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'Pain And Gain' Box Office Impresses As Film Wins The Weekend

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Mark Wahlberg saw success at the box office this weekend with the release of "Pain & Gain," his new movie with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, directed by Michael Bay. Also starring Rebel Wilson, Ed Harris, and Anthony Mackie, among others, the action movie won the weekend, making $20 million at 3,277 theaters. Based on a real story of kidnapping, the controversial "Pain & Gain" has seen backlash from both critics and kidnapping victims who feel that the film is inappropriate. "Pain & Gain" earned a CinemaScore of C+ from moviegoers this weekend.

Tom Cruise's "Oblivion" and Jackie Robinson biopic "42" both continued successful box office runs, taking the number two and three spots, respectively. Led by Joseph Kosinski, "Oblivion" made $17.4 million at 3,792 theaters. The science-fiction film, which also features Morgan Freeman, has made $64.7 million since its April 19 release. Starring Chadwick Boseman as the famed Robinson, "42" made $10.72 million at 3,405 theaters. The drama, which had an estimated budget of $40 million, has reached a total domestic gross of $69.07 million.

Also opening this week was "The Big Wedding." The comedy had a less-than-impressive opening, making $7.5 million at 2,633 theaters this weekend, for the number four spot. Starring Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Williams, among others, "The Big Wedding" had an estimated budget of $35 million. The Justin Zackham-led film has received mixed-to-negative reviews from critics, and a CinemaScore of C+ from moviegoers.

Rounding out the top five for the weekend was "The Croods," taking the number five spot. The animated flick made $6.6 million at 3,283 theaters, bringing its total domestic gross to $163 million since its release. Featuring Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone, "The Croods" had an estimated budget of $135 million.

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