'Pain and Gain' grabs top spot at US box office



LOS ANGELES- Action comedy "Pain & Gain" starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson grabbed the top spot at the US box office in its debut this weekend, snagging $20 million, industry estimates showed Sunday.
The Paramount Pictures production about bodybuilders caught up in crime pushed "Oblivion" into second place, according to tracker Exhibitor Relations.



'Pain and Gain' grabs top spot at US box office
The post-apocalyptic action flick starring Tom Cruise picked up $17.4 million in ticket sales, ahead of "42," a biopic about trailblazing black baseball star Jackie Robinson, which came third with $10.7 million.
The fourth spot, with $7.5 million, went to new arrival "The Big Wedding" -- a star-studded comedy featuring Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton and Robin Williams.
"The Croods" -- a stone-age cartoon -- came fifth, collecting $6.6 million, outperforming action sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," which earned $3.6 million.
"Scary Movie 5," the latest installment in the slasher-comedy franchise, took the seventh spot with $3.5 million.
Action thriller "Olympus Has Fallen," in which terrorists capture the White House and hold the president hostage, followed with $2.8 million.
"The Place Beyond the Pines," starring Oscar nominees Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper trailed in ninth place with $2.7 million.
Rounding out the top 10 at $2.3 million was the 3D re-release of Steven Spielberg's 1993 dinosaur classic "Jurassic Park."
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Monday, April 29th 2013
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