Monday, May 13, 2013

'Iron Man' beats strong 'Gatsby' in box office showdown

Cast members Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow pose at the premiere of "Iron Man 3" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood, California April 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Tony Stark's superpowers lifted blockbuster "Iron Man 3" back to the top of movie charts in the United States and Canada, beating out a strong debut over the weekend for lavish Jazz Age drama "The Great Gatsby."
Coming off a gigantic opening a week earlier, "Iron Man 3" commanded $72.5 million in ticket sales from Friday through Sunday in its second weekend. "Gatsby," starring Leonardo DiCaprio as millionaire Jay Gatsby in the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald tale, earned a strong $51.1 million, according to studio estimates.

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