New movie ‘Iron Man 2′ is a movie with high expectations and it opens the first day (Friday) with huge amount of $52 million. This amount also includes the midnight show amount of $7.5 million.
It hits the screens on May 7 and it was released on 4,380 screens, it was also another record by beating ‘Dark Knight’ of 4,366 theaters. But, it was the third big film on the opening day. The record openings on first day is still on hold by ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon ‘ with $72.7 million.
‘The Dark Knight’ earned $67.2 million on first day. ‘Iron Man 2′ beats ‘Spider-Man 3′ to acquire third place. ‘Spider-Man 3′ earned $51.3 million on first day release.
‘Iron Man 2′ is expecting to reach $125-$130 million by this weekend. But, it is still far to beat ‘The Dark Knight’ of $158.4 million for the first week. But, it is expected to be one of the top five box office movie at domestically.
The original movie ‘Iron Man’, which was released in May 2008, has just earned $98.6 million at the box office.