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Iron Man still flying, Gatsby No. 2 with $51 million

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

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It was good news-bad news for “The Great Gatsby.” 
 
Baz Luhrmann’s eye-popping, often overwhelming (especially in 3-D) version of the classic topped $50 million but it wasn’t enough to ground “Iron Man 3.” 
 
The third movie featuring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man grossed an estimated $72,472,000, according to Hollywood.com. It is playing on 4,253 screens, some with 3-D or IMAX, which bring in extra revenue. 
 
In North America, it’s reached $284,893,000 and internationally, another $664.1 million for nearly a billion worldwide at $949 million. 
 
“The Great Gatsby,” meanwhile, earned $51,115,000, which in almost any other week would have made it king of the box office. It, too, had 3-D to give its bottom line a boost. Plus Leonardo DiCaprio, above. 
 
The remaining part of the top 10:
 
3. “Pain & Gain” — $5,000,000, bringing its total to $41,608,000.
4. “Tyler Perry Presents Peeples” — $4,850,000.
5. “42” — $4,650,000, for $84,732,000 to date. 
6. “Oblivion” — $3,864,150, for $81,655,765 so far. 
7. “The Croods” — $3,600,000, bumping its North American total to $173,215,477.
8. “The Big Wedding” — $2,500,000, for $18,287,691 since release. 
9. “Mud” — $2,400,000, still in very limited release, with $8,400,000 to date. 
10. “Oz the Great and Powerful” — $802,000, for $229,985,000 to date. 
 
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