Sequels* and their Opening Weekend – Final Domestic Gross
1. The Dark Knight $158M – $533M
2.Twilight: New Moon $142M – $296M
3. POTC: Dead Man’s Chest $134M – $423M
4. Iron Man 2 $128M – ???
5. Shrek 2 $108M – $441M
Where will Iron Man 2 fall? Not sure, but I have a funny feeling it will gross less than the original ($318M). It was released on more screens than any other film in history, just a little over 2-hour running time (meaning it could be shown more times in a day) and wall-to-wall TV spots and commercial tie-ins, many thought it would top The Dark Knight‘s opening weekend number. Nope. Is it a disappointment? Please, domestic box office figures are truly just a small piece of the pie. I have not seen it so I can’t comment on the positive word-of-mouth factor, which obviously boosted the first one. Robin Hood is next week.
*This is a sequel to an original. Does not include part 3’s, remakes or prequels.