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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$1,214,811,252
Foreign Gross$266,762,121$315,000,000$311,500,000$358,600,000$805,797,258
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-#3-#4-
Actor: Robert Downey, Jr.#6#8#7#9#3
Actor: Samuel L. Jacksonn/a-#4--
Composer: Hans Zimmer-#14-#22-
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#10-#12-#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#12-#14-#3
Franchise: Iron Man#2-#3-#1
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#8-#10-#3
Genre: Adventure - Period-#9-#12-
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#17-#19-#6
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#36-#15
Genre: Superhero#17-#19-#6
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#58#173#64#212#22
All Time Adjusted#138-#190-#111
All Time Worldwide#145#173#127#159#13
Worldwide Openings#58-#47-#14
Foreign Opening Weekends#59-#63-#19
Opening Weeks#63#99#33#292#14
Opening Day Gross#63#119#30-#15
Single Day Gross#122#364#46-#17
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross-#69#107-#56
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#54--#84
Single Day Friday Gross#57#121#27-#15
Single Day Monday Gross-#90#128#96#89
Single Day Saturday Gross#44#190#19-#6
Single Day Sunday Gross#54-#34-#9
Single Day Tuesday Gross-#75#115-#61
Single Day Wednesday Gross-#93--#137
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#42#71#46#41
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#63#162#37-#9
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#61#148#36-#9
Summer Starts#9-#7-#4
Opening Weekends#51#140#26#324#8
Opening Weekends - December-#10-#20-
Opening Weekends - May#15-#7-#4
Opening Weekends - Holiday-#34-#63-
Opening Weekends - Summer#30-#14-#5
Top 10-Day Grosses#65#102#39-#13
Top 3-Day Grosses#52#135#26-#8
Top 4-Day Grosses#63#128#30-#9
Top 6-Day Grosses#71#109#40-#14
Top 7-Day Grosses#75#104#41-#15
Top 8-Day Grosses#72#94#39-#15
Top 9-Day Grosses#68#92#38-#12
Top 5-Day Grosses#69#121#34-#12
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#202-#212-#194
Consecutive Weekends At #1#191-#202-#182
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#90-#116-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#60-#71-#63
Second Weekends#43#104#38-#11
Third Weekends#30#199#56#102#17
Fourth Weekends#31-#63#108#37
Fifth Weekends#27-#178#140#146
Sixth Weekends#90---#180
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#448#284#799#484#763
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#904#564#1471#958#1423
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1283#825#2041#1350#1979
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2798#2056#3977#2905#3889
Rated PG-13#36#98#41#118#14
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#40#94#23#196#7
Widest Releases#48#296#5#245#31
Widest Opening Releases#58#269#4#224#27
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#42#142#3#121#19
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#34#158#3#130#22
Fastest to $100 million#50#106#27#237#9
Fastest to $150 million#67#118#42#180#8
Fastest to $200 million#70#152#40-#14
Fastest to $250 million#61-#46-#12
Fastest to $300 million#56-#50-#14
Slowest to $100 million#612#556#635#425#653
Slowest to $200 million#115#33#145-#171
BOM Users' Grades#10#161#217--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#64#121#41#410#15
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#87#148-#86
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#54#152#27-#18
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted-#116#173#128#137
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#42#238#22-#6
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#55-#40-#16
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#96#157-#95
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#98-#67-#14
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#85-#61-#13
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December-#12-#30-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#19-#12-#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted#51#170#28#436#9
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday-#40-#100-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#32-#17-#7
Second Weekends Adjusted#46#164#55-#16
Third Weekends Adjusted#35-#105-#41
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#45-#144-#110
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#43#142#63#172#34
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#37#116#25-#9
 
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