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Gwyneth Paltrow's $100 million 'Iron Man'

Joel D. Amos is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the Senior Entertainment Editor here at SheKnows. He has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaw...

Heavy mettle

"Iron Man" landed at the nation's movie houses last week ready to take care of business.

Heavy mettleStarring Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, "Iron Man," made one of of the last weekends of spring feel a whole lot like summer. It's four-day totals are impressive and certainly hit summer-like numbers.

The first movie from Marvel Comics own studio, "Iron Man" is truly Paltrow's return to big-time actress film roles. After taking a several year break to raise her family with Chris Martin from Coldplay, Paltrow embraced the idea of an action movie with a heart. "Iron Man" must have something more than superhero pedigree to attrack four top stars, all with Oscar nominations. Downey and Paltrow are joined by Jeff Bridges and Terrence Howard.

Earning an astounding $104.3 million since its debut Thursday night, "Iron Man" proved that a well-written screenplay goes a long way not only in attracting terrific actors, critical praise and loads of audience money.

Elsewhere, SheKnows' favorite Whitney Cummings saw her film, "Made of Honor" finish second with its impressive $15 million take with Tina Fey's "Baby Mama" continuing its successful run, adding another $10 million to its crib.

The box office Top 5:

1. "Iron Man" ($101 million)
2. Made of Honor" ($15.5 million)
3. Baby Mama" ($10.3 million)
4. Forgetting Sarah Marshall" ($6.1 million)
5. "Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay" ($6 million)

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