Weekend Recap: What Happened at the Box Office?

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May 13th, 2013

Weekend Recap: What Happened at the Box Office?

"The Great Gatsby" performed well during the weekend of May 10, but still did not outpace "Iron Man 3." The 1920s epic earned $51,115,000. When Nick Carraway comes to Long Island, he becomes obsessed with the mysterious, powerful Jay Gatsby and the alluringly beautiful Daisy Buchanan. As his life gradually entwines with theirs, the na•ve young man begins to experience the dark side of Gatsby's decadent lifestyle. The film has a PG-13 rating for partying, smoking, brief language, violent imagery, and mature content.

"Peeples" saw earnings of $4,850,000 during its first weekend in theaters. Grace and Wade only one have big milestone left as a couple. Wade needs to meet Grace's demanding and intimidating family. When Wade jumps the gun and arrives at the family reunion, he faces the toughest challenge of his life, with his future marriage hanging in the balance. "The Peeples" has a PG-13 rating for mature content, drug material, and language.
Continuing Films

"Iron Man 3" continues to rule the box office rankings, with weekend profits of $72,472,000. Overall, the superhero flick has brought in more than $284 million. Caught in an existential crisis, Tony Stark has lost his usual cocky demeanor. Stark has to find his confidence in a hurry when a new terrorist appears on the scene, hell-bent on bringing Iron Man down. With help from his faithful companion, Pepper Potts, Iron Man undertakes the fight of his life. "Iron Man 3" has a PG-13 rating for brief suggestive content and intense sci-fi action and violence.

"Pain & Gain" earned $5 million, adding to its overall earnings of more than $41 million. A crew of gym trainers decides to seek out a better living, and extortion seems like the easiest way to achieve the dream. Unfortunately, the criminals are not experienced enough to pull off their ambitious heist, leading to disastrous and life-changing consequences. The movie's R rating is due to strong bloody violence, crude content, nudity, drug use, and language.

"42" saw weekend profits of $4,650,000. The Brooklyn Dodgers are about to gain a new player. He is no ordinary athlete. Jackie Robinson is a true star, and his race is not about to hold him back. Amidst the racial tensions of the 1940s, Robinson hits home run after home run, proving his worth both on and off the baseball field. Since its debut, the biopic has earned over $84 million. The movie's PG-13 rating is due to thematic material that includes language.

Thanks to weekend earnings of $3,864,000, "Oblivion" has now earned over $81 million. In the year 2077, the planet Earth is almost unrecognizable. For the first time since the dawn of mankind, humans have to seek shelter somewhere else. Jack Harper is one of the few humans left behind. When he encounters a mysterious woman and starts to regain his lost memories, Jack realizes that there may be more going on than the authorities admit. Nudity, sensuality, sci-fi action violence, and brief strong language contribute to the PG-13 rating.

"The Croods" made $3,600,000 in box office profits over the weekend. Since it opened, the film has earned more than $173 million. Along with their new friend, Guy, Eep Crood and the rest of her family set off to discover a new home. The journey proves to be one of the most dangerous experiences of their lives, but also one of the most exciting and eye-opening. During their voyage, the Croods will learn important lessons about taking chances. "The Croods" has a PG rating for scary action sequences.

Movies to DVD

"Cloud Atlas" releases on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday, May 14. The inventive movie follows different stories, spanning the boundaries of space and time. From an ocean voyage in 1849 to a post-apocalyptic society that dwells in the distant future, each tale shares a similar thread, tying the characters together in unexpected ways. The film has an R rating for violence, language, drug use, nudity, and mature content.
"Tex Chainsaw 3D" continues a beloved horror legacy. When a young woman embarks on a road trip to discover her unknown past, she ends up finding out more than she bargained for. What she encounters is a legacy filled with violence, gore, and hostility, and the story is not over just yet. The horror film's R rating is due to violence and language.

"A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" is a film written by Roman Coppola, starring Bill Murray and Charlie Sheen. After a graphic designer suffers a break-up with his girlfriend, his grip on reality loosens. As he struggles to move on from the past, Charles lives inside his own mind, playing out elaborate fantasies that may help him heal his reality. The quirky movie has an R rating for nudity and language.