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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$1,215,439,994
Foreign Gross$266,762,121$315,000,000$311,500,000$358,600,000$806,426,000
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--#2-#1
Actor: Gwyneth Paltrow#2-#3-#1
Actor: Jon Favreaun/a-n/a-#1
Actor: Jude Law-#1-#2-
Actor: Paul Bettanyn/a-n/a-n/a
Actor: Rachel McAdams-#2-#3-
Actor: Robert Downey, Jr.#3#5#4#6#2
Actor: Samuel L. Jacksonn/a-#3--
Composer: Hans Zimmer-#13-#19-
Director: Guy Ritchie-#1-#2-
Director: Jon Favreau#1-#2--
Producer: Alan Fine--#3-#2
Producer: Dan Lin-#2-#3-
Producer: David Maisel#1-#2--
Producer: Joel Silver-#2-#3-
Producer: Jon Favreau#3-#4-#2
Producer: Kevin Feige#5-#6-#2
Producer: Louis D'Esposito#3-#4-#2
Producer: Stan Lee#6-#7-#2
Producer: Susan Downey-#2#1#3-
 
Genres & FranchisesIron ManSherlock HolmesIron Man 2Sherlock Holmes 2Iron Man 3
Brand: Marvel Comics#6-#7-#2
Franchise: Iron Man#2-#3-#1
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#3-#4-#2
Genre: Adventure - Period-#8-#11-
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#8-#9-#4
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#15-#7
Genre: Superhero#8-#9-#4
Showdown: 'Iron Man' Vs. 'Sherlock Holmes'#2#4#3#5#1
Showdown: Avengers Assemble#2-#3--
Showdown: Clanging Metal#5-#6-#1
Showdown: Marvel Comics Showdown#4-#5--
Showdown: Summer Starter Skirmish#5---#2
Showdown: Tony Stark Vs. Steve Rogers#2-#3-#1
 
Chart RankingsIron ManSherlock HolmesIron Man 2Sherlock Holmes 2Iron Man 3
All Time Domestic#34#136#38#168#14
All Time Adjusted#128-#169-#103
All Time Worldwide#102#121#85#112#6
Worldwide Openings#35-#25-#6
Foreign Opening Weekends#31-#34-#10
Opening Weeks#37#66#17#225#6
Opening Day Gross#40#85#17-#8
Single Day Gross#63#242#22-#9
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross-#36#64-#27
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#34--#57
Single Day Friday Gross#33#83#14-#8
Single Day Monday Gross-#60#92#66#59
Single Day Saturday Gross#23#129#8-#2
Single Day Sunday Gross#31-#19-#3
Single Day Tuesday Gross-#42#72-#32
Single Day Wednesday Gross-#67--#102
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#23#49#27#22
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#39#120#20-#3
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#39#113#20-#3
Summer Starts#6-#4-#2
Opening Weekends#28#103#13#253#2
Opening Weekends - December-#7-#16-
Opening Weekends - May#12-#4-#2
Opening Weekends - Holiday-#24-#46-
Opening Weekends - Summer#20-#8-#2
Top 10-Day Grosses#41#69#22-#5
Top 3-Day Grosses#29#98#13-#2
Top 4-Day Grosses#39#92#17-#3
Top 6-Day Grosses#45#77#24-#7
Top 7-Day Grosses#49#72#25-#7
Top 8-Day Grosses#47#64#22-#7
Top 9-Day Grosses#43#62#21-#5
Top 5-Day Grosses#44#86#21-#6
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#176-#184-#170
Consecutive Weekends At #1#166-#175-#159
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#67-#91-
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends#51-#60-#54
Second Weekends#22#70#20-#5
Third Weekends#17#151#37#76#6
Fourth Weekends#18-#43#82#24
Fifth Weekends#19-#146#112#117
Sixth Weekends#77---#150
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#356#230#608#384#583
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#767#480#1207#809#1173
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1121#724#1734#1174#1687
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2561#1893#3560#2653#3490
Rated PG-13#22#76#25#91#8
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#24#71#13#156#2
Widest Releases#28#190#4#153#18
Widest Opening Releases#34#171#3#139#15
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#24#91#3#75#12
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#21#103#3#82#14
Fastest to $100 million#28#75#14#180#3
Fastest to $150 million#43#85#26#140#2
Fastest to $200 million#46#116#23-#7
Fastest to $250 million#38-#26-#5
Fastest to $300 million#32-#27-#6
Slowest to $100 million#531#484#545#379#556
Slowest to $200 million#99#29#122-#138
BOM Users' Grades#10#161#217--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#46#95#27#350#9
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#60#110-#59
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#33#117#16-#12
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted-#90#142#101#108
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#30#189#14-#4
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#40-#28-#11
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#69#119-#68
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#82-#55-#10
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#70-#50-#9
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December-#9-#26-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#16-#9-#3
Opening Weekends Adjusted#35#138#18#372#5
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday-#31-#83-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#25-#13-#5
Second Weekends Adjusted#36#134#41-#12
Third Weekends Adjusted#26-#87#186#31
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#41-#127-#97
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#36#125#52#150#29
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#26#97#16-#5
 
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