'Iron Man 3' Holds off 'The Great Gatsby' on Monday

on May 14, 2013 by Daniel Garris

Iron Man 3 took in $4.62 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for an eleventh consecutive day. It was a fairly close race on Monday between Disney's blockbuster superhero sequel and Warner's The Great Gatsby, with Iron Man 3 leading by $252,575 for the day. Iron Man 3 was down 78 percent from Sunday, as daily holds in general were down sharply from Sunday's Mother's Day inflated grosses. In comparison to last Monday, Iron Man 3 was down 59 percent. Iron Man 3 has grossed $289.56 million in eleven days, which leaves the film just $10.44 million away from reaching the $300 million domestic milestone. The film is currently running 35 percent stronger than the $214.92 million eleven-day take of 2010's Iron Man 2 and 24 percent behind the $380.99 million eleven-day start of last year's Marvel's The Avengers.

The Great Gatsby grossed $4.36 million to place in second. The Baz Luhrmann directed film starring Leonardo DiCaprio fell 66 percent from Sunday. That represented one of the day's stronger daily hold among wide releases. With The Great Gatsby skewing heavily towards older moviegoers, it is likely that midweek grosses for the film will remain relatively strong going forward. The Great Gatsby is outpacing pre-release expectations with a four day start of $54.45 million. The film is currently running 70 percent ahead of the $31.99 million four-day start of last year's Dark Shadows and just 12 percent behind the $61.59 million four-day take of last year's Snow White and the Huntsman.

Paramount's Pain and Gain finished in a very distant third place with $0.471 million. Universal's Oblivion and Warner's 42 followed with respective daily takes of $0.360 million and $0.327 million. Respective total grosses for the high-profile April releases stand at $84.99 million in 32 days for 42, at $82.27 million in 25 days for Oblivion and at $42.08 million in 18 days for Pain and Gain.

Tyler Perry Presents Peeples continued its very disappointing start with $0.303 million on Monday.  The comedy from Lionsgate starring Craig Robinson and Kerry Washington has grossed just $4.91 million through four days of release.

Tags: Peeples, 42, Oblivion, Pain and Gain, The Great Gatsby, Iron Man 3

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