U.S. Box Office Weekend Round Up May 10 – 12, 2013 (Iron Man 3 Smashes #1 Again, The Great Gatsby Shines In #2)

Iron Man 3 IMAXThere 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 GatsbyTHE 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 & GainPAIN & 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_ver4TYLER 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.

 Title Weekend Total
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
5.  42 $4,650,000 $84.7
6.  Oblivion $3,900,000 $81.6
7.  The Croods $3,600,000 $173.2
8.  The Big Wedding $2,500,000 $18.2
9.  Mud
$2,343,000 $8.3
10.  Oz the Great & Powerful
$802,000 $229.9