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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--#3-#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-#2-#3-
Actor: Robert Downey, Jr.#4#6#5#7#3
Actor: Samuel L. Jacksonn/a-#4--
Composer: Hans Zimmer-#14-#21-
Director: Guy Ritchie-#1-#2-
Director: Jon Favreau#1-#2--
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#7-#8-#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#9-#10-#3
Franchise: Iron Man#2-#3-#1
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#5-#6-#3
Genre: Adventure - Period-#9-#12-
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#12-#13-#5
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#24-#10
Genre: Superhero#12-#13-#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#2-#3-#1
 
Chart RankingsIron ManSherlock HolmesIron Man 2Sherlock Holmes 2Iron Man 3
All Time Domestic#46#152#50#189#17
All Time Adjusted#132-#180-#107
All Time Worldwide#120#144#104#133#10
Worldwide Openings#44-#34-#11
Foreign Opening Weekends#42-#45-#16
Opening Weeks#49#79#25#255#9
Opening Day Gross#49#100#23-#12
Single Day Gross#93#304#34-#14
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross-#49#81-#39
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#40--#68
Single Day Friday Gross#43#101#20-#12
Single Day Monday Gross-#70#104#76#69
Single Day Saturday Gross#34#162#14-#4
Single Day Sunday Gross#41-#27-#7
Single Day Tuesday Gross-#55#89-#44
Single Day Wednesday Gross-#75--#117
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#31#58#35#30
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#52#143#28-#6
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#50#131#27-#6
Summer Starts#7-#5-#3
Opening Weekends#38#120#19#286#5
Opening Weekends - December-#8-#18-
Opening Weekends - May#13-#5-#3
Opening Weekends - Holiday-#28-#54-
Opening Weekends - Summer#23-#10-#4
Top 10-Day Grosses#53#83#30-#8
Top 3-Day Grosses#39#115#19-#5
Top 4-Day Grosses#50#108#23-#6
Top 6-Day Grosses#57#91#32-#10
Top 7-Day Grosses#61#86#33-#10
Top 8-Day Grosses#59#76#30-#10
Top 9-Day Grosses#55#74#29-#8
Top 5-Day Grosses#56#101#27-#9
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#189-#197-#183
Consecutive Weekends At #1#178-#187-#171
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#76-#101-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#56-#65-#59
Second Weekends#34#85#29-#8
Third Weekends#22#173#46#90#11
Fourth Weekends#23-#52#93#29
Fifth Weekends#23-#160#122#128
Sixth Weekends#84---#164
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#402#260#693#435#664
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#837#525#1333#886#1292
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1205#777#1881#1266#1826
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2679#1973#3758#2780#3679
Rated PG-13#29#85#32#104#11
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#31#80#18#172#5
Widest Releases#34#236#4#193#22
Widest Opening Releases#41#212#3#174#18
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#30#112#3#95#14
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#25#126#3#102#17
Fastest to $100 million#38#88#20#205#7
Fastest to $150 million#54#98#34#160#5
Fastest to $200 million#57#131#31-#10
Fastest to $250 million#48-#35-#8
Fastest to $300 million#42-#36-#9
Slowest to $100 million#566#516#584#399#597
Slowest to $200 million#106#32#132-#153
BOM Users' Grades#10#161#217--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#54#107#34#379#12
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#71#126-#70
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#43#134#22-#16
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted-#99#153#111#118
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#36#215#19-#6
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#49-#34-#14
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#80#135-#79
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#90-#62-#13
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#77-#56-#12
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December-#10-#28-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#17-#10-#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted#43#153#23#403#8
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday-#34-#91-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#28-#15-#7
Second Weekends Adjusted#41#148#48-#15
Third Weekends Adjusted#30-#96#199#36
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#44-#135-#102
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#39#133#58#159#32
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#32#104#21-#8
 
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