Gatsby Glitters, but Fails to Outshine Iron Man

'Iron Man 3' pulls in $72.5M
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2013 4:54 PM CDT
Gatsby Glitters, But Fails to Outshine Iron Man
This film publicity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in a scene from The Great Gatsby.   (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

Despite mediocre reviews, Baz Luhrmann's glitzy adaptation of The Great Gatsby had a strong $51.1 million opening weekend. bCt it wasn't enough to knock franchise favorite Iron Man 3 off the top box office spot—the Robert Downey Jr. blockbuster pulled $72.5 million in its second weekend, says the Hollywood Reporter. Less dazzling was the performance of the Tyler Perry-backed Peeples, which had an opening weekend of only $4.9 million, putting it in the No. 4 position. Rounding out the top 5: Pain and Gain at No. 3 ($41.6 million) and 42 at No. 5 ($4.7 million).

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X