There’s been a fair amount of uncertainty about how well The Great Gatsby would do, with some wondering whether there was room for it in the usually action-heavy summer release schedule. However it’s done far better than many expected, taking $51 million in its first weekend at the US box office.
It’s particularly good news for Baz Luhrman, as his previous highest grossing movie in North America was Moulin Rouge!, which took $57 million. The Great Gatsby should pass that in the next couple of days.
Even with Gatsby’s great start, it couldn’t beat Iron Man 3, which took $72.5 million in it second weekend.
The only other new entry in the top 10 was Tyler Perry Presents Peeples, which took $4.3 million. It’s one of the worst starts of the year for a film opening on more that 2,000 screens.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of May 10th-12th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||Iron Man 3||$72.4||$284,8|
|2||The Great Gatsby||$51.1||$51.1|
|3||Pain And Gain||$5.0||$41.6|
|4||Tyler Perry Presents Peeples||$4.8||$4.8|
|8||The Big Wedding||$2.5||$18.2|
|10||Oz the Great And Powerful||$0.8||$229.9|