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'Iron Man 2' tops weekend with $128.1M debut


"Iron Man 2" dominated the weekend box office. The sequel starring Robert Downey Jr. as Marvel billionaire superhero Tony Stark debuted with $128.1 million, landing the record for the fifth-biggest opening weekend behind "The Dark Knight," ''Spider-Man 3," ''The Twilight Saga: New Moon" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest."

The top 12 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "Iron Man 2," Paramount, $128,122,480, 4,380 locations, $29,252 average, $128,122,480, one week.

2. "A Nightmare On Elm Street," Warner Bros., $9,119,389, 3,332 locations, $2,737 average, $48,479,560, two weeks.

3. "How to Train Your Dragon," Paramount, $6,680,374, 3,003 locations, $2,225 average, $201,013,867, seven weeks.

4. "Date Night," Fox, $5,448,257, 2,734 locations, $1,993 average, $81,002,725, five weeks.

5. "The Back-Up Plan," CBS Films, $5,033,471, 3,003 locations, $1,676 average, $30,103,940, three weeks.

6. "Furry Vengeance," Summit, $4,478,107, 3,002 locations, $1,492 average, $122,100,064, two weeks.

7. "Clash of the Titans," Warner Bros., $2,503,251, 2,157 locations, $1,161 average, $158,006,277, six weeks.

8. "Death at a Funeral," Sony Screen Gems, $2,308,743, 1,706 locations, $1,353 average, $38,531,924, four weeks.

9. "Babies," Focus, $2,161,460, 534 locations, $4,048 average, $2,161,460, one week.

10. "The Losers," Warner Bros., $1,847,290, 2,450 locations, $754 average, $21,496,907, three weeks.

11. "Oceans," Disney, $1,605,936, 1,232 locations, $1,304 average, $16,131,584, three weeks.

12. "Kick Ass," Lionsgate, $1,504,959, 1,759 locations, $856 average, $45,281,105, four weeks.


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Universal Pictures and Focus Features are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric Co.; Sony Pictures, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount and Paramount Vantage are divisions of Viacom Inc.; Disney's parent is The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is a division of The Walt Disney Co.; 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox Atomic are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a consortium of Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Sony Corp., Comcast Corp., DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and Quadrangle Group; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC Films is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.; Rogue Pictures is owned by Relativity Media LLC; Overture Films is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corp.