Other than Iron Man 3, the box office was dormant this weekend, leaving the overall year-to-year comparison in decline. In second place was Paramount's Pain & Gain which made another $7.6 million which is a nice 62.5% drop. The film, which received a C+ Cinemascore last weekend, has made $34 million thus far. 42 finished in 3rd with a decent $6.2 million. The baseball drama, which many expected to fly to $100 million, has only grossed $78 million so far. It could reach $100 million, but it's going to need to stay really strong. In fourth place, with another big action movie out, Oblivion dropped 67% to $5.7 million. The film has a decent chance of reaching the $100 million milestone, but with the summer onslaught, it doesn't seem likely.
The Croods continued to dominate the family market with another $4.2 million this weekend. The Croods has grossed a very good $168 million in the US, which is enough to warrant a sequel. Lionsgate's The Big Wedding held decently, and grossed another $3.8 million. The critically reviled rom-com has grossed $13 million so far. In seventh place this weekend, Mud continued to prove that indies can break into the top ten. The drama grossed another $2.1 million. To round out the top 10, Oz, The Great and Powerful grossed another $1.8 million to make its total an impressive $228 million, Scary Movie 5 grossed another $1.4 million for a $29 million total and The Place Beyond The Pines grossed $1.2 million to make its total gross $18.6 million.
Next weekend sees the release of The Great Gatsby and Peeples. Both should be nice sleeper counter-programming.
1. Iron Man 3- $88 million
2. The Great Gatsby- $55 million
3. Peeples- $21 million
4. 42- $4.6 million
5. Pain and Gain- $3.6 million