Although the effort was certainly admirable, it's simply a fact of life: arrows are not strong enough to penetrate Tony Stark's high tech armor. "Iron Man 2" once again soared to the top spot on Friday, beating "Robin Hood" with a solid $15 million intake in its eighth day at the box office.
After its first week at the box office, "Iron Man 2" has earned an impressive $174.1 million at the domestic box office. Internationally, Marvel's superhero sequel has made $216 million with a worldwide total of $375.2 million. Not a shabby result at all considering the film's reported $200 million production budget.
Continued success for "Iron Man 2" meant a disappointing opening for Universal's "Robin Hood," the medieval movie from "Gladiator" collaborators Ridley Scott and star Russell Crowe. The film drew an estimated $13.1 million from showings on Friday, causing some doubt that "Robin Hood" will meet the $40 million weekend that many analysts had anticipated.
Ranking in third place was "Letters to Juliet," the romantic drama from Summit Entertainment starring Amanda Seyfried. The film earned $5 million on Friday. Fox Searchlight's "Just Wright," starring Queen Latifah, Pam Grier and rapper Common, came in fourth with $2.9 million.
Platinum Dunes' horror remake of the iconic "A Nightmare on Elm Street" clawed its way into a fifth place finish worth $1.5 million during its third Friday in theaters.
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