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'Iron Man 3' and 'Gatsby' kill at US box office

Fans celebrate the release of The Great Gatsby on May 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois
Fans celebrate the release of The Great Gatsby on May 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Super-hero blockbuster sequel "Iron Man 3" stayed on top at the US box office after it's mega debut a week earlier -- but "The Great Gatsby" was also a power player, indus

Super-hero blockbuster sequel "Iron Man 3" stayed on top at the US box office after it's mega debut a week earlier -- but "The Great Gatsby" was also a power player, industry estimates showed Sunday.

On its second weekend in US theaters, "Iron Man 3," starring Robert Downey Jr as the title character, took in $72.5 million, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.

Added to its take since it opened last weekend with $175.3 million -- the second biggest box office debut ever -- the comic book superhero flick has now racked up a total of $284.9 million.

But "The Great Gatsby," starring Leonardo Di Caprio in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of the literary classic, was a respectable number two, with $51.1 million in box office receipts in its opening weekend.

The rest of the movies in the week's top ten trailed far behind, with action-comedy "Pain and Gain," starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, earning a comparatively paltry $5 million for third place.

In the fourth spot, romantic comedy "Peeples," starring Craig Robinson as a boyfriend who initially fails to impress the tony family of his girlfriend, played by Kerry Washington, took in $4.9 million.

Not far behind was "42," a biopic about trailblazing black baseball star Jackie Robinson, which made $4.7 million for fifth place.

The sixth spot, with $3.9 million, went to "Oblivion," the post-apocalyptic action flick starring Tom Cruise, followed by "The Croods" -- a stone-age cartoon -- in seventh, with $3.6 million.

"The Big Wedding" -- a star-studded comedy featuring Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton and Robin Williams -- came in eighth place, taking in $2.5 million.

"Mud," a coming-of-age story starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, earned an estimated $2.4 million, for ninth place.

And rounding out the top 10 with $802,000 was Walt Disney's 3D fantasy adventure flick "Oz the Great and Powerful," which has earned a grand total of nearly $230 million since it opened ten weeks ago.

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