Box office: 'Great Gatsby' scores $19.4 million but can't top 'Iron Man 3'
Baz Luhrmann's 3D extravaganza "The Great Gatsby," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, scored an impressive $19.4 million in its opening day.
However, it wasn't quite enough to edge out the reigning champ, Marvel's Robert Downey Jr.-powered "Iron Man 3," which led Friday with $19.7 million.
"Gatsby," based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, is headed for approximately $50 million this weekend, while "Iron Man" could score up to another $70 million. The latter's domestic total already stands at a whopping $232.1 million, with a worldwide total of $795 million.
Meanwhile, in third place was Michael Bay's caper comedy "Pain & Gain," which muscled up another $1.3 million.
The relatively low-budget film stars Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg and has so far earned $37.9 million.
The Tyler Perry-produced "Peeples" debuted in fourth place, earning just $1.1 million.
Kerry Washington and "The Office's" Craig Robinson star in the film, although it doesn't appear likely that it will hit the same box office highs as some of Tyler's previous films.
The Jackie Robinson biopic "42" closed out the top five on Friday, scoring $1.1 million, brining its domestic total to an impressive $81.1 million.
Look for complete weekend estimates tomorrow on HitFix.
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
Let Streaming Genie help you.