Box Office Beat Down: ‘Iron Man’ Blasts Into Theaters with $100 Million!

‘Made of Honor’ is left in the dust with a mere $15.5 million.

Weekend Box Office

1)Iron Man $100.7 million

2)Made of Honor $15.5 million

3)Baby Mama $10.3 million

4)Forgetting Sarah Marshall $6.1 million

5)Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay $6 million

6)Forbidden Kingdom $4.2 million

7)Nim's Island $2.7 million

8)Prom Night $2.5 million

9)21 $2.1 million

10)88 Minutes $1.6 million

It didn't take a psychic to know that Iron Man would completely obliterate the box office this weekend. The Marvel Comic adaptation took in an estimated $100.7 million over the course of the last three days ($104 million if you count Thursday's take). By midday Friday, you could already find the film as a downloadable bootleg on the Internet, all of its secrets had been revealed, and those involved were loudly chirping, "Sequel". Iron Man is the first true success of both the summer and the year so far.

Coming in second place with a mere $15.5 million was the Patrick Dempsey romantic comedy (i.e. chick flick) Made of Honor. While some have called it a rip-off of Julia Robert's My Best Friend's Wedding, those not wanting robotic action-adventure totally fell in love with this wisp of confectioners candy. It came in as the perfect alternative.

A number of Independent films made quite a stir amidst all of the Iron Man hoopla. Harmony Korine's film Mister Lonely actually had the second highest per screen average, earning $19,100 on just one screen in New York. David Mamet's Redbelt took in $68,600 playing on just six screens. And Son of Rambow earned $52,500 on five screens.

Next weekend, Iron Man will face off against the kid friendly mega-epic Speed Racer while Made of Honor will have to duke it out with What Happens in Vegas for all of that filthy romantic comedy lucre. It should be one heck of a brawl.

Iron Man was released May 2nd, 2008 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leslie Bibb, Shaun Toub, Faran Tahir, Clark Gregg. The film is directed by Jon Favreau.

Sources: Box Office Mojo

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  1. sirmetro

    I think everyone got the f*ckin message,Gui.a.j.

    7 years agoby @sirmetroFlag

  2. Structure (ONSTRA)

    really Blowing Off.
    I got More Exited to see that movie.

    7 years agoby @gaj1992Flag

  3. Structure (ONSTRA)

    and I can't wait for things and movies such as Dark Knight and Incredible Hulk.

    7 years agoby @gaj1992Flag

  4. Structure (ONSTRA)

    and Still I can't wait for Iron Man 2

    7 years agoby @gaj1992Flag

  5. Structure (ONSTRA)

    Keep Up Iron Man keep Up.

    7 years agoby @gaj1992Flag

  6. Structure (ONSTRA)

    well now I feel Summer begining

    7 years agoby @gaj1992Flag

  7. Structure (ONSTRA)

    But Nice I was surprised

    7 years agoby @gaj1992Flag

  8. Structure (ONSTRA)

    I did Not think he will make more than 100 000 000 Dollars in it's first week

    7 years agoby @gaj1992Flag

  9. Structure (ONSTRA)

    rockin Iron Man.

    7 years agoby @gaj1992Flag

  10. T.Clark

    Who was nay-saying iron man. Give me they're names so i can add them to my list of moviewebbers i hate

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  11. sirmetro

    88minutes! Al pacino is now losing his touch with the way he just accepts any role even in sh*tty films.Since Gigli,can anyone agree with me that Pacino has been declining?Good for Iron Man,Great f*ckin movie

    7 years agoby @sirmetroFlag

  12. Marcusx

    crushed made of honor, damn. all the other openers didnt have a chance. funny you say that about the nay-sayers Phat, i was thinking the same thing. it deff is about time we saw a movie make more than $25 mill opening weekend. it sure has been a while. ironman toppled expectations and went into the trip digits in millions. Downey Jr. has done us proud

    7 years agoby @marcusxFlag

  13. Phatlightning

    oh and it would appear all of the "Iron Man" nay-sayers have dropped under the radar, perhaps they realized just how wrong they were.

    7 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  14. Phatlightning

    yea i plan to see it again before this weekend.. 10th best opening for a movie ever!! Not gonna lie, if people are anticipating the dark knight to blow this out of the water, they are gonna have to put on one hell of a show.

    7 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  15. DasBoot

    yea Iron Man was packed

    7 years agoby @dasbootFlag

  16. CelluloidDreams

    As of May 4, 2008, Iron Man has grossed an estimated $201 million worldwide - $104.2 million in the United States and Canada and $96.7 million in 57 other countries.

    I read to that "Iron Man" has a reported budget of $180 million!

    7 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  17. GITO

    Production Budget: $140 million

    7 years agoby @gito84Flag

  18. ed_wood

    I've seen it twice so far, it is awesome. Going again tonight, very good movie. Robert Downey did a great job.

    7 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  19. Buriblazing

    I saw this movie twice also its incredible!

    7 years agoby @buriblazingFlag

  20. CelluloidDreams

    I saw "Iron Man" 2Xs it kicked some major ass! It was everything a summer film should be!!

    I saw also "Deception" starring Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor...."NOT" that bad...about a C+!!

    7 years agoby @2movieguysFlag


    I just read the budget was around $180 million, if thats correct then they have almost earned that back in a matter of three days, damn. By next weekend they probably will have earned well over 180 mil. Thats crazy.

    7 years agoby @cerealkillerFlag


    Anyone know what the budget was for Iron Man?

    7 years agoby @cerealkillerFlag

  23. T.Clark

    What the f*ck do u mean "told u so!" Who the f*ck said it wasn't goin to get the top spot?!?! That was a stupid comment on ur part

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  24. Buriblazing

    bring on the avengers 2010

    7 years agoby @buriblazingFlag

  25. Buriblazing

    told you so! movie is amazing

    7 years agoby @buriblazingFlag

  26. MCGodzilla94


    7 years agoby @mcgodzilla94Flag

  27. montaghem

    woooow great opening

    7 years agoby @montaghemFlag

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