'Iron Man' is cleaning up at the box office, fetching higher-than expected numbers both domestically and globally, according to Variety.
Marvel Studios' entrée offering as a full-in studio is the 8th best opening weekend ever, surprising numbers for a lesser-known character. Variety reports that it has grossed an estimated $104.2 million domestically and $96.7 million internationally for a worldwide cume of $201 million in its first five days.
The film ranks as the second best opening for a non-sequel movie, placing behind 'Spider-Man'.
An qualms investors and analysts might have had about Marvel's viability as a film studio must be, at least partially, alleviated.