‘Iron Man 2’ already has a 100 million dollar weekend
Nikki Finke has the numbers: “Early
overseas estimates from Paramount have Iron Man 2
grossing just over $100 million from 53 markets. And some large
territories haven’t even opened yet, like Germany, Japan, and China. In
local currencies, the film opened 25% ahead of the original Iron
Man (despite the fact that in those two years both the British pound
and Euro have dropped significantly). IM1 opened at $99
million (that opening also included Germany). The largest opening was
the UK ending the weekend with $12M including previews. Second was Korea
at $11M. Third was Australia at $9M. Fourth was France at $8.5M.”
Nikki goes on to guess at a $155 million opening weekend in America this weekend, with an outside chance of topping
The Dark Knight‘s 3-day record of $158.4 million.
That’s a lot of gold-plating on that armor.