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Great Gatsby Beats Iron Man 3 In Box Office Showdown

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:34


Now this is rather interesting as the box office numbers for Wednesday were released which reveals that The Great Gatsby came in as the #1 movie in America, beating out Iron Man 3.

And the Leonard DiCaprio-starring film appeared in less movie theaters.

The Great Gatsby raked in $3.9 million from 3,535 theaters vs. Iron Man 3's $3.85 million from 4,253 theaters (via Deadline).

Bear in mind this is for one day only and Iron Man 3 came out a week prior to The Great Gatsby.

Iron Man 3 also took over $70 million in its second week versus around $55 million for Gatsby's opener.

Iron Man 3 is still on its way to a billion which it will achieve before the start of the weekend.

For comparison, The Avengers scored $6.3 million in its second Wednesday opener.

The fanboys may note (I'm one of them) that Iron Man 3 has less of re-watch value than something like The Avengers, with most complaining about the poor quality of the script as well as the "twist."