Baz Luhrmann’s, “The Great Gatsby” opened with a bang at the box office this weekend, despite the negative reviews it received by movie critics. The 3D rendition of Fitzgerald’s ‘Roaring Twenties’ classic earned a shocking $51.1 million. The film was originally scheduled to have a Christmas release date, but was moved to early May.
The trailers backed with Jay-Z tunes created buzz, and led to skepticism among the film world. Driven by star-power, the film pulled through with a solid opening, while dozens of moviegoers were disappointed leaving the theater.
‘Iron Man 3′ held on to the number one spot this weekend with $72.5 million, putting ‘Gatsby’ in second place. ‘Pain and Gain’ featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson pulled in for third place with just $5 million.