Paramount's Pain and Gain took in $1.96 million on Tuesday to continue to lead the daily box office. The modestly budgeted Michael Bay directed film starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson was up a very respectable 15 percent over Monday. Pain and Gain has grossed $23.90 million through five days of release, which is towards the higher end of pre-release expectations. The film is currently running 22 percent behind the $30.69 million five-day start of last year's Contraband. With Disney's Iron Man 3 debuting this weekend, it is obviously important for Pain and Gain to gross as much as it can during its first week of release.
Universal's Oblivion held steady in second place with $1.57 million. The Joseph Kosinski directed sci-fi film starring Tom Cruise increased 12 percent over Monday and was down 50 percent from last Tuesday. Oblivion has grossed $68.07 million in twelve days and is set to surpass the $70 million mark on Thursday. The film is currently running 23 percent behind the $88.92 million twelve-day gross of 2006's Mission: Impossible III.
The Big Wedding was up one spot and a sizable 44 percent over Monday to move into third on Tuesday with $0.911 million. With that said, the ensemble comedy from Lionsgate has still only grossed a lackluster $9.14 million in its first five days. The Big Wedding is currently running 27 percent behind the $12.56 million five-day start of last year's The Five-Year Engagement.
Warner's 42 fell one spot to land in fourth with $0.904 million (the film trailed The Big Wedding by a very slim $7,706 for the day). In the process, the Jackie Robinson biopic starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford surpassed the $70 million domestic mark. 42 has grossed a stronger than expected $70.72 million in 19 days.