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Iron Man 2

Iron Man

Spider-Man 3

X2: X-Men United

Spider-Man

The Avengers
GenreAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / Adventure
StudioParamountParamountSony / ColumbiaFoxSony / ColumbiaBuena Vista
Release DateMay 7, 2010May 2, 2008May 4, 2007May 2, 2003May 3, 2002May 4, 2012
Domestic Gross$312,433,331$318,412,101$336,530,303$214,949,694$403,706,375$623,357,910
Production Budget$200 million$140 million$258 million$110 million$139 million$220 million
Running Time2 hrs. 5 min.2 hrs. 6 min.2 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 14 min.2 hrs. 1 min.2 hrs. 22 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonsequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some language. some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive contentsequences of intense action violencesci-fi action/violence, some sexuality and brief languagestylized violence and actionintense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference.
 

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Domestic SummaryIron Man 2Iron ManSpider-Man 3X2: X-Men UnitedSpider-ManThe Avengers
Total Gross$312,433,331$318,412,101$336,530,303$214,949,694$403,706,375$623,357,910
Opening Weekend*$128,122,480$98,618,668$151,116,516$85,558,731$114,844,116$207,438,708
Theaters4,3804,1054,2523,7413,6154,349
Average$29,252$24,024$35,540$22,870$31,769$47,698
Opening % of Total41.0%31.0%44.9%39.8%28.4%33.3%
Second Weekend Drop-59.4%-48.1%-61.5%-53.2%-37.8%-50.3%
Widest Release4,3904,1544,3243,7493,8764,349
Close DateAugust 19, 2010October 2, 2008August 19, 2007September 25, 2003August 18, 2002October 4, 2012
In Releasen/an/a112 days / 16 weeks147 days / 21 weeks108 days / 15 weeks154 days / 22 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 Man 2Iron ManSpider-Man 3X2: X-Men UnitedSpider-ManThe Avengers
Worldwide Gross$623,933,331$585,174,222$890,871,626$407,711,549$821,708,551$1,518,812,988
Foreign Gross$311,500,000$266,762,121$554,341,323$192,761,855$418,002,176$895,455,078
Foreign % of Worldwide49.9%45.6%62.2%47.3%50.9%59.0%
Domestic Gross$312,433,331$318,412,101$336,530,303$214,949,694$403,706,375$623,357,910
Domestic % of Worldwide50.1%54.4%37.8%52.7%49.1%41.0%
 
People SummaryIron Man 2Iron ManSpider-Man 3X2: X-Men UnitedSpider-ManThe Avengers
Actor: Clark Gregg#3#2---#1
Actor: Elizabeth Banks--n/a-n/a-
Actor: Gwyneth Paltrow#3#2---n/a
Actor: James Franco--#3-#1-
Actor: Jon Favreaun/an/a----
Actor: Kirsten Dunst--#3-#1-
Actor: Paul Bettanyn/an/a---n/a
Actor: Robert Downey, Jr.#6#5---#1
Actor: Samuel L. Jackson#4n/a---#1
Actor: Scarlett Johansson#5----#1
Actor: Tobey Maguire--#3-#1-
Actor: Willem Dafoe--n/a-#1-
Director: Jon Favreau#3#2----
Director: Sam Raimi--#3-#1-
Producer: Alan Fine#5----#1
Producer: Avi Arad-#4#3#7#1-
Producer: David Maisel#2#1----
Producer: Jon Favreau#5#4---#1
Producer: Kevin Feige#9#8#6#13-#1
Producer: Laura Ziskin--#3-#1-
Producer: Louis D'Esposito#6#5---#1
Producer: Stan Lee#9#8#6#14#4#1
Writer: Zak Penn---n/a-#1
 
Genres & FranchisesIron Man 2Iron ManSpider-Man 3X2: X-Men UnitedSpider-ManThe Avengers
Brand: Marvel Comics#11#10#8#19#5#1
Franchise: Iron Man#3#2----
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#7#6---#1
Franchise: Spider-Man--#3-#1-
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#15#14#10#26#7#1
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#30-#24--#4
Genre: Superhero#15#14#10#27#7#1
Genre: Superhero - Origin-#5--#1-
Showdown: 'Iron Man' Vs. 'Sherlock Holmes'#3#2----
Showdown: Avengers Assemble#3#2---#1
Showdown: Blockbuster Superhero Showdown----#5#1
Showdown: Clanging Metal#6#5----
Showdown: Marvel Comics Showdown#5#4#3#6#2#1
Showdown: Spider-Man Versus Himself--#3-#1-
Showdown: Summer Starter Skirmish-#6#5-#4#1
Showdown: Superhero Origin Showdown-#3--#1-
Showdown: Tony Stark Vs. Steve Rogers#4#3----
 
