'Iron Man 2' holds up better than 'Robin Hood' on Wednesday.

‘Iron Man 2’ Holds onto its Lead

on May 20, 2010 by Daniel Garris
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Paramount's Iron Man 2 grossed $3.15 million on Wednesday to remain in first. The blockbuster sequel starring Robert Downey Jr. has now led the daily box office for 13 consecutive days. The film was down 12 percent from Tuesday and down 55 percent from last Wednesday. Iron Man 2 has grossed $221.63 million through 13 days, ranking it as the second highest grossing domestic release of 2010 thus far (behind only Alice in Wonderland). Iron Man 2 continues to run 12 percent behind the pace of 2007's Spider-Man 3 and 18 percent ahead of 2008's Iron Man.

Robin Hood finished in second place for a sixth straight day. The Ridley Scott directed film from Universal grossed $2.59 million, which was down 16 percent from Tuesday. Robin Hood held up well on Monday and Tuesday, but lost a bit of momentum on Wednesday. The film continues to run in line with pre-release expectations, as it now boasts a six-day gross of $45.01 million. Robin Hood is set to cross the $50 million mark on Friday, but is also very likely to experience a sizable decline over the weekend.

Letters to Juliet held steady in third with $1.19 million. Summit's romantic drama starring Amanda Seyfried was down 13 percent from Tuesday. The daily decrease was quite understandable given the film's 19 percent jump on Tuesday. Letters to Juliet has grossed $17.22 million through six days and is in good shape to experience a solid hold in its second weekend of release after holding up fairly well so far during the midweek.

Fox Searchlight's Just Wright remained in fourth place with $0.47 million. However, the romantic comedy was down a sharp 21 percent from Tuesday. Just Wright has grossed $9.93 million in six days, which means it will cross the $10 million mark today. The film is currently running 40 percent behind the pace of 2006's Last Holiday and is on course for a final domestic gross of just over $20 million.

A Nightmare on Elm Street rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.37 million. Warner's R-rated horror remake was down 12 percent from Tuesday and down 46 percent from last Wednesday, as the film continues to display signs of stabilization further along in its run. The 20-day total for Elm Street stands at $57.28 million.

Tags: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), Just Wright, Letters to Juliet, Robin Hood, Iron Man 2
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