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'Iron Man' still #1. 'Speed Racer' debuts at #2

By Rob M. Worley     May 12, 2008
Source: www.boxofficemojo.com

Box office figures published by Box Office Mojo show that the 'Iron Man' movie has some strong legs, as predicted.

The film stayed in the #1 spot this week, collecting another $50.5 million, bringing its total domestic take to $177 million. The film saw a 48.8% drop in audience, which seems to be an average level of attrition.

It topped two new debut films, 'Speed Racer' and 'What Happens in Vegas' which were a virtual tie for second place.

According to Mojo, 'Speed Racer' (which doubtless cost a lot more money to make than 'Iron Man')   was a major disappointment, with a mere $20.2 million coming in on the opening stretch. The film suffered from largely negative reviews and bad word of mouth.

It's doubtful 'Iron Man' can hold the #1 spot for three weeks running, with the new 'Narnia' movie opening this weekend, but perhaps a push by rabid fans can give the film that rare trifecta.


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