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Yeah, 'Iron Man 3' Did Pretty Well

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Your weekend box office:

1. Iron Man 3 - $175.3 million, making for the second-biggest opening ever behind The Avengers. People love Gwyneth Paltrow movies!

2. Pain and Gain - $7.6 million, once again proving The Rock to be our closest equivalent to a guy in an inhumanly-powerful suit.

3. 42 - $6.2 million, surprisingly holding on better than Oblivion despite having been out a week longer. Probably because of something about baseball and nothing about Tom Cruise growing increasingly difficult to see as anything but a crazy person.

4. Oblivion - $5.8 million. It's probably just that he's so iconic as Jack Reacher that no one wants to accept him as any other characters. Right?

5. The Croods - $4.2 million--a value reflecting the sorrow felt by kids who really wished Mom had remembered to get tickets to Iron Man earlier.

Weekend Box Office Results [Box Office Mojo]

  • May 13, 2013
    Your weekend box office: 1. Iron Man 3 - $72.5 million, holding off Baz Luhrmann's new release to remain America's most important literary adaptation. 2. The Great Gatsby - $51 million, a strong debut despite its failing to take out last week's leader. It should hold up reaso... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2013
    While Iron Man 3 was out making $195 million overseas this weekend, here's what happened in the domestic box office: 1. Pain and Gain - $20 million. It's a weak opening by Michael Bay standards, but lucky for Michael Bay, he doesn't really worry all that much about standards. ... / Continue →
  • April 22, 2013
    Your weekend box office: 1. Oblivion - $38.2 million. Looks like Cruise has still got that movie star magic of there not being any other new films to see this weekend. 2. 42 - $18 million, still performing well thanks to strong word of mouth. Specifically, the words of co-sta... / Continue →
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