The comic book adaptation, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard and Jeff Bridges, earned $98.6 million from 4,105 theaters domestically during its opening weekend and has made $102.1 million since debuting Thursday night. It averaged an impressive $24,024 per theater.
Internationally, the film has also earned $95.5 million in 57 countries since it began opening Wednesday, putting its worldwide total at $197.6 million after just five days.
Despite the lower actual figures, Iron Man is still the 10th biggest opener of all-time and the eighth biggest debut for a movie in May. It is the fourth biggest opening for a superhero movie, trailing just X-Men: The Last Stand ($102.8 million), Spider-Man ($114.8 million) and Spider-Man 3 ($151.1 million).
Financed by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount, the movie cost about $150 million to make and $75 million to market.