pain and gain box office Box office: 'Pain & Gain' leads quiet weekend while Robert De Niro's 'Big Wedding' bombs

The weekend is off to a slow start at the box office. Michael Bay’s true crime comedy “Pain & Gain” is on point to take the top slot, with a $7 million Friday, which should add up to a $19 million weekend.
The action comedy, starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has been met with criticism from the real-life survivors of the crimes depicted in the film. They fear the movie will make the criminals, played by Wahlberg and Johnson, sympathetic characters.
Tom Cruise’s “Oblivion” holds over, landing at number two with a $5.3 million Friday. “42,” the Jackie Robinson biopic, takes the number three spot during it’s third weekend, with $2.9 million on Friday Night.
Robert De Niro’s romantic comedy “The Big Wedding” is the other big release of the weekend, and it’s not faring well. Despite a huge cast that also includes Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams, the film ended up in fourth with an estimated $2.6 million Friday.

Here are the Top 10 movies in Friday’s box office:
1. “Pain & Gain” $7 million
2. “Oblivion” $5.3 million
3. “42” 2.9 million
4. “The Big Wedding” 2.6 million
5. “The Croods” $1.4 million
6. “Scary Movie 5” $1.1 million
7. “GI Joe: Retaliation” $950,000
8. “Olympus Has Fallen” $750,000 (tie) 
9. “The Place Beyond the Pines” $750,000 (tie)
10. “Jurassic Park 3D” $650,000
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