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It was a near run thing, but in the end "Iron Man 3" proved to be too powerful even for "The Great Gatsby," as Film.com is reporting the Marvel superhero epic took in an estimated $72.5 million in its second weekend to win the box office crown again.
Still, director Baz Luhrmann has to be pretty happy with the performance of "The Great Gatsby," which outpaced expectations to the tune of a cool $51.1 million. Looks like "Titanic" star Leonardo DiCaprio apparently still has his period piece magic.
Of course, all that success and excess came at a cost, and it was the new comedy "The Peeples" paying the price, as the Craig Robinson vehicle earned just $4.9 million in its debut.
For a look at the full box office top ten, head to Film.com.
Ben Franklin once famously said that the only two certainties in life were death and taxes. But that's only because he wasn't aware of this weekend's box office matchup, which was as sure a thing as this world has ever seen thanks to the debut of "Iron Man 3."
And according to Film.com, lightning has indeed struck a third time, as "Iron Man 3" earned an estimated $175.3 million in its opening weekend to record the second highest opening in history, behind only Marvel's "The Avengers." That film brought in an incredible $207.4 million last year.
For a full run down of the weekend's box office top ten, head over to Film.com. But seriously, don't expect to see much going on other than "Iron Man 3." It's basically the only game in town.
There was good news and bad news for "Pain & Gain" at the box office this weekend according to Film.com. The good news: Michael Bay's new comedy, which stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, took the top spot with an estimated $20 million debut. The bad news: It's going to get absolutely steamrolled by "Iron Man 3" next weekend, as Marvel's latest superhero epic earned over $195 million in its international opening.
And the feeling that this weekend was just the calm before the storm carried over to the rest of the box office, which was down nearly 20% from last year. "Oblivion" managed to hold onto second place with an estimated $17.6 million, but the new romcom "The Big Wedding" was a big flop, drawing just $7.5 million in its opening weekend.
For a full rundown of this weekend's box office figures, head to Film.com.
Tom Cruise proved once again that you just can't keep him down, as the ageless action star powered "Oblivion" to an easy win at the box office this weekend to the tune of $38.2 million according to Film.com.
Of course, some of the credit for "Oblivion's" strong performance goes to the fact that there weren't any other new releases this weekend. So having no competition certainly helped. And it also helped returning films like "42," which finished in second place with $18 million, and "The Croods," which hung onto the third spot with $9.5 million.
Still, a win is a win. And this is a win Cruise will be taking straight to the bank.
For a full rundown of this weekend's box office top 10, head to Film.com.
The new Jackie Robinson biopic "42" hit a home run at the box office this weekend, earning an estimated $27.3 million according to Film.com to easily take the top spot.
Easily because this weekend's other new release, "Scary Movie 5," hit a weak popup to short, bringing in just $15.2 million for a second place debut. That doesn't sound too bad until you consider the fact that "Scary Movie 4," which came out way back in 2006, earned $40.2 million in its opening weekend. How the mighty have fallen.
It will be interesting to see whether or not "42" can maintain its momentum once it goes up against stiffer competition: Tom Cruise's sci-fi epic "Oblivion" is set to hit theaters this Friday. Until then, though, head over to Film.com for a look at this weekend's box office top ten.
That was the battle cry at theaters around the country this weekend, as "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" dominated the box office, earning an estimated $41.2 million according to Film.com. That figure rises to $51.7 million with Wednesday and Thursday figures added in.
"The Host," meanwhile, fell flat on its face as fans of Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight" franchise apparently could not care less about aliens (or movies without Taylor Lautner's abs and Robert Pattinson's hair). With just $11 million in the bank, "The Host" only managed a distant sixth place debut.
The news was much better for "Tyler Perry's Temptation," which debuted in third with a strong $22.3 million opening. For a full look at the box office top ten, including figures for returning hits "The Croods" and "Olympus Has Fallen," head to Film.com.
Neanderthals may not have known the secret of fire, but they apparently knew how to make crowd-pleasing movies, as according to Film.com, the animated stone age family adventure "The Croods" topped the box office this weekend with an estimated $44.7 million.
And "The Croods" wasn't the only thick-browed example of pre-humanity to do well, as Gerard Butler's "Olympus Has Fallen" also opened strong, bringing in an estimated $30.5 million in its debut.
That left little on the bone for Tina Fey's new comedy "Admission," which bombed out to the tune of only $6.4 million. For a full look at the weekend box office, including the buzzed about limited release "Spring Breakers" and returning champ "Oz the Great and Powerful," head to Film.com.
There was no magic for "Burt Wonderstone" this weekend as the new Steve Carell comedy about Las Vegas illusionists bombed out to the tune of a paltry $10.3 million according to Film.com, opening the way for "Oz the Great and Powerful" to win its second box office title in a row.
And it wasn't even close, as "Oz the Great and Powerful" brought in an impressive $42.2 million, pushing its ten day total to $145 million domestically and $281.8 million worldwide.
That was more than enough to hold off a surprisingly strong debut from second place finisher "The Call," as the Halle Berry thriller has already turned a profit with a $17.1 million opening weekend.
For a full run down of the box office top ten, including figures for returning films like "Jack the Giant Slayer," head to Film.com.
"Oz the Great and Powerful" crushed it at the box office this weekend, as according to Film.com the "Wizard of Oz" prequel racked up an impressive $80.3 million for the biggest debut of the year and the third biggest March debut ever.
And considering "Oz the Great and Powerful" also brought in an additional $69.9 million overseas for a worldwide total of $150.2 million, it's safe to say that the legendary Wizard still has plenty of magic left in him.
Of course, with "Oz the Great and Powerful" dominating the cineplex, that meant that everything else took a complete header, particularly fellow new release "Dead Man Down," which lived up to its title by earning just $5.4 million.
For a full run down of the weekend box office, head to Film.com.
"Jack the Giant Slayer" won the box office crown this weekend but according to Film.com it was a Pyrrhic victory at best, as the film's total of $28 million still puts it on pace to be an epic flop despite debuting at number one.
And "Jack the Giant Slayer" wasn't the only giant disappointment at the box office, as fellow new releases "21 and Over" and "The Last Exorcism Part II" both tanked as well, bringing in just $9 million and $8 million respectively.
Pretty much the only bright spot of the weekend was Melissa McCarthy's "Identity Thief," which topped the $100 million mark in its fourth week of release. Overall, though, Hollywood is just holding its breath for next weekend's release of "Oz the Great and Powerful."
For the full weekend box office top ten, head to Film.com.