'Iron Man 2' repeats atop Friday b.o.


Comics-inspired action sequel "Iron Man 2" from Paramount and Marvel rung up roughly $15 million in its eighth day of release to top all comers and push cumulative b.o. to $174.1 million. "Iron Man 2" should top the domestic rankings for a second session.

Universal's Russell Crowe starrer "Robin Hood" packed an estimated $13.1 million in domestic coin into its boxoffice quiver on Friday.

That was a bit lighter a load than anticipated and brings into question whether the Ridley Scott-directed actioner is still on target for a $40 million opening, as many had projected. Its Friday performance was good only for second place among the daily rankings.

"Robin Hood" also bowed internationally this week and totes a $75.7 million foreign cume in what's expected to be a foreign-dominated global campaign for the U.K.-produced film.

Elsewhere among the domestic rankings, Summit Entertainment's female-targeting "Letters to Juliet" wooed $5 million in its first day in theaters to mark Friday's third-best performance.

Fox Searchlight's urban-oriented romantic comedy "Just Wright" -- starring Pam Grier, Common and Queen Latifah was fourth with $2.9 million in first-day grosses. Warner Bros.' horror remake "A Nightmare on Elm Street" fetched $1.5 million in fifth place, yielding a $53 million cume at the start of its soph session.
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