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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.#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)--#29-#12
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#52#161#56#198#19
All Time Adjusted#135-#186-#109
All Time Worldwide#127#155#111#142#10
Worldwide Openings#48-#37-#12
Foreign Opening Weekends#48-#52-#16
Opening Weeks#54#87#29#272#12
Opening Day Gross#54#108#27-#14
Single Day Gross#104#328#39-#16
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross-#58#92-#47
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#48--#77
Single Day Friday Gross#48#109#24-#14
Single Day Monday Gross-#80#117#86#79
Single Day Saturday Gross#38#172#16-#4
Single Day Sunday Gross#46-#30-#7
Single Day Tuesday Gross-#64#100-#52
Single Day Wednesday Gross-#85--#128
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#38#66#42#37
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#56#151#32-#7
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#54#138#31-#7
Summer Starts#8-#6-#4
Opening Weekends#43#128#23#304#6
Opening Weekends - December-#9-#19-
Opening Weekends - May#14-#6-#4
Opening Weekends - Holiday-#31-#59-
Opening Weekends - Summer#27-#13-#5
Top 10-Day Grosses#58#91#34-#11
Top 3-Day Grosses#44#123#23-#6
Top 4-Day Grosses#55#116#27-#7
Top 6-Day Grosses#62#98#36-#12
Top 7-Day Grosses#66#93#37-#13
Top 8-Day Grosses#64#83#34-#13
Top 9-Day Grosses#60#81#33-#10
Top 5-Day Grosses#61#109#31-#10
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#195-#204-#188
Consecutive Weekends At #1#184-#194-#176
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#83-#108-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#58-#68-#61
Second Weekends#37#93#32-#10
Third Weekends#25#184#50#94#13
Fourth Weekends#26-#56#101#32
Fifth Weekends#24-#167#129#135
Sixth Weekends#88---#171
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#428#275#750#463#715
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#872#544#1405#924#1358
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1246#801#1963#1310#1902
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2739#2014#3865#2843#3779
Rated PG-13#32#90#35#109#12
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#34#86#21#183#6
Widest Releases#39#264#4#218#25
Widest Opening Releases#49#238#3#197#21
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#36#126#3#107#15
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#28#142#3#116#18
Fastest to $100 million#43#95#24#218#8
Fastest to $150 million#59#106#38#168#6
Fastest to $200 million#62#140#35-#12
Fastest to $250 million#53-#40-#10
Fastest to $300 million#48-#42-#12
Slowest to $100 million#588#536#607#413#623
Slowest to $200 million#110#32#137-#160
BOM Users' Grades#10#161#217--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#59#112#38#393#13
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#79#135-#78
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#47#141#25-#17
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted-#108#163#120#128
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#39#224#20-#6
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#52-#37-#14
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#88#144-#87
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#94-#64-#13
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#81-#58-#12
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December-#11-#29-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#18-#11-#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted#47#160#25#418#8
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday-#37-#96-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#31-#16-#7
Second Weekends Adjusted#43#156#51-#15
Third Weekends Adjusted#32-#100-#38
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#44-#139-#105
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#41#136#60#164#33
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#35#109#23-#8
 
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