Iron Man Blasts Off at Box Office

Action flick is 10th highest opener ever
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2008 4:56 PM CDT
Iron Man Blasts Off at Box Office
In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Robert Downey Jr. stars as billionaire industrialist Tony Stark in "Iron Man."   (Associated Press)

Paramount and Marvel struck gold with Iron Man this weekend, raking in $201 million worldwide in the tenth-best opening ever, Variety reports. The male-skewing film left room for Made of Honor to draw in women and $15.5 million in second spot. 

Filling out the top five were holdover Baby Mama with $10.3 million, Forgetting Sarah Marshall with $6.1 million, and Harold & Kumar Escape with $6 million, Bloomberg reports. David Mamet's martial arts flick Redbelt banked about $68,000 on six New York and Los Angeles screens. (More Iron Man stories.)

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