Iron Man Kicks Off Summer Blockbusters With A Bang

July 5, 2008

Iron Man earned more than anyone expected over the weekend, taking the top spot at the box office and kicking off the season of summer blockbusters with a bang..Washington (ChattahBox) – Iron Man earned more than anyone expected over the weekend, taking the top spot at the box office and kicking off the season of summer blockbusters with a bang.

The Marvel comic adaptation, Iron Man, managed to earn $101 million from Friday to Sunday, a huge number.  Estimates had it earning around $75 million.  From Thursday to Sunday it took in $104 million.

This gives Iron Man the 10th best opening all-time, and second-best for a non-sequel.  It stands only behind Spider-Man which took in $114.8 million.

Marvel already has plans for Iron Man 2 which will likely draw similar numbers.

In second at the box office was Patrick Dempsey’s Made of Honor taking in $15.5 million, followed by Baby Mama with $10.3 million, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall with $6.1 million.

Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay earned $6 million at the number five spot.


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