It's the first box office wrap up of the summer movie season, and we already have a new 2nd highest grossing film of 2013.
No surprise here: Iron Man 3 (read our review) takes the number 1 spot with $175 million. It's not as high as The Avengers' $207 million record-breaking opening weekend, but Iron Man 3's 3-day total is good enough for the number 2 spot.
Despite a substantial amount of fan backlash over the film's many surprises (feel free to sound off on those in our Iron Man 3 spoilers discussion), the power of Tony Stark continues to shine. Marvel upped the film's budget in an effort to make a "bigger" film, and they have been justly rewarded with a very big box office return.
Iron Man 3 has also been killing it overseas – the film opened last weekend in select international markets – and is up to $504 million in foreign grosses, which brings its worldwide total up to $680 million. As of right now, the film is looking at somewhere in the vicinity of $1.3 billion worldwide when all is said and done.
Pain & Gain comes in at number 2 with $7 million. Michael Bay's first low budget film in…forever has grossed $33 million over two weeks, which puts it on track to be one of the director's weakest performing films.
In at number 3 is 42 with $6 million. The Jackie Robinson biopic continues to hold a spot in the top 3 after four weeks, and has grossed $78 million in the process.
Oblivion is the number 4 film this weekend with $5 million. Though the film has grossed a very respectable $75 million over three weeks, it has raked in a whopping $146 million overseas.
Rounding out the top 5 is The Croods with $4.2 million. At one point, The Croods was this year's number 2 highest grossing film with $168 million, but all that changed in one fell swoop thanks to Iron Man 3. Still, number 3 isn't bad.
The Big Wedding takes the number 6 spot this weekend with $3.8 million. The R rated ensemble comedy has made $14 million in its first two weeks, which isn't bad considering it had very little marketing. Unfortunately, the film cost $35 million to make.
The coming-of-age film Mud was able to crack the top 10 this weekend, coming in at number 7 with $2.1 million. The film, which stars Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, had a higher per screen average ($3,733) than every other film in the top 10 except Iron Man 3. Mud's domestic total is now up to $5 million.
Seemingly out of nowhere, Oz the Great and Powerful jumps up to the number 8 spot with $1.8 million, which is small potatoes considering the film has already banked $228 million domestically, and $484 million worldwide.
Scary Movie 5 comes in at number 9 with $1.4 million, which brings its domestic total up to $29 million. The future of this once very profitable franchise is obviously in question, especially considering this particular entry cost $20 million to make.
And rounding out the top 10 is The Place Beyond the Pines with $1.29 million. The film has finally surpassed its $15 million budget and is now up to $18 million in domestic grosses.
Outside the top 10: The Iceman (read our review) opened with $93,000 on only 4 screens for a per screen average of $23,275. Here's a chance to see Michael Shannon in a villainous role prior to Man of Steel.
[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates - based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released Monday, May 6th - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]
Source: Box Office Mojo
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