Weekend Predictions: 'Pain and Gain' & 'The Big Wedding'

Featured Stories - on April 24, 2013 by BOXOFFICE Staff

apr26.pngThe final weekend before summer kicks off will see the release of Michael Bay's Pain and Gain alongside The Big Wedding.

Pain and Gain

PROS:

- Michael Bay has become somewhat of an event name relative to most directors thanks to recent success with the Transformers series.
- Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson both have transformed into reliable leading men over the last few years. 

CONS:

- The smaller, more niche scope of the film is outside of Bay's wheelhouse.
- Opening on the final weekend before summer could result in low demand for a decidedly non-event movie. 

The Big Wedding

PROS:

- Wedding-themed comedies tend to at least find modest business around this time of year.
- The film's recognizable names such as De Niro, Williams, Heigl, and Sarandon could help. 

CONS:

- Wedding-themed comedies don't usually break out without significant buzz--something lacking with this film.
- Though the ensemble is relatively strong, none individually have proven to be a box office draw in awhile.

Check out our predictions for these films and the remainder of the top 12 in the chart below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Oblivion (2013) Apr 19, 2013 Universal
$19,500,000 $67,000,000
Pain and Gain Apr 26, 2013 Paramount
$14,750,000 $14,750,000
42 (2013) Apr 12, 2013 Warner Bros.
$11,500,000 $69,900,000
The Big Wedding Apr 26, 2013 Lionsgate
$9,250,000 $9,250,000
The Croods Mar 22, 2013 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
$6,500,000 $163,000,000
The Place Beyond the Pines Mar 29, 2013 Focus
$3,500,000 $17,100,000
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Mar 28, 2013 Paramount
$3,100,000 $115,900,000
Scary Movie 5 Apr 12, 2013 Weinstein / Dimension
$3,000,000 $27,000,000
Olympus Has Fallen Mar 22, 2013 FilmDistrict
$2,900,000 $93,200,000
Oz: The Great and Powerful Mar 8, 2013 Disney
$1,950,000 $226,400,000
Evil Dead Apr 5, 2013 Sony / TriStar
$1,900,000 $51,700,000
Jurassic Park 3D Apr 5, 2013 Universal
$1,850,000 $41,500,000

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill, and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.

Tags: Pain and Gain, The Big Wedding

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