Weakend Box Office

PAIN GAINS: Michael Bay’s relatively low-budget (for him) Pain and Gain topped the Weakend Box Office tally for studio Paramount Pictures, racking in $20m at the box office for a per-screen average of $6k, more than enough to top the second week of Universal’s Tom Cruise-starring sci-fi thriller Oblivion, which added $17m to bring its total to nearly $65m in two weeks. WB’s nifty, old-school Jackie Robinson biopic 42 continued to score for Warner Bros., with another $11m for a three-week haul of $69m, good for third place. The other debut goes to Lions Gate’s comedy The Big Wedding, which scored $7.5m in 2,633 theaters for a per-screen average of $2.8k and #4, while Fox’s animated The Croods rounds out the Top 5, tallying another $6.6m to give it a six-week gross of $163m. Hitting theaters this Friday is the blockbuster Iron Man 3. (4/29p)

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NEAR TRUTHS: VARIANTS
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THE COUNT: LIVE NATION TAPS TYLER, POST, BLINK FOR TOP U.S. FESTS
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STAPLETON, WILSON BIG WINNERS AT THE ACMs
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THE NEW UMG
Gosh, we hope there are more press releases.
TIKTOK BANNED!
Unless the Senate manages to make this whole thing go away, that is.
THE NEW HUGE COUNTRY ACT
No, not that one.
TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN PLAYLIST
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