Well, my feature image and my post thumbnail for the box office feature always reflect the current number 1. I was hoping that I could do some Great Gatsby art, but alas, while The Great Gatsby did mighty well, Iron Man 3 has simply stolen the hearts of the people when it comes down to it. Therefore, as the art and the feature image on the home page reflect our first entry as this weekend’s box office winner is:
#1 - Iron Man 3
Budget: $200 Million
Totals: $72.5 Million Domestic / $664.1 Million Current Foreign Total / $949 Million Worldwide Total
Week Number: 2
I was kind of wondering if Iron Man would beat out The Great Gatsby. In hind sight I should have known. And it’s a good film so I’m not disappointed at all. I liked Iron Man 3 better than The Great Gatsby.
#2 - The Great Gatsby
Totals: $51.1 Million
Week Number: 1
Obviously there has been a lot of excitement about this film, and frankly, that number is not a bad number. Unfortunately, it’s going to face some stiff competition from here on out. I expect this to stay on the charts for a couple of weeks, but I would bet that it will move to about number 4 or 5 next week if I were a betting man.
And ultimately while I greatly enjoyed the style of this film, and it’s storytelling motifs, and general filmmaking, I did not like this film as much as I would have liked due to the story and the perspective, with a lack of proper moral grounding.
#3 - Pain and Gain
Budget: $26 Million
Totals: $5 Million Weekend Gross / $41.6 Million Total Gross
Week Number: 3
Wow did the numbers drop off quick for the number 3 spot. I guess all the money was divided between the first two.
#4 - Tyler Perry Presents Peeples
Budget: $15 Million
Totals: $4.8 Million
Week Number: 1
Umm, what on earth is this? Never heard of it.
#5 - 42
Budget: $40 Million
Totals: $4.6 Million Weekend Gross / $84.7 Million Total Gross
Week Number: 5
Good to see this fine film is still on the charts, even as the stiff competition starts to ramp up. I do expect it to drop off the charts as Star Trek and other summer block busters make their appearance.
#6 - Oblivion
Budget: $120 Million
Totals: $3.9 Million Domestic Weekend Gross / $160.9 Million Current Foreign Total / $242.5 Million Worldwide Total
Week Number: 4
This is a pretty great film and I wish it were doing just a bit better. But with the totals above I can’t really complain too much. Glad it’s still on the charts. As with 42, I don’t expect this to stay visible on the charts for much longer with the competition it’s going to face starting this week.
#7 - The Croods
Budget: $135 Million
Totals: $3.6 Million Weekend Domestic Gross / $360.7 Million Current Foreign Total / $533.9 Million Worldwide Total
Week Number: 8
Wow, this film has serious staying power. Most impressive.
#8 - The Big Wedding
Budget: $35 Million
Totals: $2.5 Million Weekend Gross / $18.3 Million Total
Week Number: 3
I still don’t know what this is. And with a budget like that, and a total as anemic as that, I don’t think it’s going to make back it’s money.