The weekend’s number one movie was Iron Man 3 once again, as it added $72 million to bring its 10 day total to a whopping $284 million. It’s now the fourth fastest movie to $250 million, as well as the film with the fourth highest second weekend of all time. It’s numbers are even more insane internationally, where Iron Man 3 has already made $664 million. It’s poised to break $1 billion worldwide this week, and has a shot at approaching The Avengers’ worldwide total of $1.5 billion.
Despite those obscene numbers, however, it did not overshadow the opening of The Great Gatsby, whose $51 million opening weekend makes it the third highest opening weekend ever not to be number one (behind only The Day After Tomorrow and Sherlock Holmes). In fact, by Tuesday, The Great Gatsby should surpass Moulin Rouge as Baz Luhrmann’s highest grossing film of all time ($57 million). The opening is also Leonardo DiCaprio’s second best, behind only Inception.
Speaking of DiCaprio, he’s not a very quotable actor. In fact, he’s a bit of a dull interview, which may be why he doesn’t spend as much time promoting his movies as other actors (either that, or he just doesn’t like to do it). I had wanted to compile a list, similar to that of our Robert Downey, Jr. post, on DiCaprio’s best quotes. Unfortunately, that list wouldn’t amount to more than three quotes, at best. However, I did find amusing a quote he made earlier in his career:
“I prefer ordinary girls — you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn’t mean we are dating.”
“Ordinary girls”? College students? Waitresses? That sort of thing?
Huh. Well, here’s a list of DiCaprio’s confirmed romantic relationships over the course of his career.
Kristen Zang (Model)
Claire Danes (Actress)
Amber Valetta (Model)
Gisele Bundchen (Super Model)
Bar Rafeali (Super Model)
Emma Miller (Model)
Blake Lively (Actress)
Erin Heatherton (Model)
Hmm. Weird. Not a lot of college girls and waitresses on that list.