Strike While the IRON is Hot!!!
prepping and improving the suit for IM2!!!
from Box Office Mojo:
Iron Man rocketed to an estimated $100.8 million
on approximately 8,700 screens at 4,105 theaters
for a $104.3 million tally including Thursday night previews.
The reportedly $140 million-budgeted Marvel Comics adaptation
had the second-highest grossing opening weekend ever
for a non-sequel behind Spider-Man and the tenth highest overall.
In terms of attendance,
the start was slightly higher than X2: X-Men United's
May 2 debut five years ago,
and it soared past Marvel's average opening by over 60 percent.