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'Iron Man' Vs. 'Sherlock Holmes'


Movie Summary
Iron Man

Sherlock Holmes

Iron Man 2

Sherlock Holmes 2

Iron Man 3
GenreAction / AdventureAdventureAction / AdventureAdventureAction / Adventure
StudioParamountWarner Bros.ParamountWarner Bros.Buena Vista
Release DateMay 2, 2008December 25, 2009May 7, 2010December 16, 2011May 3, 2013
Domestic Gross$318,412,101$209,028,679$312,433,331$186,848,418$409,013,994
Production Budget$140 million$90 million$200 millionn/a$200 million
Running Time2 hrs. 6 min.2 hrs. 14 min.2 hrs. 5 min.2 hrs. 8 min.2 hrs. 9 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonsome intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive contentintense sequences of violence and action, some startling images and a scene of suggestive materialsequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some language. intense sequences of violence and action, and some drug material.sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief suggestive content.
 

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Domestic SummaryIron ManSherlock HolmesIron Man 2Sherlock Holmes 2Iron Man 3
Total Gross$318,412,101$209,028,679$312,433,331$186,848,418$409,013,994
Opening Weekend*$98,618,668$62,304,277$128,122,480$39,637,079$174,144,585
Theaters4,1053,6264,3803,7034,253
Average$24,024$17,183$29,252$10,704$40,946
Opening % of Total31.0%29.8%41.0%21.2%42.6%
Second Weekend Drop-48.1%-41.2%-59.4%-48.9%-58.4%
Widest Release4,1543,6264,3903,7034,253
Close DateOctober 2, 2008April 29, 2010August 19, 2010April 5, 2012September 12, 2013
In Releasen/a126 days / 18 weeksn/a112 days / 16 weeks133 days / 19 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryIron ManSherlock HolmesIron Man 2Sherlock Holmes 2Iron Man 3
Worldwide Gross$585,174,222$524,028,679$623,933,331$545,448,418$1,215,439,994
Foreign Gross$266,762,121$315,000,000$311,500,000$358,600,000$806,426,000
Foreign % of Worldwide45.6%60.1%49.9%65.7%66.3%
Domestic Gross$318,412,101$209,028,679$312,433,331$186,848,418$409,013,994
Domestic % of Worldwide54.4%39.9%50.1%34.3%33.7%
 
People SummaryIron ManSherlock HolmesIron Man 2Sherlock Holmes 2Iron Man 3
Actor: Clark Gregg#2-#3--
Actor: Don Cheadle--#4-#2
Actor: Gwyneth Paltrow#2-#3-#1
Actor: Jon Favreaun/a-n/a-#1
Actor: Jude Law-#1-#2-
Actor: Paul Bettanyn/a-n/a-n/a
Actor: Rachel McAdams-#2-#3-
Actor: Robert Downey, Jr.#5#7#6#8#3
Actor: Samuel L. Jacksonn/a-#4--
Composer: Hans Zimmer-#14-#21-
Director: Guy Ritchie-#1-#2-
Director: Jon Favreau#2-#3--
Producer: Alan Fine--#5-#3
Producer: Dan Lin-#2-#3-
Producer: David Maisel#1-#2--
Producer: Joel Silver-#2-#3-
Producer: Jon Favreau#4-#5-#3
Producer: Kevin Feige#8-#9-#3
Producer: Louis D'Esposito#5-#6-#3
Producer: Stan Lee#8-#9-#3
Producer: Susan Downey-#2#1#3-
 
Genres & FranchisesIron ManSherlock HolmesIron Man 2Sherlock Holmes 2Iron Man 3
Brand: Marvel Comics#10-#11-#3
Franchise: Iron Man#2-#3-#1
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#6-#7-#3
Genre: Adventure - Period-#9-#12-
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#13-#14-#5
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#26-#10
Genre: Superhero#13-#14-#5
Showdown: 'Iron Man' Vs. 'Sherlock Holmes'#2#4#3#5#1
Showdown: Avengers Assemble#2-#3--
Showdown: Clanging Metal#5-#6-#1
Showdown: Marvel Comics Showdown#4-#5--
Showdown: Summer Starter Skirmish#6---#3
Showdown: Tony Stark Vs. Steve Rogers#3-#4-#1
 
Chart RankingsIron ManSherlock HolmesIron Man 2Sherlock Holmes 2Iron Man 3
All Time Domestic#48#153#52#190#17
All Time Adjusted#132-#182-#107
All Time Worldwide#121#145#105#134#10
Worldwide Openings#45-#35-#12
Foreign Opening Weekends#43-#46-#16
Opening Weeks#50#80#26#256#10
Opening Day Gross#50#102#24-#13
Single Day Gross#96#309#36-#15
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross-#50#82-#40
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#40--#69
Single Day Friday Gross#44#103#21-#13
Single Day Monday Gross-#71#105#77#70
Single Day Saturday Gross#35#164#15-#4
Single Day Sunday Gross#42-#28-#7
Single Day Tuesday Gross-#56#90-#45
Single Day Wednesday Gross-#75--#118
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#32#59#36#31
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#53#145#29-#7
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#51#132#28-#7
Summer Starts#8-#6-#4
Opening Weekends#39#122#20#288#6
Opening Weekends - December-#8-#18-
Opening Weekends - May#14-#6-#4
Opening Weekends - Holiday-#28-#54-
Opening Weekends - Summer#24-#11-#5
Top 10-Day Grosses#54#84#31-#9
Top 3-Day Grosses#40#117#20-#6
Top 4-Day Grosses#51#109#24-#7
Top 6-Day Grosses#58#92#33-#11
Top 7-Day Grosses#62#87#34-#11
Top 8-Day Grosses#60#77#31-#11
Top 9-Day Grosses#56#75#30-#9
Top 5-Day Grosses#57#102#28-#10
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#189-#198-#183
Consecutive Weekends At #1#178-#188-#171
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#76-#101-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#56-#65-#59
Second Weekends#35#86#30-#9
Third Weekends#23#174#47#91#11
Fourth Weekends#24-#53#95#30
Fifth Weekends#24-#161#123#129
Sixth Weekends#85---#165
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#403#261#697#436#668
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#839#526#1338#888#1297
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1207#778#1886#1268#1831
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2681#1974#3764#2782#3685
Rated PG-13#30#86#33#105#11
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#32#82#19#174#6
Widest Releases#35#240#4#197#22
Widest Opening Releases#43#216#3#178#18
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#32#114#3#97#14
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#26#128#3#104#17
Fastest to $100 million#39#89#21#206#8
Fastest to $150 million#55#99#35#161#6
Fastest to $200 million#58#132#32-#11
Fastest to $250 million#49-#36-#9
Fastest to $300 million#44-#38-#10
Slowest to $100 million#566#516#584#399#597
Slowest to $200 million#106#32#132-#153
BOM Users' Grades#10#161#217--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#55#108#35#380#13
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#72#127-#71
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#44#135#23-#17
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted-#100#154#112#119
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#37#217#20-#6
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#50-#35-#14
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#81#136-#80
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#91-#63-#14
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#78-#57-#13
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December-#10-#28-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#18-#11-#5
Opening Weekends Adjusted#44#154#24#405#9
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday-#34-#91-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#29-#16-#8
Second Weekends Adjusted#42#149#49-#15
Third Weekends Adjusted#30-#97#200#36
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#45-#136-#103
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#39#134#59#160#32
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#33#105#22-#9
 
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