Muscles Win Big At Weekend Box Office: ‘Pain & Gain’ Makes $20M

“Oblivion” and “42” came in second and third, respectively.

America, you loved muscles this weekend.

Pain & Gain, starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie, ruled the box office with $20 million in its opening weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Michael Bay action film, based on the true story about a group of Miami bodybuilders and their crimes in the late ‘90s, beat out last week’s topper Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, and the Jackie Robinson biopic 42.

 

Fellow box office newcomer The Big Wedding failed to finish in the top three, despite a star-studded cast that includes Amanda Seyfried, Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon and Diane Keaton.

Next weekend’s box office will surely be a record-breaking one, as the first of several heavyweights will kick off the summer blockbuster season.

Iron Man 3, do your thing.

What did you watch at the movies this weekend?

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