Friday Box Office – IRON MAN 2 Scores 2010’s Biggest Debut With $52 Million

     May 8, 2010

There was room for only one new release this week: Iron Man 2. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? The sequel to 2008’s second most profitable film launched in a record 4,380 locations and earned an estimated $52 million. That includes $7.5 million from Thursday-midnight screenings on 3,000 screens and gives IM2 the biggest debut of 2010 – surpassing the $40.8 million Tim Burton’s 3D-enhanced Alice in Wonderland made on its first Friday. Iron Man 2 also managed to best its progenitor. In 2008 the original Iron Man debuted with $38.7 million including $3.5 million in midnight dollars. There was some talk about IM2 breaking the all-time first weekend figure of $158.4 million set by The Dark Knight in 2008 but with projections now stalled at about $135 through Sunday it looks like the studio may have to settle for coming in fourth or fifth instead. My guess is they’re OK with that. Full details on Iron Man 2′s weekend run when you check back tomorrow!

Title Friday Total
1 Iron Man 2 $52,000,000 $52
2 Nightmare on Elm Street $3,300,000 $42.6
3 Date Night $1,600,000 $77.1
4 How to Train Your Dragon $1,500,000 $195.8
5 The Back-Up Plan $1,400,000 $26.4
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  • RT79

    well, i know i've definitely helped those numbers; i've seen it twice already and will probably go see it for a third time tomorrow in IMAX. i have a feeling i'll probably see it a couple more times after that.

  • junierizzle

    And The Dark Knight Record stands!

  • kerniuan

    best of the movies so far for this year and it might get to the top movie of the year. how ever there is some lack of audience now days for the movie. it was why i saw the movie online and it was increasingly changing the adventure and faction to make good attentions over the movie plot.