"Pain & Gain" Starring The Rock Gains Big As No. 1 At Box Office

The Rock's latest film, Pain & Gain, also starring Mark Wahlberg, raked in $20 million at the box office over the weekend, according to studio estimates.

Despite getting what the USA Todaydescribed as "roughed up" by critics, the film directed by Michael Bay, came within $5 million of its $25 million budget in its opening weekend. Rotten Tomatoes has the film with a 47% on their "tomatometer" but 65% of audience members polled liked it. Click here for their coverage.

The film is based on a true story of bodybuilders caught in an extortion ring.

Click here for the full chart by BoxOfficeMojo.com.

Richard Reacts: I didn't get a chance to go out and see it but my brother, Ryan, saw it and said it was great. I trust his opinion and will catch it on DVD if anything else.

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