Iron Man 2 stayed top in its second weekend, beating back the challenge of Universal’s Robin Hood.
Universal’s adventure Robin Hood succumbed to Iron Man 2 as Marvel Studios’ superhero stayed top in its second weekend on an estimated $53m, raising the running total through Paramount to $212.2m.
Robin Hood meanwhile had to settle for a somewhat underwhelming $37.1m, which combined with the impressive $74m overseas launch gave rise to $111.1m worldwide.
Summit Entertainment opened the romance Letters To Juliet starring Amanda Seyfried in third place on $13.8m, while some way behind in fourth was Fox Searchlight’s new release Just Wright starring Queen Latifah and Common on $8.5m.
How To Train Your Dragon in fifth crossed $200m in its eighth weekend as $5.1m boosted the tally to $207.8m.
Next weekend’s wide releases are: DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek Forever After through Paramount; and Universal’s comedy MacGruber.
Estimated Top 10 North America May 14-16 2010
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date
1 (1) Iron Man 2 (Marvel/Paramount) PPI $53m $212.2m
2 (-) Robin Hood (Universal) UPI $37.1m –
3 (-) Letters To Juliet (Summit) Summit Int’l $13.8m –
4 (-) Just Wright (Fox Searchlight) Fox Int’l $8.5m –
5 (3) How To Train Your Dragon (DreamWorks Animation/Paramount) PPI $5.1m $207.8m
6 (2) A Nightmare On Elm Street (Warner Bros) $4.7m $56.1m
7 (4) Date Night (Fox) Fox Int’l $4m $86.7m
8 (5) The Back-Up Plan (CBS Films) SPRI $2.5m $34.2m
9 (6) Furry Vengeance (Summit Entertainment) Summit Int’l $2.3m $15.1m
10 (7) Clash Of The Titans (Warner Bros) WBPI $1.3m $160.2m