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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#14-#15-#5
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#28-#11
Genre: Superhero#14-#15-#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#51#156#55#193#18
All Time Adjusted#134-#185-#108
All Time Worldwide#124#150#108#137#10
Worldwide Openings#46-#36-#12
Foreign Opening Weekends#45-#48-#16
Opening Weeks#53#83#28#264#11
Opening Day Gross#53#105#26-#13
Single Day Gross#101#319#38-#15
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross-#54#87-#44
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#44--#73
Single Day Friday Gross#47#106#23-#13
Single Day Monday Gross-#75#111#81#74
Single Day Saturday Gross#37#168#15-#4
Single Day Sunday Gross#45-#29-#7
Single Day Tuesday Gross-#60#95-#49
Single Day Wednesday Gross-#79--#122
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#35#63#39#34
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#55#148#31-#7
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#53#135#30-#7
Summer Starts#8-#6-#4
Opening Weekends#42#125#22#296#6
Opening Weekends - December-#8-#18-
Opening Weekends - May#14-#6-#4
Opening Weekends - Holiday-#28-#54-
Opening Weekends - Summer#27-#13-#5
Top 10-Day Grosses#57#87#33-#10
Top 3-Day Grosses#43#120#22-#6
Top 4-Day Grosses#54#113#26-#7
Top 6-Day Grosses#61#95#35-#11
Top 7-Day Grosses#65#90#36-#12
Top 8-Day Grosses#63#80#33-#12
Top 9-Day Grosses#59#78#32-#10
Top 5-Day Grosses#60#106#30-#10
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#192-#201-#185
Consecutive Weekends At #1#181-#191-#173
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#76-#101-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#58-#68-#61
Second Weekends#36#89#31-#10
Third Weekends#24#177#49#93#12
Fourth Weekends#25-#55#97#31
Fifth Weekends#24-#164#126#132
Sixth Weekends#86---#167
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#410#264#718#445#685
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#849#529#1366#901#1321
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1220#783#1918#1284#1859
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2703#1987#3807#2807#3724
Rated PG-13#31#87#34#106#11
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#33#83#20#179#6
Widest Releases#38#253#4#208#25
Widest Opening Releases#47#228#3#188#21
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#34#121#3#103#15
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#27#136#3#111#18
Fastest to $100 million#42#92#23#212#8
Fastest to $150 million#58#102#37#164#6
Fastest to $200 million#61#135#34-#11
Fastest to $250 million#52-#39-#10
Fastest to $300 million#47-#41-#11
Slowest to $100 million#576#526#595#406#610
Slowest to $200 million#106#32#133-#156
BOM Users' Grades#10#161#217--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#58#111#37#386#13
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#76#131-#75
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#46#138#24-#17
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted-#103#158#115#122
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#38#221#20-#6
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#51-#36-#14
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#85#140-#84
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#93-#63-#13
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#80-#57-#12
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December-#10-#28-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#18-#11-#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted#46#157#24#411#8
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday-#34-#91-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#31-#16-#7
Second Weekends Adjusted#42#152#50-#15
Third Weekends Adjusted#31-#99-#37
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#44-#138-#104
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#40#135#59#161#32
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#34#106#22-#8
 
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