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'Pain & Gain' muscles into weekend box office top spot

Sunday, April 28, 2013
Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie appear in a scene of the 2013 movie Pain & Gain.

Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie appear in a scene of the 2013 movie 'Pain & Gain.' (Paramount Pictures)

"Pain & Gain" muscled its way to the top of the weekend box office, raking in $20 million in the film's debut.

Michael Bay's true crime-tale stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. The film follows three Miami bodybuilders, who get caught up in a kidnap and ransom scheme that starts strong but goes horribly wrong. It's based on a real-life story.

Tom Cruise's sci-fi adventure "Oblivion," last week's No. 1, dropped to the second spot with $17.4 million.

In third place was "42" with $10.7 million. Rounding out the top five were "The Big Wedding" with $7.5 million and "The Croods" with $6.6 million.

The top films of the weekend were:

1. "Pain & Gain," $20 million.
2. "Oblivion," $17.4 million.
3. "42," $10.7 million.
4. "The Big Wedding," $7.5 million.
5. "The Croods," $6.6 million.
6. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," $3.6 million.
7. "Scary Movie 5," $3.5 million.
8. "Olympus Has Fallen," $2.8 million.
9. "The Place Beyond the Pines," $2.7 million.
10. "Jurassic Park" in 3-D, $2.3 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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