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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--#5-#3
Actor: Gwyneth Paltrow#3-#4-#2
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.#7#9#8#10#4
Actor: Samuel L. Jacksonn/a-#5--
Cinematographer: Matthew Libatique#1-#2--
Cinematographer: Philippe Rousselot-#2-#4-
Composer: Hans Zimmer-#14-#22-
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#12-#14-#5
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#15-#17-#5
Franchise: Iron Man#2-#3-#1
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#10-#12-#5
Franchise: Sherlock Holmes-#1-#2-
Genre: Adventure - Period-#9-#12-
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#21-#23-#8
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#42-#19
Genre: Superhero#22-#24-#9
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Showdown: Avengers Assemble#2-#3--
Showdown: Clanging Metal#5-#6-#1
Showdown: Marvel Comics Showdown#4-#5--
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Chart RankingsIron ManSherlock HolmesIron Man 2Sherlock Holmes 2Iron Man 3
All Time Domestic#64#184#69#224#26
All Time Adjusted#142-#191-#114
All Time Worldwide#154#189#134#171#17
Worldwide Openings#65-#53-#15
Foreign Opening Weekends#69-#76-#20
Opening Weeks#68#107#38#314#17
Opening Day Gross#69#129#35-#18
Single Day Gross#139#400#57-#22
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross-#78#120-#63
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#61--#92
Single Day Friday Gross#63#133#32-#18
Single Day Monday Gross-#96#138#102#95
Single Day Saturday Gross#51#206#25-#8
Single Day Sunday Gross#61-#41-#12
Single Day Tuesday Gross-#84#128-#68
Single Day Wednesday Gross-#102--#148
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#46#78#50#45
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#70#174#41-#12
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#66#157#40-#12
Summer Starts#10-#7-#4
Opening Weekends#56#150#30#345#11
Opening Weekends - December-#10-#20-
Opening Weekends - May#16-#7-#4
Opening Weekends - Holiday-#35-#67-
Opening Weekends - Summer#33-#16-#6
Top 10-Day Grosses#70#109#43-#16
Top 3-Day Grosses#57#145#30-#11
Top 4-Day Grosses#68#138#35-#12
Top 6-Day Grosses#76#117#45-#17
Top 7-Day Grosses#80#112#46-#18
Top 8-Day Grosses#77#100#44-#18
Top 9-Day Grosses#73#99#42-#15
Top 5-Day Grosses#74#131#39-#15
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#207-#216-#198
Consecutive Weekends At #1#196-#206-#186
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#90-#116-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#62-#74-#65
Second Weekends#47#110#42-#14
Third Weekends#33-#61#110#20
Fourth Weekends#34-#67#116#40
Fifth Weekends#31-#188#148#154
Sixth Weekends#96---#192
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#474#297#852#510#814
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#936#579#1536#990#1486
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1320#842#2119#1387#2055
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2858#2089#4090#2965#3999
Rated PG-13#40#105#44#126#17
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#43#100#26-#9
Widest Releases#59#333#9#279#38
Widest Opening Releases#73#303#9#254#34
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#52#161#7#138#23
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#42#179#6#149#26
Fastest to $100 million#55#114#31#254#11
Fastest to $150 million#72#126#47#191#11
Fastest to $200 million#75#162#44-#17
Fastest to $250 million#66-#51-#15
Fastest to $300 million#61-#55-#18
Slowest to $100 million#634#575#658#435#678
Slowest to $200 million#120#33#151-#178
BOM Users' Grades#10#161#217--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#69#126#45#425#18
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#93#160-#91
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#59#162#30-#20
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted-#121#180#133#142
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#46#251#25-#7
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#61-#44-#19
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#102#169-#100
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#102-#70-#16
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#89-#64-#15
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December-#12-#30-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#19-#12-#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted#55#179#31#453#11
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday-#40-#104-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#34-#18-#7
Second Weekends Adjusted#49#169#59-#18
Third Weekends Adjusted#38-#109-#44
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#48-#147-#113
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#46#145#65#178#36
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#40#122#27-#11
 
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