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‘Gatsby’ is great, but ‘Iron Man 3’ mightier at box office

LOS ANGELES — Gatsby looks almost as great as a superhero at the weekend box office.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘‘The Great Gatsby’’ partied like it was the Roaring Twenties with a $51.1 million debut that made it a surprisingly strong runner-up to comic-book blockbuster ‘‘Iron Man 3.’’

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