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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-#13-#20-
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#8-#9-#3
Franchise: Iron Man#2-#3-#1
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#5-#6-#3
Genre: Adventure - Period-#8-#11-
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#10-#11-#5
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#21-#10
Genre: Superhero#10-#11-#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#43#148#47#185#17
All Time Adjusted#132-#179-#107
All Time Worldwide#116#138#99#128#10
Worldwide Openings#42-#32-#10
Foreign Opening Weekends#39-#42-#14
Opening Weeks#46#76#23#251#9
Opening Day Gross#47#97#22-#11
Single Day Gross#87#293#33-#13
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross-#47#78-#37
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#40--#67
Single Day Friday Gross#41#98#19-#11
Single Day Monday Gross-#68#102#74#67
Single Day Saturday Gross#31#154#13-#4
Single Day Sunday Gross#38-#25-#7
Single Day Tuesday Gross-#53#86-#42
Single Day Wednesday Gross-#75--#116
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#30#57#34#29
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#49#139#26-#6
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#47#127#25-#6
Summer Starts#7-#5-#3
Opening Weekends#35#116#17#282#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#50#79#28-#8
Top 3-Day Grosses#36#111#17-#5
Top 4-Day Grosses#47#104#21-#6
Top 6-Day Grosses#54#88#30-#10
Top 7-Day Grosses#58#83#31-#10
Top 8-Day Grosses#56#73#28-#10
Top 9-Day Grosses#52#71#27-#8
Top 5-Day Grosses#53#97#25-#9
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#186-#194-#180
Consecutive Weekends At #1#175-#184-#168
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#76-#101-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#56-#65-#59
Second Weekends#30#81#27-#8
Third Weekends#20#168#43#86#9
Fourth Weekends#22-#50#91#28
Fifth Weekends#22-#157#119#125
Sixth Weekends#82---#161
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#398#256#681#430#652
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#829#520#1316#877#1275
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1192#771#1857#1251#1802
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2664#1965#3729#2763#3650
Rated PG-13#28#84#31#103#11
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#30#79#17#171#5
Widest Releases#33#230#4#187#21
Widest Opening Releases#40#207#3#169#18
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#29#109#3#92#14
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#24#123#3#99#16
Fastest to $100 million#35#85#18#201#6
Fastest to $150 million#51#94#32#156#5
Fastest to $200 million#54#127#29-#10
Fastest to $250 million#45-#32-#8
Fastest to $300 million#39-#34-#9
Slowest to $100 million#564#514#581#398#593
Slowest to $200 million#104#31#129-#148
BOM Users' Grades#10#161#217--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#52#104#32#375#12
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#69#124-#68
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#41#131#21-#15
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted-#97#151#109#116
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#35#210#18-#6
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#47-#33-#14
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#78#133-#77
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#88-#60-#13
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#75-#54-#12
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December-#10-#28-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#17-#10-#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted#41#149#22#399#8
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday-#34-#91-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#28-#15-#7
Second Weekends Adjusted#40#144#47-#15
Third Weekends Adjusted#29-#93#195#34
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#44-#134-#101
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#39#132#58#158#32
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#31#103#20-#8
 
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