When it comes to battling a high tech superhero for box office supremacy, it would be wise to pack some heavier firepower than a quiver filled with arrows. Director Ridley Scott apparently didn't get that memo, as "Robin Hood" succumbed to the might of "Iron Man 2" at the weekend box office.
Playing on over 4,000 screens this weekend, the "Iron Man" franchise continued to soar past its competition with an impressive $53 million haul, a 58.6 percent drop from last weekend's opening performance. The Marvel Studios feature has earned $428.2 million internationally.
Although it didn't bring home the gold medal, "Robin Hood" earned a respectable second place finish worth $37.1 million. The movie grossed an estimated $74 million from overseas markets, resulting in a worldwide tally of $111.1 million. It's a nice chunk out of the Russell Crowe-starring film's $200 million budget, but with a surefire success like "Shrek Forever After" popping into theaters next weekend and the "Sex and the City" sequel one weekend later, it might take some time for "Robin Hood" to cross the profit line.
Newcomers "Letters to Juliet" and "Just Wright" snagged third and fourth place with $13.8 million and $8.5 million respectively. "How To Train Your Dragon" flew into the top five with a $5.1 million finish, snatching fifth place out of the clawed hands of "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
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