The Great Gatsby wasn't great enough to displace Iron Man 3 at the top of the box office.
The superhero sequel was the number-one movie for the second weekend in a row, earning an estimated 72.5 million dollars. It has now made approximately 285 million since its release in the U.S. a week and a half ago. It opened earlier overseas, where it's collected 664.1 million.
The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, had a debut that surpassed expectations. The adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel raised 51.1 million dollars at the domestic box office.
The other movie to open in wide release, the comedy Peeples, premiered in fourth place, with 4.9 million.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday, May 10th, through Sunday, May 12th, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:
1. Iron Man 3, $72.5 million.
2. The Great Gatsby, $51.1 million.
3. Pain and Gain, $5 million.
4. Peeples, $4.9 million.
5. 42, $4.7 million.
6. Oblivion, $3.9 million.
7. The Croods, $3.6 million.
8. The Big Wedding, $2.5 million.
9. Mud, $2.4 million.
10. Oz the Great and Powerful, $802,000.