Box Office: ‘The Great Gatsby’ Popping Towards $50 Million

The Great Gatsby

'Iron Man 3' Will Easily Win the Weekend With $70 Million

Despite mixed reviews, Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” is having a ball at the U.S. box office.

The 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel is sporting a robust $18.5 million Friday for a weekend tally north of $50 million, according to early estimates.

The Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer could finish even higher depending on Mother’s Day sales, analysts predict.

Budgeted at $100 million, “Gatsby” reps one of the few female-targeted pics in a summer full of male-driven action tentpoles. Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton co-star in the stylized feature.

This weekend’s othertop performer, “Iron Man 3,” should easily beat “Gatsby” for first place, with an impressive $70 million in its second week of release.

Disney/Marvel’s 3D “Iron Man,” bowing a few weeks earlier overseas, could reach the $1 billion mark worldwide early next week.

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  1. Fitzzz says:

    I plan on seeing this film mid week during the day, so not as crowded
    For people who are putting down Moulin Rouge, what’s that all about ?
    Moulin Rouge is a wonderful film, and one you can see over and over, the kind that you would actually BUY the DVD
    I’M going to the movies to be entertained, I want fantasy
    and if the car shown zipping over the Queensboro bridge was not available for another year or so, who cares, same thing for the fashions, it’s all about giving the viewer the feel, the sense of the opulence the magic that was the time,

  2. THE GREAT GATSBY is anything but Great !The visual equivalent of Classic Comics ;a lowering of all intelligence ;additions of rap-ghetto ` music ` ; this dumbing -down is completed by casting Leonardo (I can`t grow up) Decaprio as Gatsby ! Baz Lehrmannn whose MOULIN ROUGE was a two-hour Coke commercial , here proves that he too, Can`t grow up !!!!! HO-HUMMMMMM!!!!!!

  3. onmedea says:

    Here is the most hilarious review you will read for “The Great Gatsby” – from a Finnish film critic who really didn’t get it.

  4. Tom Ryan says:

    I’ve yet to see this version of “Gatsby,” but from the clips & stills published, it looks to be a fabulous film in the grand Hollwood style…
    Two of the “fabulous” items that caught my eye:
    1) He drives a Duesenberg Model J. I’ll admit that a “Duesey” is a “cooler” car than a Rolls, but since this model Duesenberg was not first made until late 1929, he couldn’t have been driving one; unless they’ve rewritten the story to take place only in 1929. This also goes for many of the cars the rich are shown driving– they’re all 1930s classics…
    2) The style of shirts/collars seen on many of the tux attired gentlemen are 1950s-60s vintage. The vogue in the ’20s was plain fronts with wing collars…

  5. George Valentin says:

    I saw THE GREAT GATSBY today and I’m grateful I did. I hope the movie goers don’t listen to the film critics who are bashing this movie.

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