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Weekend Estimates: Iron Man Sees Off Robin Hood

May 16th, 2010

This Summer's first blockbuster face-off ended with a victory for Iron Man 2 as the superhero actioner saw off the medieval actioner, Robin Hood. Both movies enjoyed weekends roughly in line with expectations. Iron Man 2 posted a respectable 59% drop from its opening weekend to earn $53 million, and take its domestic box office total to $212 million. With another $210 million internationally, the movie is well on its way to topping Iron Man's $582 million worldwide tally. Robin Hood couldn't match that level of performance, but posted a decent $37.1 million opening in North America, and earned an estimated $77 million internationally, to take it past $100 million worldwide on its first weekend.

Two other movies opened wide this weekend, and they also did about as well as expected. Letters to Juliet picked up $13.75 million for Summit, while Just Wright scored $8.5 million for Fox Searchlight. Both movies enjoyed per theater averages around $4,600.

How to Train Your Dragon and Date Night were once more the strongest performers amongst returning movies. Both dropped around 25% and stayed in the top seven in their eighth and sixth weekends in release respectively.

Among limited releases, Princess Kaiulani had a solid opening weekend with an estimated $184,750 in 33 theaters, many of them in Hawaii. Looking for Eric picked up $7,300 in a single theater in New York, and The Living Wake earned $4,800 in its debut outing in one venue.

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Date Night, Letters to Juliet, How to Train Your Dragon, Robin Hood, Iron Man 2, Just Wright, Princess Kaiulani