For the first time since not directing a Transformers flick, Michael Bay returns to the top spot at the box office. However, the take was the 48-year-old director’s smallest opening since 2005′s The Island. Pain & Gain starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson muscled in an estimated $20 million during its opening frame. Not the most impressive total, but given its reported $26 million budget, the studio can breathe a sigh of relief. Supposedly, they only greenlit the film in exchange for Bay directing the upcoming fourth Transformer film.
Also opening this weekend was the ensemble romantic comedy, The Big Wedding. Even with a huge cast that includes, Diane Keaton, Robert Deniro, Katherine Heigl, Topher Grace and Robin Williams, not that many people RSVP’d to the big event. The flick earned a paltry $7.5 million.
Last week’s champ, Oblivion, took the runner-up slot with another $17.4 million. As expected it fell sharply by 53%. Also not holding up well is the baseball drama 42. Given its A- CinemaScore grade, most predicted it would have box office legs. It’s amassed $69.1 million to date but will have a hard road to reach the $100 million milestone. Check out the rest of the top 10 below.
With March coming to an end over the upcoming Easter long weekend (while Adam and I are letting loose at White Party in Palm Springs), it’s time to take a look at what movies are coming out in April and which ones I personally recommend seeing.
Some of the films you are likely aware of that come out in April that I didn’t include in my list include Scary Movie 5, the release of Jurassic Park 3D, At Any Price (starring Zac Efron) and To The Wonder (starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, and Rachel McAdams). They are all films that I probably will watch at some point, but in narrowing down my list to five, there are others I want to see more.
I’ve listed these five movies below, all from different genres and release dates in April and I’ve also included the trailers and film details so you can see which ones you may want to consider checking out. Pretty much all of them feature some hot eye candy and two of the films star the always amazing, Susan Surandon.
The second I saw paparazzi pics of Mark Whalberg in his undies while filming Pain & Gain, I knew I had to check out this film. The 41-year-old actor reportedly spent two months intensively training before shooting. Job well done. Clearly, I’m not the only one impressed with Wahlberg’s new buff physique. Director Michael Bay who directed the flick, hired him again. This time to take over the Transformers franchise.
Besides the allure of Mark all beefed up, the film also stars the hilarious duo of Ken Jeong and Rebel Wilson. Adding even more muscle is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. In the film, Wahlberg and The Rock play Miami bodybuilders who get involved with extortion, kidnapping, and murder. Believe it or not, the film is based on real life events. In fact, Mark’s character received a death sentence and currently sits on Florida’s death row. Check out the upcoming action comedy’s first trailer below.
Back in the day, Mark Wahlberg was famous for his Calvin Klein ads. These days, it’s more about his movies but recently these worlds have merged when photos were taken of him on set in his underwear… and boy does he look good.
Wahlberg was on set filming for a new movie called ‘Pain and Gain‘, and seemingly on a break while chatting on the phone (either that, or it’s actually part of a scene in the film). He stars alongside Ed Harris and Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) in a film about a pair of bodybuilders in Florida who get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.
The film comes out in 2013, but for now check out the 40-year old‘s sexy pictures below.