Weekend Box Office: ‘Iron Man’ Is Greater than ‘Gatsby’
By: ABC Digital
(NEW YORK) — The top two movies this weekend were both about fabulously wealthy people, and their weekend grosses were fittingly high.
The Great Gatsby opened stronger than expected, pulling in $51.1 million dollars for second place, but Iron Man 3 remained in first with $72.2 million.
Iron Man 3 is closing in on $1 billion worldwide.
The other notable opening, Tyler Perry Presents: Peeples, bombed. The comedy opened in fourth place with a paltry $4.85 million gross.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:
01 Iron Man 3 $72.5M
02 The Great Gatsby $51.1M
03 Pain & Gain $5.0M
04 Tyler Perry Presents: Peeples $4.85M
05 42 $4.65M
06 Oblivion $3.864M
07 The Croods $3.6M
08 The Big Wedding $2.5M
09 Mud $2.4M
10 Oz the Great and Powerful $802k
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