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There was good news and bad news for "Pain & Gain" at the box office this weekend according to Film.com. The good news: Michael Bay's new comedy, which stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, took the top spot with an estimated $20 million debut. The bad news: It's going to get absolutely steamrolled by "Iron Man 3" next weekend, as Marvel's latest superhero epic earned over $195 million in its international opening.
And the feeling that this weekend was just the calm before the storm carried over to the rest of the box office, which was down nearly 20% from last year. "Oblivion" managed to hold onto second place with an estimated $17.6 million, but the new romcom "The Big Wedding" was a big flop, drawing just $7.5 million in its opening weekend.
For a full rundown of this weekend's box office figures, head to Film.com.
Tom Cruise proved once again that you just can't keep him down, as the ageless action star powered "Oblivion" to an easy win at the box office this weekend to the tune of $38.2 million according to Film.com.
Of course, some of the credit for "Oblivion's" strong performance goes to the fact that there weren't any other new releases this weekend. So having no competition certainly helped. And it also helped returning films like "42," which finished in second place with $18 million, and "The Croods," which hung onto the third spot with $9.5 million.
Still, a win is a win. And this is a win Cruise will be taking straight to the bank.
For a full rundown of this weekend's box office top 10, head to Film.com.
We like Tom Cruise. Yes, the man be crazy, but he's also an endlessly charming rogue and a damn fine actor. But wow, does he sometimes have to say stupid things in his movies.
"Oblivion" has stunning production design and a sweet M83 score, but there's no doubt it contains at least one groan-inducing line of dialogue. Here are Tom Cruise's Top 10 most unfortunate quotes.
Greetings from the apocalypse! You might think that this particular Mad Max would enjoy watching Tom Cruise fight evil robots in a future nuclear-blasted wasteland, but NOPE! "Oblivion" is a dud, though that doesn't mean we can't make it through the next few days as long as we stick together and don't cross the DMZ. Smoke 'em if ya got 'em, troops, we're goin' in … Get More »
Tom Cruise does a lost more in his movies than just flash his million-dollar smile and have nervous breakdowns in locker rooms with Cuba Gooding Jr., you know. Over the course of his nearly 40 years in movies, Cruise has taken on a wide variety of formidable enemies, whether they be made of flesh and blood or something else. Like any true movie hero, the man just can't get away from conflict.
In honor of the release of "Oblivion," which has Cruise taking on yet another new opponent, we've created an infographic that illustrates just how much fightin' Tom has done over the years — and who (or what) has been on the receiving end of his furious wrath.
Click on the image for the super-large version, and refer to the handy dandy key below it if you're stumped on any of the imagery.
Clockwise from top:
Helicopters: "Mission: Impossible" (1, 2 and 3, 1996-2006)
Martians: "War of the Worlds" (2005)
Sports Agents: "Jerry Maguire" (1996)
Sex cults: "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999)
Stock cars: "Days of Thunder" (1990)
Hitler: "Valkyrie" (2008)
Tim Curry with Horns: "Legend" (1985)
Samurai: "The Last Samurai" (2003)
Fighter Jets: "Top Gun" (1986)
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