1.) “Iron Man 3,” $175M. It wasn’t a question of whether it would be number one, but how much money it would make on its opening weekend. As for whether it’s any good or not, I’ll say this: It all depends on how you view director Shane Black’s use of The Mandarin.
I thought it was pretty damn clever, so “Iron Man 3″ gets my highest rating: 10 popcorn buckets!
2.) “Pain & Gain,” $7.6M. Then again, I sat through this hot mess last week, so a dumpster fire accompanied to waltzes would have been massively entertaining.
3.) “42,” $6.2M. You’ll enjoy this if you’ve never heard of Jackie Robinson. As time goes on, I guess it’s more and more people.
4.) “Oblivion,” $5.8M. With starring roles in “Mission: Impossible 5″ and “The Man from U.N.C.L.E” coming around the bend, it’ll be interesting to see if moviegoers can return to enjoying Tom Cruise as a movie star.
5.) “The Croods,” $4.2M. Will not go away, which shows just how valuable animated family features are in this day and age. Or something like that.