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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--#3-#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.#4#6#5#7#3
Actor: Samuel L. Jacksonn/a-#4--
Composer: Hans Zimmer-#13-#20-
Director: Guy Ritchie-#1-#2-
Director: Jon Favreau#1-#2--
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#7-#8-#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#8-#9-#3
Franchise: Iron Man#2-#3-#1
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#5-#6-#3
Genre: Adventure - Period-#8-#11-
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#10-#11-#5
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#19-#8
Genre: Superhero#10-#11-#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#2-#3-#1
 
Chart RankingsIron ManSherlock HolmesIron Man 2Sherlock Holmes 2Iron Man 3
All Time Domestic#39#142#43#177#15
All Time Adjusted#129-#174-#104
All Time Worldwide#108#130#92#119#8
Worldwide Openings#38-#28-#8
Foreign Opening Weekends#34-#37-#12
Opening Weeks#41#71#20#239#7
Opening Day Gross#43#91#20-#9
Single Day Gross#70#261#26-#10
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross-#40#70-#30
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#35--#60
Single Day Friday Gross#36#89#17-#9
Single Day Monday Gross-#63#96#69#62
Single Day Saturday Gross#26#143#10-#2
Single Day Sunday Gross#33-#21-#4
Single Day Tuesday Gross-#46#78-#35
Single Day Wednesday Gross-#69--#106
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#25#51#29#24
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#43#129#23-#4
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#43#120#23-#4
Summer Starts#7-#5-#3
Opening Weekends#31#110#15#267#3
Opening Weekends - December-#7-#17-
Opening Weekends - May#13-#5-#3
Opening Weekends - Holiday-#25-#50-
Opening Weekends - Summer#21-#9-#3
Top 10-Day Grosses#45#74#25-#6
Top 3-Day Grosses#32#105#15-#3
Top 4-Day Grosses#43#98#19-#4
Top 6-Day Grosses#49#83#27-#8
Top 7-Day Grosses#53#78#28-#8
Top 8-Day Grosses#51#68#25-#8
Top 9-Day Grosses#47#66#24-#6
Top 5-Day Grosses#48#92#23-#7
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#181-#189-#175
Consecutive Weekends At #1#171-#180-#164
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#72-#96-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#51-#60-#54
Second Weekends#26#75#24-#6
Third Weekends#18#160#40#81#7
Fourth Weekends#20-#47#87#26
Fifth Weekends#20-#150#113#119
Sixth Weekends#79---#154
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#381#245#646#411#618
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#799#499#1261#844#1222
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1158#748#1793#1214#1741
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2616#1931#3643#2711#3567
Rated PG-13#26#80#29#97#9
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#27#75#15#163#3
Widest Releases#29#209#4#167#19
Widest Opening Releases#36#187#3#151#16
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#26#97#3#81#13
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#22#111#3#88#15
Fastest to $100 million#31#80#16#190#4
Fastest to $150 million#46#89#29#147#3
Fastest to $200 million#49#121#26-#8
Fastest to $250 million#41-#29-#6
Fastest to $300 million#35-#30-#7
Slowest to $100 million#549#500#564#390#576
Slowest to $200 million#102#30#125-#143
BOM Users' Grades#10#161#217--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#49#99#30#365#10
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#63#116-#62
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#36#123#19-#14
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted-#93#145#104#111
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#32#201#15-#4
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#42-#30-#12
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#72#125-#71
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#85-#57-#11
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#73-#52-#10
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December-#9-#27-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#17-#10-#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted#38#145#20#386#6
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday-#32-#87-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#26-#14-#6
Second Weekends Adjusted#39#139#45-#13
Third Weekends Adjusted#27-#90#191#32
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#42-#132-#99
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#37#129#56#154#30
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#29#101#18-#6
 
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