May 12, 2013

'Gatsby' gives 'Iron Man 3' a run for its money

The Associated Press

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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)

"This is on a trajectory like no other individual superhero movie we've ever seen," said Paul Dergarabedian, an analyst for box-office tracker "In less than three weeks, this thing is honing in on a billion dollars. It's just a testament to the incredible popularity of this character."

The movie already has far surpassed the franchise best of $624 million worldwide for "Iron Man 2."

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. "Iron Man 3," $72.5 million ($89.3 million international).

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 ($11.7 million international).

7. "The Croods," $3.6 million ($17.3 million international).

8. "The Big Wedding," $2.5 million ($2 million international).

9. "Mud," $2.4 million.

10. "Oz the Great and Powerful," $802,000.


Estimated weekend ticket sales at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada) for films distributed overseas by Hollywood studios, according to Rentrak:

1. "Iron Man 3," $89.3 million.

2. "Star Trek: Into Darkness," $31.7 million.

3. "The Croods," $17.3 million.

4. "Oblivion," $11.7 million.

5. "Les Profs," $3.7 million.

6. "Boomerang Family," $3.6 million.

7. "Scary Movie 5," $2.7 million.

8. "Evil Dead," $2.6 million.

9. "Hanni and Nanni 3," $2.3 million.

10. "The Big Wedding," $2 million.


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