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Iron Man 2

Iron Man

Spider-Man 3

X2: X-Men United

Spider-Man

The Avengers
GenreAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / Adventure
StudioParamountParamountSony / ColumbiaFoxSony / ColumbiaBuena Vista
Release DateMay 7, 2010May 2, 2008May 4, 2007May 2, 2003May 3, 2002May 4, 2012
Domestic Gross$312,433,331$318,412,101$336,530,303$214,949,694$403,706,375$623,357,910
Production Budget$200 million$140 million$258 million$110 million$139 million$220 million
Running Time2 hrs. 5 min.2 hrs. 6 min.2 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 14 min.2 hrs. 1 min.2 hrs. 22 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonsequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some language. some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive contentsequences of intense action violencesci-fi action/violence, some sexuality and brief languagestylized violence and actionintense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference.
 

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Domestic SummaryIron Man 2Iron ManSpider-Man 3X2: X-Men UnitedSpider-ManThe Avengers
Total Gross$312,433,331$318,412,101$336,530,303$214,949,694$403,706,375$623,357,910
Opening Weekend*$128,122,480$98,618,668$151,116,516$85,558,731$114,844,116$207,438,708
Theaters4,3804,1054,2523,7413,6154,349
Average$29,252$24,024$35,540$22,870$31,769$47,698
Opening % of Total41.0%31.0%44.9%39.8%28.4%33.3%
Second Weekend Drop-59.4%-48.1%-61.5%-53.2%-37.8%-50.3%
Widest Release4,3904,1544,3243,7493,8764,349
Close DateAugust 19, 2010October 2, 2008August 19, 2007September 25, 2003August 18, 2002October 4, 2012
In Releasen/an/a112 days / 16 weeks147 days / 21 weeks108 days / 15 weeks154 days / 22 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 Man 2Iron ManSpider-Man 3X2: X-Men UnitedSpider-ManThe Avengers
Worldwide Gross$623,933,331$585,174,222$890,871,626$407,711,549$821,708,551$1,518,812,988
Foreign Gross$311,500,000$266,762,121$554,341,323$192,761,855$418,002,176$895,455,078
Foreign % of Worldwide49.9%45.6%62.2%47.3%50.9%59.0%
Domestic Gross$312,433,331$318,412,101$336,530,303$214,949,694$403,706,375$623,357,910
Domestic % of Worldwide50.1%54.4%37.8%52.7%49.1%41.0%
 
People SummaryIron Man 2Iron ManSpider-Man 3X2: X-Men UnitedSpider-ManThe Avengers
Actor: Clark Gregg#3#2---#1
Actor: Elizabeth Banks--n/a-n/a-
Actor: Gwyneth Paltrow#4#3---n/a
Actor: James Franco--#3-#1-
Actor: Jon Favreaun/an/a----
Actor: Kirsten Dunst--#3-#1-
Actor: Paul Bettanyn/an/a---n/a
Actor: Robert Downey, Jr.#8#7---#2
Actor: Samuel L. Jackson#5n/a---#1
Actor: Scarlett Johansson#6----#2
Actor: Tobey Maguire--#3-#1-
Actor: Willem Dafoe--n/a-#1-
Cinematographer: Matthew Libatique#2#1----
Director: Jon Favreau#3#2----
Director: Sam Raimi--#3-#1-
Producer: Alan Fine#5----#1
Producer: Avi Arad-#4#3#7#1-
Producer: David Maisel#2#1----
Producer: Jon Favreau#5#4---#1
Producer: Kevin Feige#14#12#9#19-#3
Producer: Laura Ziskin--#3-#1-
Producer: Louis D'Esposito#6#5---#1
Producer: Stan Lee#9#8#6#14#4#1
Writer: Zak Penn---n/a-#1
 
Genres & FranchisesIron Man 2Iron ManSpider-Man 3X2: X-Men UnitedSpider-ManThe Avengers
Brand: Marvel Comics#17#15#11#26#7#3
Franchise: Iron Man#3#2----
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#12#10---#3
Franchise: Spider-Man--#3-#1-
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#22#20#14#35#10#3
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#42-#32--#6
Genre: Superhero#23#21#15#37#11#3
Genre: Superhero - Origin-#7--#3-
Showdown: 'Iron Man' Vs. 'Sherlock Holmes'#3#2----
Showdown: Avengers Assemble#3#2---#1
Showdown: Blockbuster Superhero Showdown----#5#1
Showdown: Clanging Metal#6#5----
Showdown: Marvel Comics Showdown#5#4#3#6#2#1
Showdown: Spider-Man Versus Himself--#3-#1-
Showdown: Summer Starter Skirmish-#6#5-#4#1
Showdown: Superhero Origin Showdown-#3--#1-
Showdown: Tony Stark Vs. Steve Rogers#4#3----
 
