Mahatma Gandhi believed, “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” Strong-willed body builders turned bumbling criminals were feeling invincible this weekend as they felt the “Pain and Gain” of the #1 spot at the North American box office, bringing in a pleasurable $20 million through sheer determination (and audience participation). Moviegoers were still hanging out in the “Oblivion” with Tom Cruise, sending him on a journey to the #2 spot with $17.4 million. They were also finding “42” reasons to bask in the baseball glow, blazing a trail to #3 with $10.7 million. The romantics among us have slowly risen, as “The Big Wedding” brought in less-than large numbers, coming in at #4 with a disappointing $7.5 million. Still seeking family-friendly fun, movie aficionados sent “The Croods” straight to the animated land of #5 with $6.6 million.
Our willful, strong cast of characters felt no pain this weekend, as the crooks beat “The Croods” while cruising right past the Cruise! Weddings were a (somewhat) welcomed addition as baseball continued to bring in the crowds.
As we breeze entertainingly through a calm spring, the forecast for our summer by the movie sea is looking bright with brilliant blockbusters adorning the big-screen sky. “Movie-casters” are predicting sunny days and nights filled with the brightest stars.
From seaside days to starry nights, our cool cinema universe promises to heat up in the months to come (hello Iron Man) …