Iron Man Blasts Off at Box Office

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