Iron Man 2 still number one

Iron Man 2 refused to be intimidated by the double-pronged attack of Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe’s opening Robin Hood this weekend, crushing the medieval action flick with its polished heel.

For its second week in a row, the comic book sequel remained top at the box office, taking a further $53m in receipts – totalling its box office haul to an impressive $212m. Director Jon Favreau certainly seems happy, last night Tweeting "Thanks for making us #1 two weeks in a row! "

In comparison, Robin Hood ’s not-bad $37m looked pitiful – unless you judge it against number three opener Letters To Juliet , which shook $13m free from cinema-goers this weekend.

Meanwhile, Just Wright opened in fourth place with $8.5m, while How To Train Your Dragon refused to let go of the top five with a further money-grab of $5.1m.

Freddy Krueger's new Nightmare dropped four places down to sixth with a meagre $4.7m (and an underwhelming total of just $56m), while Date Night slipped to seventh with an even $4m, proving itself to be an almost immovable cinema favourite.

The "meh!" bottom end of the top ten ended with J-Lo’s Back-Up Plan going from fifth to eighth with $2.4m (nearly half what it took last week), while Furry Vengeance and Clash Of The Titans rounded things out with $2.3m and $1.2m respectively.

Incoming this Friday are Prince Of Persia (middling reviews, mass appeal) Bad Lieutenant (great reviews, minimal appeal), and Sex And The City 2 (okay reviews, needs a face peel). Will any of them trump Iron Man 2 ?

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Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.