IRON MAN 2 has fought off all competition at the U.S. box office for a second weekend, boasting new earnings of $53 million (£33.1 million).
The sequel to the 2008 hit, starring Robert Downey, Jr. as the comic book superhero, was number one at movie theatres across America at the weekend (14-16May10), sending its week-long total soaring to nearly $212.2 million (£132.6 million).
Ridley Scott's epic Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe as the legendary British outlaw and Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian, settled for second place with $37.1 million (£23.2 million) on its debut weekend.
Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave's romantic comedy Letters to Juliet debuted at three with nearly $13.8 million (£8.6 million) in earnings, while new basketball comedy Just Wright, starring Queen Latifah and hip-hop star Common, debuted at four with takings of $8.5 million (£5.3 million).
Meanwhile, animated adventure How to Train Your Dragon slipped from three to five, adding $5.1 million (£3.2 million) to its eight week total of nearly $207.8 million (£129.9 million).