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A week ahead of Iron Man 3's debut*and the launch of the Summer movie season*two comparatively modest movies are opening nationwide this weekend. On the strength of its star power and energetic marketing, Pain and Gain should wind up close to $20 million, while The Big Wedding is poised for about half as much. Overall, this weekend will likely be a quiet one as audiences brace for the higher profile fare coming up.Opening at 3,277 locations, Pain and Gain has a legitimate chance at claiming the top spot this weekend ahead of holdover Oblivion. The bodybuilder thriller*based on a very bizarre true story*is director Michael Bay's first non-Transformers movie since 2005's The Island, and it appears to be a return to the mix of gritty humor and violence that characterized his debut feature Bad Boys. Add in The Rock and Mark Wahlberg, who both »

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