Two Rolls-Royce Phantoms destroyed while filming Iron Man 2 (w/ video)

Scene from Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2 is finally in theaters and is already making some big bucks. The opening night (midnight showings) of the second-installment in the Iron Man series raked in a whopping $7.5 million in America.

One of the most famous scenes in the movie is when Stark is attacked by Ivan Vanko while racing in Monaco. During the scene Vanko ends up destroying a Rolls-Royce Phantom driven by Jon Favreau (the director of the movie).

Apparently the scene cost the filmmakers a lot of money since two identical Phantoms were totaled, each costing $438,000, according to John Armstrong, who worked on the film”s stunts and special effects.

“Rolls-Royce built us two identical cars,” Armstrong said. “Because their cars are hand-built, they never build any identical cars, but they did for us.”

The remains of the two Phantoms sit in a prop storage facility in Downey, Calif.

If you’ve already seen the movie – let us know what you thought in the comments section below. We’ll be going to check it out tonight.

Check out the scene after the jump.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Wheels