1. Pain And Gain (Paramount) PPI $20m (NE)
2. Oblivion (Universal) UPI $17.4m ($64.7m) (1)
3. 42 (Warner Bros/Legendary) $10.7m ($69.1m) (2)
4. The Big Wedding (Lionsgate) Lionsgate International $7.5m (NE)
5. The Croods (DreamWorks Animation-Fox) Fox Int’l $6.6m ($163m) (3)
Michael Bay’s ‘Pain & Gain’, starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, won the North American weekend box office but its $20m return was below market expectations. The bodybuilding action comedy, which has provoked controversy for allegedly making light of a vicious real life extortion gang, received a disappointing ‘C+’ CinemaScore on its Friday debut.
Last weekend’s No.1, ‘Oblivion’, grossed a further $17.4m in line with expectations to secure second place. Joseph Kosinski’s sci-fi adventure, starring Tom Cruise, has now taken an early $64.7m after two weekends in play.
Brian Helgeland’s surprise package, ’42’, continued its strong run, grossing an impressive $10.7m over the three days. Boosted by strong word of mouth, the Jackie Robinson biopic has taken its overall tally to $69.1m.
An all-star cast, including Robert DeNiro, Diane Keaton and Amanda Seyfried, could not prevent the weekend’s other wide release, ‘The Big Wedding’, from under-performing against already low expectations. Justin Zackman’s comedy could only muster a weekend $7.5m for Lionsgate.propranolol generic costcheapest inderalbuy propranolol canadainderal online uk