Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Posted by Francisco Sousa
The actual figures are in for Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios' Iron Man and they are just slightly lower than the ones we showed before.
The comic book adaptation, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard and Jeff Bridges, earned $98.6 million from 4,105 theaters domestically during its opening weekend and has made $102.1 million since debuting Thursday night. It averaged an impressive $24,024 per theater.
Internationally, the film has also earned $95.5 million in 57 countries since it began opening Wednesday, putting its worldwide total at $197.6 million after just five days.
Despite the lower actual figures, Iron Man is still the 10th biggest opener of all-time and the eighth biggest debut for a movie in May. It is the fourth biggest opening for a superhero movie, trailing just X-Men: The Last Stand ($102.8 million), Spider-Man ($114.8 million) and Spider-Man 3 ($151.1 million).
Financed by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount, the movie cost about $150 million to make and $75 million to market.
Source: Box Office Mojo