Pain & Gain Muscles Out Top Place
Paramount’s Pain & Gain opened in first place last weekend with $20.24 million. The Michael Bay film stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson. It was a fairly close race for first place, with Pain & Gain topping the second weekend take of Universal’s Oblivion by $2.44 million.
While this weekend’s start was solid, Pain & Gain’s prospects aren’t good as Disney’s highly anticipated Iron Man 3 this Friday.
Oblivion took second place with $17.8 million. The Joseph Kosinski directed sci-fi starring Tom Cruise fell 52 percent from last weekend’s debut. Warner’s 42 placed third with $10.66 million. The Jackie Robinson biopic starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford fell 40 percent from last weekend.
Lionsgate’s The Big Wedding opened in fourth place with $7.59 million. The ensemble comedy featuring Robert De Niro and Katherine Heigl debuted below modest expectations.
|This Week||Last Week||Movie||Weekend Gross||Cumulative Gross||Weeks|
|1||N/A||Pain & Gain||$20.2M||$20.2M||1|
|4||N/A||The Big Wedding||$7.6M||$7.6M||1|
|6||5||G.I. Joe: Retaliation||$3.7M||$116.5M||5|
|7||Scary Movie 5||$3.4M||$27.5M||3|
|8||7||Olympus Has Fallen||$2.9M||$97.2M||6|
|9||6||The Place Beyond the Pines||$2.7M||$16.2M||5|
|10||9||Jurassic Park 3D||$2.4M||$42.1M||4|
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