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Iron Man 2 Has the Fifth-Best Opening Weekend Box Office of All Time

With an opening weekend box office of an estimated $133.6 million, Iron Man 2 has had the fifth-best opening weekend of all time not including ticket price inflation, the L.A. Times reports. Not surprisingly, the movie came in at #1 among this weekend’s offerings; ticket sales for the previous #1, Nightmare on Elm Street, fell an alarming 72%.

The biggest opening weekend of all time remains another superhero movie — The Dark Knight, at $158.4 million; while Iron Man 2 didn’t come as close to the mark as some had predicted, it still did way better than the original Iron Man‘s $98.6 million opening weekend.

It’s still possible that Iron Man 2 will crack #4 if the estimates wind up being adjusted upward: The current #4, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, opened with $135.6 million.

Big question with box office implications: Will this be a movie that people recommend to their friends and even rewatch? I’m definitely going to, and it looks like I’m not alone: Iron Man 2 currently has an average CinemaScore rating of “A”, which is a good sign for its prospects in the weeks to come.

(via LA Times)

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