Pain & Gain Tops Friday Box Office

Paramount Pictures' Michael Bay Film Pain & Gain grossed $7.5 million on Friday to top the charts. The film starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie heads to a $20 million-or-so weekend, claiming little prior to Disney's big boy summer opener Iron Man 3. Bay directs the comedy crime pic which debuted this weekend into 2,950 theaters, with scripting by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Supporting cast includes Ed Harris, Rebel Wilson, Rob Corddry, Ken Jeong, Tony Shalhoub, Kurt Angle, William Haze, Bar Paly and Tony Plana. Reviews are here and there for this one, holding a mediocre 57% positive score at The plot's a very intriguing one, and based on a true story of a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, end up snagged in a criminal enterprise that goes awry.
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