Iron Man 2As expected, the highly anticipated “Iron Man 2” rocketed past any other movie at the box office this weekend, and blew by the original by a mile.

The new Marvel film earned an estimated $133.6 million this weekend, around $35 million more than the first “Iron Man”, which debuted with $98.6 million in May 2008. While it’s definitely a huge opening, “The Dark Knight’s” $158.4 million debut in July 2008 still remains in the record books.

“Iron Man 2” performance marks the fifth biggest bow ever and Paramount’s best to date. A third “Iron Man” is expected to drop sometime in 2013, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“We do have a contract with Robert Downey Jr. to do it, and it will come after ‘The Avengers,’ ” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed with THR.

Paramount will unleashed “Avengers” — an ensemble superhero actioner featuring “Iron Man” and other Marvel characters — on May 4, 2012.

Last weekend’s #1 movie, “A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010),” slipped to #2 this week with $9.1 million; “How To Train Your Dragon” came in at #3 with $6.7 million; the comedy “Date Night” lands at #4 with $5.3 million; and “The Back-Up Plan” rounds out the top 5 with $4.3 million.

The other wide release over the weekend was the documentary “Babies,” which opened at #10 with $1.5 million.

That wraps things up this weekend. Next weekend, look out for the romantic comedy “Just Wright,” the romance “Letters to Juliet,” and “Robin Hood.”

This weekend’s top 10 is as follows:

1 – “Iron Man 2,” $133.6 million.
2 – “A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010),” $9.1 million.
3 – “How to Train Your Dragon,” $6.7 million.
4 – “Date Night,” $5.3 million.
5 – “The Back-Up Plan,” $4.3 million.
6 – “Furry Vengeance,” $4 million.
7 – “Clash of the Titans (2010),” $2.3 million.
8 – “Death at a Funeral (2010),” $2.1 million.
9 – “The Losers,” $1.8 million.
10 – “Babies,” $1.5 million.