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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--#2-#1
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.#3#5#4#6#2
Actor: Samuel L. Jacksonn/a-#3--
Composer: Hans Zimmer-#13-#20-
Director: Guy Ritchie-#1-#2-
Director: Jon Favreau#1-#2--
Producer: Alan Fine--#4-#2
Producer: Dan Lin-#2-#3-
Producer: David Maisel#1-#2--
Producer: Joel Silver-#2-#3-
Producer: Jon Favreau#3-#4-#2
Producer: Kevin Feige#6-#7-#2
Producer: Louis D'Esposito#4-#5-#2
Producer: Stan Lee#7-#8-#2
Producer: Susan Downey-#2#1#3-
 
Genres & FranchisesIron ManSherlock HolmesIron Man 2Sherlock Holmes 2Iron Man 3
Brand: Marvel Comics#7-#8-#2
Franchise: Iron Man#2-#3-#1
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#4-#5-#2
Genre: Adventure - Period-#8-#11-
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#9-#10-#4
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#18-#7
Genre: Superhero#9-#10-#4
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#5---#2
Showdown: Tony Stark Vs. Steve Rogers#2-#3-#1
 
Chart RankingsIron ManSherlock HolmesIron Man 2Sherlock Holmes 2Iron Man 3
All Time Domestic#38#141#42#176#14
All Time Adjusted#128-#172-#103
All Time Worldwide#107#128#91#118#7
Worldwide Openings#37-#27-#7
Foreign Opening Weekends#33-#36-#11
Opening Weeks#40#70#19#236#6
Opening Day Gross#42#89#19-#8
Single Day Gross#67#255#24-#9
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross-#39#69-#29
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#35--#59
Single Day Friday Gross#35#87#16-#8
Single Day Monday Gross-#62#94#68#61
Single Day Saturday Gross#25#140#9-#2
Single Day Sunday Gross#32-#20-#3
Single Day Tuesday Gross-#45#77-#34
Single Day Wednesday Gross-#69--#105
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#24#50#28#23
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#42#126#22-#3
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#42#118#22-#3
Summer Starts#6-#4-#2
Opening Weekends#30#108#14#264#2
Opening Weekends - December-#7-#17-
Opening Weekends - May#12-#4-#2
Opening Weekends - Holiday-#25-#50-
Opening Weekends - Summer#20-#8-#2
Top 10-Day Grosses#44#73#24-#5
Top 3-Day Grosses#31#103#14-#2
Top 4-Day Grosses#42#96#18-#3
Top 6-Day Grosses#48#82#26-#7
Top 7-Day Grosses#52#77#27-#7
Top 8-Day Grosses#50#67#24-#7
Top 9-Day Grosses#46#65#23-#5
Top 5-Day Grosses#47#91#22-#6
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#180-#188-#174
Consecutive Weekends At #1#170-#179-#163
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#72-#96-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#51-#60-#54
Second Weekends#25#74#23-#5
Third Weekends#17#159#39#80#6
Fourth Weekends#19-#46#86#25
Fifth Weekends#20-#150#113#119
Sixth Weekends#79---#154
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#380#245#642#410#616
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#798#499#1256#843#1219
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1157#748#1788#1213#1738
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2615#1932#3637#2710#3563
Rated PG-13#25#79#28#96#8
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#26#73#14#161#2
Widest Releases#28#204#4#163#18
Widest Opening Releases#35#183#3#148#15
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#25#95#3#79#12
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#21#108#3#86#14
Fastest to $100 million#30#79#15#188#3
Fastest to $150 million#45#88#28#146#2
Fastest to $200 million#48#120#25-#7
Fastest to $250 million#40-#28-#5
Fastest to $300 million#34-#29-#6
Slowest to $100 million#547#498#562#389#574
Slowest to $200 million#102#30#125-#143
BOM Users' Grades#10#161#217--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#48#98#29#362#9
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#62#115-#61
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#35#121#18-#12
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted-#92#144#103#110
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#31#198#14-#4
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#41-#29-#11
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#71#124-#70
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#84-#56-#10
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#72-#51-#9
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December-#9-#27-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#16-#9-#3
Opening Weekends Adjusted#37#142#19#383#5
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday-#32-#87-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#25-#13-#5
Second Weekends Adjusted#38#138#44-#12
Third Weekends Adjusted#26-#89#189#31
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#41-#131-#98
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#36#128#54#153#29
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#28#99#17-#5
 
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