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Iron Man 2 Reaches $327.6 Million

Figure Is Twice As High As Original

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Robert Downey Jr. is packing a bigger box-office punch with his second "Iron Man" movie. "Iron Man 2" took in $52.4 million domestically on its opening day Friday. That's nearly a 50 percent increase over the $35.2 million first day of the original "Iron Man" two years ago. That puts the Paramount release based on the Marvel Comics superhero on track for a debut weekend of $125 million to $135 million, which would make it the fifth-biggest opening weekend on the box-office charts. The first "Iron Man" movie had a $98.6 million debut weekend. "Iron Man 2" has taken in nearly $150 million overseas since it debuted in many international markets last week. Worldwide, the movie has climbed to a $200 million total.

WORLD WIDE -- Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios' Iron Man 2 debuted to an estimated $133.6 million in a record 4,380 North American theaters this weekend - an average of $30,502 per theater. The opening marks the fifth-highest of all time domestically, surpassing Shrek the Third's $121.6 million and is the second-best opening ever for a film in May, trailing only Spider-Man 3's $151.1 million. On Friday, the Jon Favreau-directed sequel took in $52.3 million, which marks the seventh-best opening day, surpassing the $50 million earned by Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Of the total, $10.2 million came from IMAX theaters, a new record for an IMAX 2D release, passing up the $8.5 million debut of Star Trek last year. The original Iron Man opened to $98.6 million domestically in 2008 and went on to earn $318.4 million in North America. 

Internationally, Iron Man 2 added $57.2 million this weekend to take its overseas total to $194 million. The film has earned $327.6 million worldwide since it began rolling out on April 28th. The original Iron Man collected $266.7 million internationally and made $585.1 million worldwide. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Garry Shandling, John Slattery and Clark Gregg, the sequel cost between $170 million and $180 million to make. 

If your a fan of the first one....
Get to the Movie Theater Asap! You'll enjoy spending your money on this one.