'Iron Man 2' is still #1, but 'Robin Hood' has the better Monday hold.

‘Iron Man 2’ Tops, ‘Robin Hood’ Closes In

on May 18, 2010 by Daniel Garris
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Iron Man 2 led the daily box office for an eleventh consecutive day on Monday. The blockbuster sequel from Paramount grossed $3.72 million for the day. That was down 74 percent from Sunday and down a sizable 60 percent from last Monday. While Iron Man 2 has dominated the box office over the past eleven days, the film isn't holding up as well as 2008's Iron Man did during the early days of its run. With an eleven-day take of $214.92 million, Iron Man 2 is still running 18 percent ahead of the pace of Iron Man. However, each of the past two days Iron Man 2 has posted lower respective daily grosses than Iron Man did during the same point in its run.

Universal's Robin Hood finished in second place for the day with $3.26 million. The big-budget film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe was down 64 percent from Sunday. That was a good Monday hold, though at this point that may have more to do with the film skewing towards older moviegoers than it does with early word of mouth. Regardless, it is a nice start to the film's midweek performance and brings the film's four-day total to $39.32 million. Robin Hood is currently running 24 percent behind the pace of 2004's Troy, without taking into account ticket price inflation.

Summit's Letters to Juliet remained in third with $1.14 million. The romantic drama starring Amanda Seyfried was also down 64 percent from Sunday. Serving as an alternative to the summer's early action fare, Letters to Juliet has grossed a solid $14.68 million through four days. Compared to previous early-May releases aimed heavily towards female audiences, Letters to Juliet is running 11 percent behind the pace of last year's Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and 6 percent behind 2008's Made of Honor.

Just Wright placed in fourth with $0.58 million. The romantic comedy from Fox Searchlight starring Queen Latifah and Common was down 71 percent from Sunday. Just Wright has grossed $8.87 million through four days, which is in line with pre-release expectations. However, the film is performing softer than previous Queen Latifah vehicles, as it is running 43 percent behind the pace of 2006's Last Holiday and 35 percent behind 2005's Beauty Shop.

Warner's A Nightmare on Elm Street rounded out Monday's top five with $0.42 million. The horror remake was down 61 percent from Sunday and down 47 percent from last Monday. Elm Street has grossed $56.49 million through 19 days of release and has held up much better over the past week than it did during its first week of release.

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