plan (CBS) $5 million ($30.1M)
- Furry Vengeance (Sum) $4.4 million ($12.1M)
- Clash of the Titans (WB) $2.5 million ($158M)
- Death at a Funeral (SGem) $2.3 million ($38.5M)
- Babies (Focus) $2.1 million (NEW)
- The Losers (WB) $1.8 million ($21.4M)
Robin Hood visits the box office next weekend, will it give Iron Man 2 a run for first place?