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Iron Man Gets Checked Flag, Speed Racer Distant 3rd

Last week's champion IRON MAN remained at the top of box office heap easily. The debut of SPEED RACER sputtered across the finish line at #3.

Marvel Studios' IRON MAN (with VFX by ILM, The Orphanage, The Embassy, Gentle Giant Studios, Lola Visual Effects, Pixel Liberation Front and Stan Winston Studio) forged another $51.2 million, launching its cume to $177.8 million. Paramount's SPEED RACER couldn't even edge out rom-com WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS, which premiered in second with $20.1 million. SPEED RACER (with VFX by BUF, CIS Hollywood, CafeFX, Digital Domain, Evil Eye Pictures, Gentle Giant Studios, Halon Ent., ILM, Lola Visual Effects, Rainmaker, Rising Sun Pictures and Sony Imageworks) won only $18.6 million.

Last week's #2, comedy MADE OF HONOR (with VFX by Lola Visual Effects & Moving Picture Co.) finished #4, wedding another $8.11 million, making its cume $26.8 million. Coming in 5th, BABY MAMA birthed another $6.23 million, extending its cume to $40.8 million. FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL ranked sixth, with a box office take of $3.84 million, raising its total to $50.8 million. HAROLD AND KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY (vfx by Reality Check Studios) tunneled into 7th place with another $3.1 million, lifting its cume to $30.7 million. In at #8, FORBIDDEN KINGDOM (vfx by Macrograph, DTI, Footage, Asia Legend, Xing Xing, Svengali, Illusion Arts, Stingray VFX, Digiscope and Frantic Films) kicked in another $2.17 million to its $48.5 million total. NIM'S ISLAND dug up an additional $1.46 million in its sixth week to bring its cume to $44.4 million. Rounding out the top 10 was PROM NIGHT, which scared up $1.01 million for a cume of $44.4 million.

Fox's animated DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO! dropped from 11th to 14th with $605,347, lifting its nine-week cume over $150 million.

Box office information from BoxOfficeMojo.com.

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