1. Pain & Gain $20M
2. Oblivion $17.4M
3. 42 $10.7M
4. The Big Wedding $7.5M
5. The Croods $6.6M
What's up with The Rock? Aside from showing up in every third movie released at the multiplex – Pain & Gain the latest – guy has become more swoll than Lee Haney in his prime. I'm not sure if you're aware of this physiological fact: 40-year-old dudes don't get more balloon-like as they age — as appears to be the case with the ex-WWE champ. Now don't take that as a suggestion The Brahma Bull may be using banned substances, but — ah heck, that's precisely what I'm suggesting.
- Pain & Gain $24M - Mr. Bombastic himself, Michael Bay mans the cam for this based-on-a true-story dramedy of a bunch of roided-out freaks who kidnap a richie. Hard to pin down interest — are folks sitting this weekend out, waiting for Iron Man 3?
- Oblivion $17.5M - Solid – not spectacular – opening for Tom Cruise's live action, non-robotic-trash compactor version of WALL-E. Legs are questionable at best — IM3 will obliterate the thing a week from today.
- The Big Wedding $12M - Consider this the wedding-themed edition of Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve — a shedload of stars crammed into one crappy movie.
- 42 $11.5M - Surpasses the $60M mark this weekend. Stellar week-to-week holds thanks to superb word of mouth.
- The Croods $6.5M - With $400M+ banked worldwide, DreamWorks Animation lays the groundwork for a sequel.