Box Office Beat Down: ‘Iron Man’ Stays on Top with $50 Million!

‘Speed Racer’ sputters into second place with $20 million.
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Box Office Beat Down: ‘Iron Man’ Stays on Top with $50 Million!

Weekend Box Office

1)Iron Man $50.5 million

2)Speed Racer $20.2 million

3)What Happens in Vegas $20 million

4)Made of Honor $7.6 million

5)Baby Mama $5.7 million

6)Forgetting Sarah Marshall $3.7 Million

7)Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay $3.1 million

8)Forbidden Kingdom $1.9 million

9)Nim's Island $1.3 Million

10) Redbelt $1.1 million

Iron Man lived up to its hearty hype, staying in the top spot for a second weekend in a row. The Jon Favreau directed comic book epic took in an estimated $50.5 million. That brings this Robert Downey Jr. career kicker into true blockbuster status. Its accumulated grosses rest at $177 million, with certainly more money to come in the following weeks.

Warner Brothers' tentpole summer action flick Speed Racer did not fare quite as well. It debuted in the second place spot with a very weak $20.2 million. That was barely enough to fight off the weekend's only other major release. The Ashton Kutcher/Cameron Diaz bromantic comedy was right on Speed Racer's bumper with $20 million in third place.

Things were shaking on the indie side of things. The Fall took in a healthy $80,200 on just nine screens. While Before the Rains nabbed $52,300 on a mere eight screens.

Will Iron Man be able to go for the three-peat next weekend? Tony Stark will be going up against Disney heavyweight The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, which is Iron Man's only real competition.

Iron Man was released May 2nd, 2008.

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  • 2movieguys • 7 years ago

    I saw "Red Belt" this weekend to "sirmetro" which was directed by David Mamet! "Red Belt" was crappy! With a Capital "C"! Another film I will put on my "Worst Films of 2008" list! "Red Belt" gets a rating of: D-

    "Speed Racer" A+!

    I agree W./the critic who stated that "Speed Racer" was "A sugar rush of pop art, op art and pure pop for car people, Speed Racer offers a crazy, turbo-charged mix of cartoon kitsch, gamer action, and a wild new way to think of - and look at - movies."

    I loved both "Iron Man" & "Speed Racer"! So far 2 Summer Movies down, & both were really really good! Not a dollar so far wasted!

    "Speed Racer" will go on to become a cult classic!

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    • juan213 • 7 years ago

      i think speed came out second because it was on a mothers day weekend

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      • marcusx • 7 years ago

        lol f*ck you guys i still wana see speed racer haha

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        • sirmetro • 7 years ago

          Its dissappointing though that speed racer is @ second place but has only 20mil.WTF

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          • sirmetro • 7 years ago

            speed racer @ number 2...yeah baby,yeah

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            • sirmetro • 7 years ago

              I told 'em not to shoot Redbelt while it was still in the pipeline but did they listen?And see what happens if they don't wanna listen to us,the ones who they make the movies for.

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              • sxers2k1 • 7 years ago

                yea, there not even gonna tap half of their budget. and it doesnt matter if you WANT prince caspian to be number 1, i just think there are still a bunch of people who havnt seen iron man yet and that the number will still be amazing. The reviews are basically c*ck blocking every other film.

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                • the-kwisatz-haderach • 7 years ago

                  Im sorry Sped Racer was total trash, I was freakin bored out of my mind, think! I would have rather watched a season or two of Sex and the City than Speed Racer. What trash that was, yeah its was colorful and if I had a tab of LSD it would have been better but the film was crap, crap crap.

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                  • marcusx • 7 years ago

                    Gui insists on carrying conversations alone, very nice. i thiNk iron man will beat caspian too. my bet is caspian makes between 28-37 million opening and iron man between 40-43 mill 3rd week

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                    • gaj1992 • 7 years ago

                      Even If Iron Man is that good. that movie is at his start, and Iron Man had been for 2 weeks in the N1. It is time for change. And I think that Prince caspian ins going to take the N1 and successfully.

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                      • gaj1992 • 7 years ago

                        i think Next week that Prince Caspian Is going to win the Number 1 hit Station.

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                        • gaj1992 • 7 years ago

                          I love that movie. I will Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Go watch it

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                          • gaj1992 • 7 years ago

                            iron Man Rocks

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                            • sxers2k1 • 7 years ago

                              lol 2nd week and it still pulls out 50 million... where are all the iron man haters?? Not poking up to make some sly comment that it was a fluke or just yuppies going 4 or 5 times? I bet Iron man will beat The Chronicles..

                              ugh cell, you are a sad man that continues making comments that pushes my thoughts of you closer and closer to pedophile.

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                              • ed-wood • 7 years ago

                                Speed Racer was a fun movie, but nothing can top Iron Man right now. Great movie.

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                                • gaj1992 • 7 years ago

                                  I love the visual effects in narnia, I think it is going to be pretty good.

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                                  • gaj1992 • 7 years ago

                                    By the way I really can't wait to se Narnia, It pretty much Rock.

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                                    • gaj1992 • 7 years ago

                                      anyhow I wanted to watch it so badly but I think now that he did not even stand in front of Iron Man I would perfer to take myself and go watch Iron Man

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                                      • gaj1992 • 7 years ago

                                        I will change My mind about speed racer

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                                        • gaj1992 • 7 years ago

                                          Nice I like the results today.

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