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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--#5-#3
Actor: Gwyneth Paltrow#3-#4-#2
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.#7#9#8#10#4
Actor: Samuel L. Jacksonn/a-#4--
Cinematographer: Philippe Rousselot-#2-#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#12-#14-#5
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#14-#16-#5
Franchise: Iron Man#2-#3-#1
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#10-#12-#5
Franchise: Sherlock Holmes-#1-#2-
Genre: Adventure - Period-#9-#12-
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#19-#21-#8
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#38-#17
Genre: Superhero#19-#21-#8
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#61#176#66#214#24
All Time Adjusted#140-#189-#113
All Time Worldwide#147#179#129#163#15
Worldwide Openings#61-#50-#15
Foreign Opening Weekends#65-#70-#20
Opening Weeks#65#101#35#297#16
Opening Day Gross#66#122#33-#17
Single Day Gross#133#383#53-#21
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross-#72#111-#58
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#57--#87
Single Day Friday Gross#60#126#30-#17
Single Day Monday Gross-#92#130#98#91
Single Day Saturday Gross#49#197#23-#8
Single Day Sunday Gross#59-#39-#11
Single Day Tuesday Gross-#78#119-#63
Single Day Wednesday Gross-#96--#140
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#43#72#47#42
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#68#167#39-#11
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#64#151#38-#11
Summer Starts#10-#7-#4
Opening Weekends#54#143#28#329#10
Opening Weekends - December-#10-#20-
Opening Weekends - May#16-#7-#4
Opening Weekends - Holiday-#34-#63-
Opening Weekends - Summer#31-#14-#5
Top 10-Day Grosses#67#104#41-#15
Top 3-Day Grosses#55#138#28-#10
Top 4-Day Grosses#65#130#32-#11
Top 6-Day Grosses#73#111#42-#16
Top 7-Day Grosses#77#106#43-#17
Top 8-Day Grosses#74#96#41-#17
Top 9-Day Grosses#70#94#40-#14
Top 5-Day Grosses#71#123#36-#14
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#204-#213-#196
Consecutive Weekends At #1#193-#203-#184
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#90-#116-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#60-#71-#63
Second Weekends#45#106#40-#13
Third Weekends#32-#58#105#19
Fourth Weekends#33-#65#110#39
Fifth Weekends#28-#179#141#147
Sixth Weekends#93---#185
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#458#290#818#494#782
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#914#570#1492#968#1444
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1297#832#2070#1364#2008
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2824#2072#4023#2931#3934
Rated PG-13#39#100#43#120#16
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#42#96#25#200#9
Widest Releases#51#309#6#256#33
Widest Opening Releases#61#282#5#235#29
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#44#150#4#128#20
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#36#166#4#137#23
Fastest to $100 million#53#109#29#241#11
Fastest to $150 million#69#120#44#182#10
Fastest to $200 million#72#154#42-#16
Fastest to $250 million#63-#48-#14
Fastest to $300 million#58-#52-#16
Slowest to $100 million#616#560#640#428#658
Slowest to $200 million#115#33#145-#171
BOM Users' Grades#10#161#217--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#66#123#43#412#17
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#89#152-#88
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#57#156#29-#20
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted-#118#175#130#139
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#44#245#24-#7
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#59-#43-#18
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#98#161-#97
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#100-#69-#16
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#87-#63-#15
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December-#12-#30-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#19-#12-#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted#53#173#30#440#11
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday-#40-#100-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#32-#17-#7
Second Weekends Adjusted#48#166#57-#18
Third Weekends Adjusted#37-#107-#43
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#47-#146-#112
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#45#144#64#174#36
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#39#118#27-#11
 
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