Michael Bay’s ‘Pain & Gain’ Tops $20M Slow Weekend; Robert DeNiro’s ‘Big Wedding’ Bombs $7.5M

Pain & Gain Box Office Michael BaySUNDAY 3 AM, 4TH UPDATE: Summer 2013 can’t start quickly enough for me when I’ll have some decent grosses to go gaga over. For now 2 newcomers debuted during a slow $84M weekend down -19% … Read More »

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CinemaCon: Theater Owners Down On ‘Pain & Gain’

By | Tuesday April 16, 2013 @ 9:09am PDT

I’m in the trenches with the exhibition community through Thursday reporting on their reactions to the Hollywood studio slates shown at CinemaCon. A number of theater owners late last night and this morning had … Read More »

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CinemaCon: Paramount Kicks Off ‘Star Trek’, Brad Pitt, Michael Bay At Convention

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CinemaCon kicked off tonight at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with a presentation from Paramount. In only its  3rd year, what used to be ShoWest is proving to have the magic touch as once again all the major studios plus … Read More »

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Real Life Victim Slams Michael Bay’s “Atrocious” ‘Pain & Gain’

By | Saturday April 13, 2013 @ 11:54am PDT

Florida businessman Marc Schiller survived kidnapping, torture, and attempted murder at the hands of the Sun Gym Gang, portrayed as bumbling antiheroes by Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Anthony Mackie in Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain. He’s less than amused by the flashy, comedic Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Pain & Gain’ Red Band

By | Tuesday March 26, 2013 @ 4:03pm PDT

Michael Bay‘s $25M true crime comedy stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Anthony Mackie as 1990s Florida bodybuilders whose plot to get rich via kidnapping and extortion goes horribly wrong. Rebel Wilson, Ken Jeong, Tony Shalhoub, Ed Harris, and Rob Corddry round out the supporting cast. … Read More »

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