Chart RankingsIron Man 2Iron ManSpider-Man 3X2: X-Men UnitedSpider-ManThe Avengers
All Time Domestic#69#64#52#172#30#7
All Time Adjusted#191#142#113#233#40#29
All Time Worldwide#133#152#52#271#71#6
Worldwide Openings#52#64#13#95#125#10
Foreign Opening Weekends#74#68#11#103-#22
Opening Weeks#38#68#26#91#43#6
Opening Day Gross#35#69#27#87#53#8
Single Day Gross#57#139#39#212#89#9
Non-Opening Friday Gross--#76-#46#14
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#120-#130-#82#16
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross----#90#28
Single Day Friday Gross#32#63#25#84#48#8
Single Day Monday Gross#137-#115-#97#24
Single Day Saturday Gross#25#51#14#79#33#3
Single Day Sunday Gross#41#61#16#98#40#5
Single Day Tuesday Gross#128-#138-#89#19
Single Day Wednesday Gross----#143#54
Non-Holiday Monday Gross#77-#61-#47#13
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#41#70#23#86#30#6
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#40#66#22#81#29#6
Summer Starts#7#10#5#12#8#1
Opening Weekends#30#56#19#78#41#5
Opening Weekends - May#7#16#5#24#10#1
Opening Weekends - Summer#16#33#10#46#22#2
Ninth Weekends-#182--#103#51
Tenth Weekends----#125#130
Top 10-Day Grosses#43#70#25#93#34#5
Top 3-Day Grosses#30#57#19#82#44#5
Top 4-Day Grosses#35#68#21#92#49#6
Top 6-Day Grosses#45#76#28#96#52#6
Top 7-Day Grosses#46#80#31#97#53#6
Top 8-Day Grosses#44#77#29#94#47#6
Top 9-Day Grosses#42#73#25#92#39#6
Top 5-Day Grosses#39#74#25#97#52#6
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#215#206#196#227#181#81
Consecutive Weekends At #1#205#195#184#219#167#63
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#74#62#84#103#46#33
Second Weekends#42#47#31#92#17#5
Third Weekends#60#33#47#192#11#5
Fourth Weekends#66#34#97-#8#4
Fifth Weekends#185#30--#23#7
Sixth Weekends-#95--#37#21
Seventh Weekends-#98--#36#17
Eighth Weekends-#107--#83#23
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#844#471#896#647#218#549
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1525#930#1604#1222#443#1055
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#2105#1313#2210#1695#653#1476
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#4068#2846#4217#3466#1750#3120
Rated PG-13#44#40#33#99#21#7
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#26#43#17#57#32#5
Widest Releases#9#58#21#241#176#16
Widest Opening Releases#9#71#36#227#305#15
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#7#51#24#126#162#11
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#6#41#15#135#97#11
Fastest to $100 million#31#55#23#97#45#5
Fastest to $150 million#47#72#19#99#53#5
Fastest to $200 million#44#75#30#132#40#5
Fastest to $250 million#51#66#31-#33#6
Fastest to $300 million#55#61#34-#31#6
Fastest to $350 million----#26#6
Fastest to $400 million----#23#6
Slowest to $100 million#653#629#661#587#639#679
Slowest to $200 million#149#118#163#61#153#188
BOM Users' Grades#217#10#471#105#120-
Opening Weeks Adjusted#45#69#14#64#15#4
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted----#28#24
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted----#95#71
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#160-#129#180#40#15
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted----#54#38
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#30#59#14#51#28#5
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#179-#118#214#64#32
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#25#46#6#40#5#2
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#44#61#8#57#13#2
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted----#115#84
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#169-#138#190#47#19
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted----#100#78
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#70#102#13#65#9#6
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#64#89#12#59#9#6
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#12#19#3#16#6#1
Opening Weekends Adjusted#31#55#9#48#16#3
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#18#34#5#28#11#1
Ninth Weekends Adjusted----#139#129
Second Weekends Adjusted#59#49#23#58#4#3
Third Weekends Adjusted#108#38#46#175#3#6
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#147#48#149-#5#7
Fifth Weekends Adjusted-#78--#32#28
Sixth Weekends Adjusted-#184--#43#91
Seventh Weekends Adjusted----#61#88
Eighth Weekends Adjusted----#109#86
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#65#46#35#86#11#7
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#27#40#9#37#15#3
 
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