There was never any doubt that after a $160m opening weekend that IRON MAN 3 (4,253 screens) was going to be one hell of a challenge to take pole position in week 2. Even though the film fell 58% week on week it still dominated the U.S. box office with a mammoth $72.47m kicking a screen average of $17,040 – what awesome numbers they both are. 3D IRON MAN 3 has now amassed $284.8m domestically and is the highest grossing release of 2013 so far.
THE GREAT GATSBY 3D (3,535 screens) majorly impressed everybody over the weekend by earning a stunning $51.1m with a $14,460 screen average. For a period piece with a strong female skew attached to it GATSBY worked as a perfect example of counter programming. Coupled with a hit soundtrack fused with contemporary acts and the lasting star power of Leonardo DiCaprio, Baz Luhrmann’s flick had a rocky road to the big screen but the date move and extended post production has worked for the flick.
PAIN & GAIN (3,303 screens) fell to 3rd with a $5m weekend that’s off another 33% week on week. With a screen average of $1,514 this puppy is pretty much baked now and you’ll see it fall off half of these screens this week. The film has now grossed $41.6m domestically and will look to finish at around $48m.
TYLER PERRY PRESENTS PEEPLES (2,041 screens) opened and capsized in 4th position with $4.85m. A screen average of $2,376 doesn’t help the films cause opening so softly and the reviews, all mainly negative, didn’t encourage punters to give it a go (38% rotten tomatoes). From here the film will finish just north of $10m.
Opening Friday May 17, 2013: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (16th), BLACK ROCK, FRANCES HA
Figures from Collider, Box Office Mojo.
|1.||Iron Man 3||$72,472,000||$284.8|
|2.||The Great Gatsby 3D||$51,115,000||$51.1|
|3.||Pain & Gain||$5,000,000||$41.6|
|4.||Tyler Perry Presents Peeples||$4,850,000||$4.85|
|8.||The Big Wedding||$2,500,000||$18.2|
|10.|| Oz the Great & Powerful