11 May 2008

Iron Man Drops the Bomb on Speed Racer

Once again Iron Man dominated at the box office earning another $50 million to total a $177 million cume. Not only does this put Iron Man in the #1 spot for the year thus far (eclipsing Horton Hears a Who!'s $151 million), but its is also significant that this Superhero flick dropped less than 50% from its opening weekend - a mighty feat for films of this genre in todays box office. Looks like my prediction of $210 million is gonna be way off. The Dark Knight has a tough competitor for the summer Superhero crown.

Also, there was bad news for Speed Racer which earned just around $20 million making it the years first large scale disaster.

Next week: Narnia will open big, and Iron Man will aim for another $25 million putting it over the 200 mark.