In the US: Summer is here! Feel the cinema sunlight! Iron Man took an amazing £102 million from American cinemagoers, making it the first 2008 blockbuster. This is the 10th highest-grossing opening ever, and 2nd highest for a non-sequel (behind Spider-Man)... trailing far, far behind was rom-com Made Of Honour with Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan at #2...
In the UK: Iron Man repeated its US success in the UK, taking a big £5.4 million... family adventure Nim's Island had to make do with third place (unable to beat Forgetting Sarah Marshall at #2)... Made Of Honour debuts at #4, without breaking the £1m barrier... and French animation Persepolis breaks into the top 10 after 2 weeks of release...
US TOP 10
(-) 1. Iron Man $102m
(-) 2. Made Of Honor $14.8m
(1) 3. Baby Mama $10.1m
(2) 4. Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay $6.11m
(4) 5. Forgetting Sarah Marshall $6.06m
(3) 6. The Forbidden Kingdom $4.19m
(5) 7. Nim's Island $2.68m
(6) 8. Prom Night $2.4m
(7) 9. 21 $2m
(8) 10. 88 Minutes $1.55m
UK TOP 10
(-) 1. Iron Man £5.4m
(1) 2. Forgetting Sarah Marshall £1.3m
(-) 3. Nim's Island £820k
(-) 4. Made Of Honor £749k
(2) 5. The Eye £366k
(3) 6. 21 £319k
(5) 7. In Bruges £296k
(4) 8. Fool's Gold £189k
(10) 9. Happy-Go-Lucky £178k
(-) 10. Persepolis £126k
UK RELEASES THIS WEEK
An insomniac working the night shift at a local supermarket finds his imagination running wild. Comedy-drama starring Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Shaun Evans, Michelle Ryan & Stuart Goodwin.
A rich kid becomes a self-appointed psychiatrist of his high school's student body. Comedy starring Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey Jr, Hope Davis, Kat Dennings & Tyler Hilton.
30 years after the outbreak of a deadly disease that was contained by quarantining Scotland, the British government send a team over Hadrian's Wall to find a cure, when the disease strikes again in London. Sci-fi action starring Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Malcolm McDowell & Alexander Siddig.
A young man with an extraordinary aptitude for motor racing enters the cross-country race that killed his brother, with the backing of his petrol-head family. Family action starring Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman & Matthew Fox, directed by the Wachowski Brothers.
WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS
Two people, who got married in Las Vegas after a drunken night together, collide after one of them wins a huge casino slot-machine jackpot after playing the other's coin. Comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry & Lake Bell.
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN?
Morgan Spurlock tours the Middle East in search of Osama Bin Laden, discussing the issue with Arabic people. Documentary.