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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Gatsby’ Was No Match for ‘Iron Man’
Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: 20th Century Fox, Buena Vista, Disney, Lionsgate, Paramount, Universal, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Biopics, Drama, Family, Period, Romance, Science Fiction, Sequels, Comedy, Sports, Thrillers, Box Office, New Releases
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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