BOX OFFICE: 'Iron Man 2' fends off 'Robin Hood' for top spot
Slings and arrows were no match for Iron Man's outrageous, rapidly amassing fortune.
The Marvel franchise sequel "Iron Man 2" won the domestic box office for the second straight week, rebuffing the debut of Russell Crowe as "Robin Hood,"
"Iron Man 2" earned $53-million this weekend, according to studio estimates, reports the Associated Press. "Robin Hood" made $37.1-million. The final figures are expected Monday.
Paramount's superhero sequel has made $212-million domestically in two weeks.
The weekend's top animated film was former No.1 film "How to Train Your Dragon," which was in the fifth spot, earning $5.1-million.
"Robin Hood" is Crowe's fifth teaming with director Ridley Scott; Crowe won his Oscar as best actor for Scott's "Gladiator." Their prequel of a "Robin Hood" co-stars Cate Blanchett.
Next weekend will see the debut of another type of big-money challenger: the animated "Shrek Forever After" -- the fourth film in the green ogre's saga.
| May 16, 2010; 12:30 PM ET
Categories: General, Superheroes | Tags: Box office, Iron Man 2, Marvel Comics, Ridley Scott, Robin Hood, Russell Crowe
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