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‘Iron Man 2’ stays at No. 1 with $53M

May 17, 2010

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— Steel bested bows and arrows at the movies this weekend, with “Iron Man 2” fighting off the new release “Robin Hood” to stay at the top of the box office.

The superhero sequel starring Robert Downey Jr. took in $53 million domestically to remain at No. 1, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The Paramount Pictures release has made over $212 million in its first two weeks.

“Robin Hood,” which features Russell Crowe teaming up with director Ridley Scott for the fifth time, debuted in the No. 2 spot with an estimated $37.1 million. The Universal Pictures blockbuster, a sort of prequel to the Robin Hood legend, co-stars Cate Blanchett as Marian.

But “Robin Hood” had a huge opening internationally, making $74 million outside North America for a total of $111.1 million this weekend.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood. com:

  1. “Iron Man 2,” $53 million.

  2. “Robin Hood,” $37.1 million.

  3. “Letters to Juliet,” $13.75 million.

  4. “Just Wright,” $8.5 million.

  5. “How to Train Your Dragon,” $5.1 million.

  6. “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” $4.7 million.

  7. “Date Night,” $4 million.

  8. “The Back-Up Plan,” $2.5 million.

  9. “Furry Vengeance,” $2.3 million.

  10. “Clash of the Titans,” $1.3 million.

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