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Sunday, April 28, 2013

'Pain & Gain' tops weekend box office

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. "Pain & Gain," $20 million. (Review by The Associated Press' David Germain: Director Michael Bay's bombast puts the pain in 'Pain & Gain')
2. "Oblivion," $17.4 million ($12.8 million international). (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros: 'Oblivion' a solid, brainy sci-fi adventure with stunning visuals a few missteps)
3. "42," $10.7 million. (Review by Germain: '42' a classy but tame telling of Jackie Robinson tale, features fine effort from Harrison Ford)
4. "The Big Wedding," $7.5 million.
5. "The Croods," $6.6 million ($13.1 million international). (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire: Semi-prehistoric script cliches hurt, don't sink 'The Croods')
6. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," $3.6 million ($10.2 million international). (Review by Meszoros: 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' ditches most of original cast Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, loses fight)
7. "Scary Movie 5," $3.5 million ($6.7 million international).
8. "Olympus Has Fallen," $2.8 million ($4.2 million international). (Review by Meszoros: 'Olympus Has Fallen' doesn’t quite crumble from weight of outlandish story, excessive violence)
9. "The Place Beyond the Pines," $2.7 million ($1.1 million international).
10. "Jurassic Park" in 3-D, $2.3 million ($410,000 international). (Review by Meszoros: Release of ‘Jurassic Park’ in 3-D shows it’s no dinosaur)

— From The Associated Press

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