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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#9-#10-#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#11-#12-#3
Franchise: Iron Man#2-#3-#1
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#7-#8-#3
Genre: Adventure - Period-#9-#12-
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#16-#17-#5
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#31-#13
Genre: Superhero#16-#17-#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#55#166#59#203#20
All Time Adjusted#136-#188-#110
All Time Worldwide#135#162#118#149#12
Worldwide Openings#54-#43-#13
Foreign Opening Weekends#55-#59-#18
Opening Weeks#58#92#31#281#13
Opening Day Gross#58#113#29-#14
Single Day Gross#113#344#43-#16
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross-#61#98-#50
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#49--#79
Single Day Friday Gross#52#114#26-#14
Single Day Monday Gross-#83#121#89#82
Single Day Saturday Gross#41#181#18-#5
Single Day Sunday Gross#50-#32-#8
Single Day Tuesday Gross-#67#106-#55
Single Day Wednesday Gross-#87--#131
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#40#69#44#39
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#59#157#34-#8
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#57#143#33-#8
Summer Starts#9-#7-#4
Opening Weekends#47#134#25#315#7
Opening Weekends - December-#9-#19-
Opening Weekends - May#15-#7-#4
Opening Weekends - Holiday-#31-#59-
Opening Weekends - Summer#29-#14-#5
Top 10-Day Grosses#61#96#36-#12
Top 3-Day Grosses#48#129#25-#7
Top 4-Day Grosses#59#122#29-#8
Top 6-Day Grosses#66#103#38-#13
Top 7-Day Grosses#70#98#39-#14
Top 8-Day Grosses#67#88#36-#14
Top 9-Day Grosses#63#86#35-#11
Top 5-Day Grosses#65#115#33-#11
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#197-#207-#190
Consecutive Weekends At #1#186-#197-#178
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#83-#108-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#60-#71-#63
Second Weekends#40#98#35-#11
Third Weekends#28#190#53#97#15
Fourth Weekends#29-#59#104#35
Fifth Weekends#25-#171#133#139
Sixth Weekends#89---#174
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#433#276#767#469#732
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#879#547#1426#933#1379
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1256#807#1989#1323#1928
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2755#2025#3901#2862#3814
Rated PG-13#34#93#37#112#12
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#37#90#22#190#6
Widest Releases#45#279#4#230#29
Widest Opening Releases#55#253#3#209#25
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#40#135#3#114#18
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#32#151#3#123#21
Fastest to $100 million#46#100#26#226#8
Fastest to $150 million#62#111#40#173#7
Fastest to $200 million#65#145#37-#13
Fastest to $250 million#56-#43-#11
Fastest to $300 million#51-#45-#13
Slowest to $100 million#596#542#616#416#634
Slowest to $200 million#112#32#140-#164
BOM Users' Grades#10#161#217--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#61#116#40#401#14
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#82#139-#81
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#50#146#26-#17
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted-#110#166#122#130
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#41#231#21-#6
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#54-#39-#15
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#91#148-#90
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#96-#66-#13
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#83-#60-#12
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December-#11-#29-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#19-#12-#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted#49#165#27#427#8
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday-#37-#96-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#32-#17-#7
Second Weekends Adjusted#45#159#54-#16
Third Weekends Adjusted#34-#103-#40
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#44-#142-#108
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#41#138#61#167#33
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#36#112#24-#8
 
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