Weekend Box Office Report: 'Pain and Gain' Earns Big, 'The Big Wedding' Gets More Pain than Gain

Posted 1:31 PM April 28th, 2013 by Logan Falk
Pain and Gain

Despite a bleak critical reception for last week’s new releases, both of the new films made a decent showing for themselves in the box office, if not fantastic (or even consistent with their predicted weekend revenues).

Pain and Gain made its way to the top spot this weekend, earning $20 million. While not quite up to par with its projections for its opening weekend, it’s not too bad for your trite action film.

A few holdover films come between this last week’s new releases; Oblivion, the solitary release from two weeks ago, clings to the upper levels of the charts, earning another $17.4 million for a considerable total of $64.7 million. 42 remains in the spot right below Oblivion, adding $10.7 million to its sum of $69 million so far.

At fourth-highest revenues is last week’s other release, The Big Wedding, which made $7.5 million—a good $4 million or so below its predicted range.

Finally, everybody’s favorite holdover film that refuses to quit, The Croods, clung to its own spot below 42, making another $6.6 million for a huge sum of $163 million (numbers from Box Office Mojo).

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