Movies like Iron Man 3 rarely cede the top spot in the box office after just one week. Unfortunately for The Great Gatsby, Iron Man 3 is a movie like Iron Man 3. The Marvel Phase 2 kickoff earned $72.47 million in its 2nd weekend, bringing its total to $284.9 million.
The Great Gatsby came in 2nd place in its opening weekend. Baz Luhrmann's F.Scott Fitzgerald adaptation earned $51.1 million.
Dropping from 2nd to 3rd place is Pain and Gain. The Michael Bay action comedy took in $5 million to being its total to $41.6 million.
Peeples and 42 came in 4th and 5th place. The new comedy and the Jackie Robinson biopic grossed $4.9 million and $4.7 million, respectively.
Box office top 10:
1. Iron Man 3, $72.5 million
2. The Great Gatsby, $51.1 million
3. Pain and Gain, $5 million
4. Peeples, $4.9 million
5. 42, $4.7 million
6. Oblivion, $3.9 million
7. The Croods, $3.6 million
8. The Big Wedding, $2.5 million
9. Mud, $2.3 million
10. Oz the Great and Powerful, $.8 million