‘Pain & Gain’ leads US box office with $20.2M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Wahlberg’s true-crime romp “Pain & Gain” led the domestic box office with $20.2 million over a quiet weekend that preceded the start of Hollywood’s summer blockbuster season.

Summer’s first big debut, “Iron Man 3,” arrives in U.S. theaters Friday, with anticipation stoked by an overseas debut a week earlier in 42 markets that brought in nearly $200 million through the weekend.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. “Pain & Gain,” Paramount, $20,244,505, 3,277 locations, $6,178 average, $20,244,505, one week.

2. “Oblivion,” Universal, $17,803,425, 3,792 locations, $4,695 average, $65,090,925, two weeks.

3. “42,” Warner Bros., $10,657,443, 3,405 locations, $3,130 average, $69,011,815, three weeks.

4. “The Big Wedding,” Lionsgate, $7,591,663, 2,633 locations, $2,883 average, $7,591,663, one week.

5. “The Croods,” Fox, $6,726,918, 3,283 locations, $2,049 average, $163,151,701, six weeks.

6. “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” Paramount, $3,701,825, 2,707 locations, $1,368 average, $116,477,968, five weeks.

7. “Scary Movie 5,” Weinstein Co., $3,434,451, 2,733 locations, $1,257 average, $27,471,387, three weeks.

8. “Olympus Has Fallen,” FilmDistrict, $2,863,345, 2,334 locations, $1,227 average, $93,171,817, six weeks.

9. “The Place Beyond the Pines,” Focus, $2,699,140, 1,584 locations, $1,704 average, $16,204,863, five weeks.

10. “Jurassic Park” in 3-D, Universal, $2,374,685, 1,848 locations, $1,285 average, $42,065,060, four weeks.

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