'Iron Man 3' tops 'The Great Gatsby' at Friday box office
Leonardo DiCaprio's charm as Jay Gatsby in "The Great Gatsby" was not enough to dethrone "Iron Man 3" at the box office on Friday, May 10, reports say.
"Iron Man 3," which stars Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, topped Friday's box office with $19.8 million, Entertainment Weekly reports. The film is expected to earn about $70 million for the weekend, which would raise its 10-day box office total to $282 million, according to the news outlet.
"The Great Gatsby" isn't far behind "Iron Man 3." The film, which is an adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel by the same name, earned $19.4 million on Friday and it is expected to earn anywhere between $50-$55 million by the end of the weekend.
The movie also stars Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan, Isla Fisher as Myrtle Wilson and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, the narrator.
Carraway is a Midwesterner who moves to Long Island and finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Gatsby. He is eventually drawn into Gatsby's social circle, and becomes a witness to obsession and tragedy.
Following "Gatsby" at the box office is the Mark Wahlberg movie "Pain & Gain." The film landed in third place and earned $1.3 million on Friday.
"Peeples," which features "Scandal" star Kerry Washington finished in fourth place with $1.2 million. Finishing out the top five for Friday is "42," which tells the story of baseball legend Jackie Robinson. The movie earned $1.1 million.