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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-#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#10-#11-#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-#13-#3
Franchise: Iron Man#2-#3-#1
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#8-#9-#3
Genre: Adventure - Period-#9-#12-
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#17-#18-#6
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#33-#14
Genre: Superhero#17-#18-#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#56#169#60#206#21
All Time Adjusted#137-#189-#110
All Time Worldwide#139#166#121#153#12
Worldwide Openings#55-#44-#13
Foreign Opening Weekends#56-#60-#18
Opening Weeks#60#95#32#287#13
Opening Day Gross#60#116#29-#14
Single Day Gross#116#352#43-#16
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross-#64#101-#53
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#50--#80
Single Day Friday Gross#54#117#26-#14
Single Day Monday Gross-#85#123#91#84
Single Day Saturday Gross#42#185#18-#5
Single Day Sunday Gross#52-#32-#8
Single Day Tuesday Gross-#70#109-#58
Single Day Wednesday Gross-#88--#132
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#41#70#45#40
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#61#159#35-#8
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#59#145#34-#8
Summer Starts#9-#7-#4
Opening Weekends#49#137#25#320#7
Opening Weekends - December-#9-#19-
Opening Weekends - May#15-#7-#4
Opening Weekends - Holiday-#31-#59-
Opening Weekends - Summer#30-#14-#5
Top 10-Day Grosses#63#99#37-#12
Top 3-Day Grosses#50#132#25-#7
Top 4-Day Grosses#61#125#29-#8
Top 6-Day Grosses#68#106#39-#13
Top 7-Day Grosses#72#101#40-#14
Top 8-Day Grosses#69#91#38-#14
Top 9-Day Grosses#65#89#36-#11
Top 5-Day Grosses#67#118#33-#11
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#199-#209-#191
Consecutive Weekends At #1#188-#199-#179
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#83-#108-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#60-#71-#63
Second Weekends#41#100#36-#11
Third Weekends#28#193#53#98#15
Fourth Weekends#29-#59#104#35
Fifth Weekends#26-#173#135#141
Sixth Weekends#90---#176
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#438#278#779#474#743
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#888#553#1442#942#1394
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1265#813#2007#1332#1945
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2770#2036#3926#2877#3838
Rated PG-13#35#94#38#113#13
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#38#91#22#193#6
Widest Releases#47#288#5#239#31
Widest Opening Releases#57#262#4#218#27
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#41#138#3#117#19
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#33#154#3#126#22
Fastest to $100 million#48#103#26#232#8
Fastest to $150 million#64#114#41#176#7
Fastest to $200 million#67#148#38-#13
Fastest to $250 million#57-#44-#11
Fastest to $300 million#52-#46-#13
Slowest to $100 million#603#548#625#419#643
Slowest to $200 million#113#32#142-#167
BOM Users' Grades#10#161#217--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#63#118#40#406#14
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#84#142-#83
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#52#149#26-#17
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted-#111#168#123#132
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#41#234#21-#6
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#54-#39-#15
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#93#151-#92
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#97-#66-#13
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#84-#60-#12
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December-#11-#29-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#19-#12-#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted#50#167#27#432#8
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday-#37-#96-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#32-#17-#7
Second Weekends Adjusted#45#161#54-#16
Third Weekends Adjusted#34-#103-#40
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#44-#142-#108
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#42#139#62#168#33
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#36#113#24-#8
 
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