‘The Great Gatsby’ wins close international battle

May 20th, 2013 - Graham Eley

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, claimed the No 1 spot at the international weekend box office after winning a tight three-way battle with ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ and ‘Iron Man 3’.

 

After a high profile Cannes world premiere and exceeding expectations domestically, ‘The Great Gatsby’ opened in fifty international territories, taking $42.1m overall.  The F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation continued to overcome a critical mauling, with Russia being its most successful market on $6.1m.

 

Last weekend’s No. 1, ‘Iron Man 3’, grossed a further $40.2m in second place following another impressive session.  The Marvel/Disney blockbuster has now taken $736.2m internationally after four weekends in play.

 

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ extended to forty-one markets after testing the water in just seven last weekend.  J.J. Abrams’ space sequel earned $40m over the three days, with its international running total now standing at $80.5m.

 

Meanwhile, Universal launched the worldwide release of ‘Fast & Furious 6’ in the UK and Ireland and it grossed a whopping $13.8m for the studio’s highest three day release in the territory.  Justin Lin’s action thriller opens in North America on Friday.generic sildalissildalis tabletsgeneric sildalis onlinetablets sildalis onlinesildalis genericbuy sildalis canadasildalis purchase

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