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Box Office: Iron Man 3 Still Reigns Supreme, Tops The Great Gatsby's Debut

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Iron Man 3 is still king of the box office.

In spite of the Great Gatsby's release, Robert Downey Jr.'s superhero flick remained in the number one spot at this weekend's box office, pulling in $72.5 million. 

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The Great Gatsby's numbers are still notable though, considering it exceeded expectations of a projected $40 million weekend.

Leonardo DiCaprio's highly anticipated 1920's drama pulled in $51.2 million on its debut weekend, giving it the third best opening weekend ever for a film that didn't make it to No.1.

Meanwhile, Pain & Gain landed in the third place spot at $5 million, and Tyler Perry Presents Peeples, which stars Kerry Washington and Craig Robinson, had a less-than-stellar opening weekend with just $4.9 million. 

Peeples wasn't written or directed by Perry, as in his other higher grossing films.

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Pain and Gain Paramount Pictures

Instead, he served as producer for the flick, which only cost about $15 million to make. The film marks the lowest box office opening weekend for Perry thus far, according to Business Insider.

And Jackie Robinson biopic 42 still remained in the top five in its fifth weekend, almost beating out Peeples with $4.7 million. 

Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, per Friday-Sunday studio estimates and stats as compiled per Box Office Mojo:

1. Iron Man 3, $72.5 million

2. The Great Gatsby, $51 million

3. Pain & Gain, $5 million

4. Tyler Perry Presents Peeples, $4.9million

5. 42, $4.7 million

6. Oblivion, $3.9 million 

7. The Croods, $3.6 million

8. The Big Wedding, $2.5 million

9. Mud, $2.3 million

10 Oz the Great and Powerful, $802,000

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