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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Gatsby’ Was No Match for ‘Iron Man’

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Despite its buzz, glamour, and the return of Leonardo DiCaprio in a Baz Luhrman production, The Great Gatsby clearly stood no chance against Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man this weekend.

Iron Man 3 took in an impressive $72.4 million, securing its second consecutive week at the top while The Great Gatsby debuted with $51.1 million. Pain and Gain fell to number three with just $5 million and Tyler Perry Presents Peeples earned $4.8 million in its first week, marking it as number four in the box office chart. The baseball drama 42 fell two spots with its $4.6 million take, rounding out the top five.

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1. Iron Man 3, Disney, $72,472,000 (avg. $17,040)
2. The Great Gatsby (2013), Warner Bros., $51,115,000 (avg. $14,460)
3. Pain and Gain, Paramount, $5,000,000 (avg. $1,514)
4. Tyler Perry Presents Peeples, Lionsgate, $4,850,000 (avg. $2,376)
5. 42, Warner Bros., $4,650,000 (avg. $1,587)
6. Oblivion, Universal, $3,864,000 (avg. $1,395)
7. The Croods, Fox, $3,600,000 (avg. $1,358)
8. The Big Wedding, Lionsgate, $2,500,000 (avg. $1,088)
9. Mud, Roadside Attractions, $2,343,000 (avg. $2,744)
10. Oz The Great and Powerful, Disney, $802,000 (avg. $1,036)

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