BOX OFFICE: IRON MAN 3 Holds On To #1 Despite Competition From THE GREAT GATSBY
Iron Man 3 only just managed to stay in the top spot on Friday after Warner Bros.' The Great Gatsby opened across North America, but the Marvel Studios threequel is expected to still reign supreme by the end of this weekend. Hit the jump for details!
Warner Bros. must be feeling very pleased with themselves this weekend after The Great Gatsby took an admirable $19.4 million after opening late on Thursday. Iron Man 3 was only slightly ahead with $19.7 million, a 72% drop from last Friday's huge opening. The Baz Luhrmann helmed take on the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald 1925 novel is expected to gross $53 million in its first weekend, although Mother's Day tomorrow may end up giving it a slight boost. Regardless, this still won't be enough to topple Iron Man 3 as the Shane Black helmed threequel is expected to end up with upwards of $67 million over by close of business on Sunday. That's a 62% drop from last week, but a very solid hold. As we reported yesterday, the movie is well on its way to crossing the $900 million mark today, despite Star Trek Into Darkness opening in key territories like the UK. What are you guys planning on checking out on the big screen this weekend?
Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin
Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
Don Cheadle as Rhodey/War Machine
Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian
Rebecca Hall as Dr. Maya Hansen
Ashley Hamilton as Jack Taggert
James Badge Dale as Eric Savin
Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan
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