It’s a Great Debut for “Gatsby” at the Box Office

the-great-gatsby-article-poBaz Luhrman‘s stunning new epic drama The Great Gatsby based on the iconic book opened way above expectations this weekend with $51 million. That was a huge number for a historical film that is geared towards women but the appeal of Leonardo DiCaprio and Luhrman’s artistry clearly pulled in a lot of fans. I have to say I’m thrilled for the successful opening because I loved the movie. (The Great Gatsby is a fantastic American tragedy that is sumptuous and gorgeous to behold with fantastic performances by DiCaprio and Joel Edgerton. Grade: A) … While Gatsby‘s opening was great, it still could only manage second place as Iron Man 3 took in a huge $72 million in its sophomore frame for a big $284 million to date… The other new film opening this weekend, Tyler Perry Presents Peeples, tanked big time with just $4.8 million, the first casualty of the summer movie season…. We’ll see how Gatsby and Iron Man hold up against the new Star Trek film next weekend, but in the meantime, check out the new top ten below. And head to Box Office Mojo for all the numbers.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 1 Iron Man 3 BV $72,472,000 -58.4% 4,253 – $17,040 $284,893,000 $200 2
2 N The Great Gatsby (2013) WB $51,115,000 – 3,535 – $14,460 $51,115,000 – 1
3 2 Pain and Gain Par. $5,000,000 -33.4% 3,303 +16 $1,514 $41,608,000 $26 3
4 N Tyler Perry Presents Peeples LGF $4,850,000 – 2,041 – $2,376 $4,850,000 $15 1
5 3 42 WB $4,650,000 -23.2% 2,930 -415 $1,587 $84,732,000 $40 5
6 4 Oblivion Uni. $3,864,000 -31.5% 2,770 -660 $1,395 $81,655,000 $120 4
7 5 The Croods Fox $3,600,000 -14.3% 2,650 -265 $1,358 $173,215,000 $135 8
8 6 The Big Wedding LGF $2,500,000 -35.6% 2,298 -335 $1,088 $18,288,000 $35 3
9 7 Mud RAtt. $2,343,000 +8.4% 854 +278 $2,744 $8,363,000 – 3
10 8 Oz The Great and Powerful BV $802,000 -62.0% 774 -386 $1,036 $229,985,000 $215 10

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One Response to “It’s a Great Debut for “Gatsby” at the Box Office”

  1. clairearnaudaubour Says:

    Reblogged this on SPLASH.PR AGENCY and commented:
    Cant wait to see the opening of Cannes film festival with the great Gatsby!

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