Chart RankingsIron Man 2Iron ManSpider-Man 3X2: X-Men UnitedSpider-ManThe Avengers
All Time Domestic#57#53#44#155#23#5
All Time Adjusted#187#136#109-#38#29
All Time Worldwide#115#132#45#238#59#5
Worldwide Openings#40#51#11#77#101#8
Foreign Opening Weekends#55#51#9#82-#19
Opening Weeks#30#56#20#77#33#3
Opening Day Gross#28#56#23#71#43#6
Single Day Gross#41#109#30#172#65#6
Non-Opening Friday Gross--#66-#42#13
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#95-#104-#60#10
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross----#76#22
Single Day Friday Gross#25#50#21#67#38#6
Single Day Monday Gross#118-#98-#82#18
Single Day Saturday Gross#17#40#10#65#23#2
Single Day Sunday Gross#31#48#12#82#30#3
Single Day Tuesday Gross#103-#112-#67#13
Single Day Wednesday Gross----#126#47
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#67-#53-#40#10
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#33#57#19#72#24#3
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#32#55#18#69#23#3
Summer Starts#6#8#5#10#7#1
Opening Weekends#24#45#15#66#31#3
Opening Weekends - May#6#14#5#22#8#1
Opening Weekends - Summer#13#27#9#40#17#2
Ninth Weekends-#173--#95#47
Tenth Weekends----#117#122
Top 10-Day Grosses#35#59#19#79#28#3
Top 3-Day Grosses#24#46#15#70#34#3
Top 4-Day Grosses#28#57#16#79#39#3
Top 6-Day Grosses#37#64#23#82#42#3
Top 7-Day Grosses#38#68#25#83#43#3
Top 8-Day Grosses#35#65#23#80#37#3
Top 9-Day Grosses#34#61#19#78#32#3
Top 5-Day Grosses#32#63#20#83#42#3
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#205#196#188#215#173#79
Consecutive Weekends At #1#195#185#176#207#159#62
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#68#58#78#96#43#30
Second Weekends#33#38#23#79#13#3
Third Weekends#51#26#39#172#7#3
Fourth Weekends#57#27#87-#6#3
Fifth Weekends#169#25#192-#18#6
Sixth Weekends-#89--#33#18
Seventh Weekends-#91--#33#15
Eighth Weekends-#100--#76#21
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#757#430#805#593#203#504
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1414#876#1487#1150#421#993
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1975#1252#2071#1610#628#1404
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3882#2749#4020#3334#1697#3007
Rated PG-13#35#32#26#86#15#5
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#21#35#14#48#25#3
Widest Releases#4#41#12#194#137#10
Widest Opening Releases#3#51#24#183#250#9
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#3#37#17#101#132#7
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#3#29#9#108#75#7
Fastest to $100 million#25#44#19#83#35#3
Fastest to $150 million#39#60#15#84#43#3
Fastest to $200 million#36#63#24#116#33#3
Fastest to $250 million#41#54#25-#27#3
Fastest to $300 million#43#49#27-#25#3
Fastest to $350 million----#20#3
Fastest to $400 million----#18#3
Slowest to $100 million#613#594#619#555#603#635
Slowest to $200 million#138#111#150#58#141#171
BOM Users' Grades#217#10#471#105#120-
Opening Weeks Adjusted#39#60#10#57#11#3
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted----#28#24
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted----#89#65
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#137-#113#157#33#10
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted----#48#34
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#26#49#12#42#24#3
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#164-#106#195#57#27
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#21#40#5#35#4#1
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#38#53#6#49#9#1
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted----#108#78
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#146-#122#167#40#14
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted----#92#73
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#65#95#10#61#6#5
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#59#82#9#55#6#5
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#11#18#3#15#6#1
Opening Weekends Adjusted#26#48#6#42#13#2
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#16#31#5#25#11#1
Ninth Weekends Adjusted----#136#127
Second Weekends Adjusted#52#44#20#51#4#3
Third Weekends Adjusted#101#33#41#166#3#5
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#140#44#142-#5#7
Fifth Weekends Adjusted-#76--#31#27
Sixth Weekends Adjusted-#178--#42#89
Seventh Weekends Adjusted-#198--#61#86
Eighth Weekends Adjusted----#107#84
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#60#41#32#78#9#7
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#23#35#6#32#12#2
 
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