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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/16/2010

BOX OFFICE: 'Iron Man 2' fends off 'Robin Hood' for top spot

By Michael Cavna



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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.


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By Michael Cavna  | 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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Can't find other place to ask this, so here goes. What has happened to the Post comic web page? Many of the comics have not been updated for several days. For someone without access to the print edition, this is a bit frustrating. Any idea what is going on?

Posted by: pjohn2 | May 17, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

>> pjohn2:

i did a spot-check at washingtonpost.com/comics. some comics ("beetle bailey," "non sequitur") were updated today; some others (e.g., "broom hilda," "overboard") are a couple of days old. i'll notify Post.com's comics producers.

Thanks,
--M.C.

Posted by: cavnam | May 17, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

pjohn2: even if you have access to the print edition, every time they drop a strip to "save money and paper" they tell us to read it online. Nice if they could maintain the online access.

Posted by: olddog1 | May 17, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

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