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'The Great Gatsby' has strong debut at box office, but falls behind 'Iron Man 3'

Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) appears in a scene from Marvel's 'Iron Man 3.' (Marvel / Walt Disney Pictures)
May 13, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
"Iron Man 3" won the box office again, but "The Great Gatsby" enjoyed a strong opening weekend.

Leonard DiCaprio's "The Great Gatsby" partied like it was the Roaring '20s, ending up in second place with more than $51 million.

Robert Downey Jr.'s superhero sequel pulled in $72.5 million domestically to raise its total to $284.9 million after just 10 days in U.S. theaters.

In third place was "Pain and Gain," which raked in another $5 million. "Peeples" and "42" rounded out the top five.

The top 10 films of the weekend were:

1. "Iron Man 3," $72.5 million ($89.3 million international).
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 ($11.7 million international).
7. "The Croods," $3.6 million ($17.3 million international).
8. "The Big Wedding," $2.5 million ($2 million international).
9. "Mud," $2.4 million.
10. "Oz the Great and Powerful," $802,000.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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