STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS 3D (3,868 screens) took the top spot as expected and came in with an impressive $70.55m and an $18,241 screen average for the 3 day weekend. The film opened on Thursday the 16th which generated a $13.5m day to bring its 4 day opening weekend to $84.1m. From the traditional 3 day weekend stand point INTO DARKNESS came in behind 2009’s reboot on $75m but throwing in the 4th day saw the sequel smash it by 12%. It’s got some stiff competition coming in this week with both FAST & FURIOUS 6 and THE HANGOVER PART III rolling into theatres but this puppy should be able to hit $170m before she finishes up in the U.S.
3D IRON MAN 3 (4,237 screens) continues to impress with its 3rd week bow pulling in $35.18m for an $8,304 screen average. That’s off 51% from last weekend but the sheer resilience with that impressive STAR TREK opening is a testament to the enduring likability of the IRON MAN franchise.The film has now crossed $337m domestically and this will be the highest grossing film of 2013 in the U.S. What is interesting is that IM3 is on 380+ more screens than STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and it’s 3 weeks old!
THE GREAT GATSBY 3D (3,550 screens) continues to impress for 3rd place with $23.42m for it’s 2nd weekend. It is off 53% but a $6,596 screen average is a buoying indicator that the film is still pulling a crowd. This will be totally driven by the female audience and is playing as a perfectly counter programmed title against the big budget franchise actioners. The film has now surpassed $90m domestically and is Baz Luhrmann’s highest grossing film ever.
Opening This Friday May 24, 2013: THE HANGOVER PART III (May 23), FAST & FURIOUS 6, EPIC 3D, BEFORE MIDNIGHT
Figures Collider, Deadline, Box Office Mojo.
|1.||Star Trek Into Darkness||$70,555,500||$84.1|
|2.||Iron Man 3||$35,182,000||$337.1|
|3.||The Great Gatsby||$23,415,000||$90.2|
|4.||Pain and Gain||$3,100,000||$46.6|
|9.||Tyler Perry Presents Peeples||$2,150,000||$7.9|
|10.||The Big Wedding||$1,100,000||$20.2|