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Michael Bay May Go On A 'Ghost Recon' For His Next Directorial Effort

11 June 2013 12:40 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

So, Michael Bay tried to make a small scale movie, delivering the roided out "Pain & Gain" this spring, which did $49 million domestically, hardly the numbers you want with a movie starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson. With hundreds of millions already pretty much guaranteed for "Robot Hot Wheels: The Movie" aka "Transformers 4," it seems Bay is in no hurry to try something intimate (as much as that's possible) again. So how about another potential franchise? Variety reports that Bay is developing Ubisoft's videogame series "Ghost Recon" with an eye to direct. Just like the Tom Hardy starring "Splinter Cell," this is a Tom Clancy-branded property, also centering on a military ops unit, though in the hands of Bay he will probably find a way to work in a Victoria's Secret model somehow. But really, it's just a bunch of dudes with cool weapons running around and going on »

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Dwayne Johnson to Star in HBO Dramedy Pilot

2 May 2013 9:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Just days after winning the top spot at the box office with their action feature Pain & Gain, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Mark Wahlberg are back at it. The duo are teaming up for a half-hour dramedy pilot set up at HBO about the lives of retired athletes living in Miami, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, with Johnson attached to star. The untitled Miami athletes project hails from Stephen Levinson (Entourage), who will pen the script and executive produce alongside Mark Wahlberg, Johnson, Dany Garcia and Peter Berg, the latter of whom will direct the pilot. A search

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Box Office Report: Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain' Opens No. 1 With $20 Million

28 April 2013 8:14 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Michael Bay's Pain & Gain -- headlining Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson -- topped the North American box office with $20 million on the final weekend before summer tentpoles begin rolling out. The bigger box office headline was overseas, where Disney and Marvel Studios' Iron Man 3 opened to a mammoth $195.3 million, bigger than last year's The Avengers and boding well for the threequel's domestic launch on May 3 (Iron Man 3 officially kicks off the summer box office). Pain & Gain, from Paramount and based on a true story, is a marked departure for Bay in both storyline and

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- Pamela McClintock

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

28 April 2013 4:02 AM, PDT | Deadline Hollywood | See recent Deadline Hollywood news »

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% from last year. Pain & Gain (2,950 theaters) is #1 this weekend. My sources say it opened with $7.4M Friday – including $750K in Thursday evening/Friday midnights – and $7.7M Saturday for a $20M weekend. That’s so-so for the Paramount Pictures true crime comedy that had uneven reviews and a mediocre ‘C+’ CinemaScore from audiences – but only a $26M budget. Pain & Gain was part of Michael Bay’s 2-picture deal with Paramount that also included Transformers 4. Stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson deferred their compensation in return for big back ends. Surprising that the combination of them couldn’t open this pic with a bigger number. Hey, the studio encouraged Bay to do his best Coen »

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Box Office Report: 'Pain & Gain' Tops Friday, Eyeing $20.5 Million Weekend

27 April 2013 7:58 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Paramount's Pain and Gain took in $7.5 million on Friday, putting the Michael Bay pic on course for a $20.5 million opening, good enough for a No. 1 finish at the North American box office. Box office observers, however, will be watching to see if an overall C+ CinemaScore hurts the movie, which headlines Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson (those under the age of 35 gave the pic a B). Video: 'Pain & Gain': Making Comedy Out of Tragedy Pain & Gain, based on a true story, is a marked departure for Bay in both storyline and scope.

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- Pamela McClintock

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In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Pain & Gain,' 'Kon-Tiki' and More

25 April 2013 9:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Time to hit the gym this weekend. Pain & Gain stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson as two Florida-based bodybuilders who kidnap, extort and torture regular gym member and rich businessman Victor Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub) for his finances. Director Michael Bay's film is based on a true story documented by a series of 1999 Miami News Times articles. The action comedy also stars Ken Jeong, Rebel Wilson and Ed Harris. Read what The Hollywood Reporter's film critics have to say about all the films opening this weekend and find out how they are expected to perform at the box office.

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Box Office Report: 'Pain & Gain' Hopes to Hit $20 Million in North American Debut

25 April 2013 5:16 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Michael Bay's Pain & Gain is poised to win the weekend box office race unless Oblivion overperforms in its second outing. Headlining a buff Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, Pain & Gain is a marked departure for Bay in both storyline and scope. The dark action comedy cost a modest $26 million to produce, according to Paramount (at CinemaCon last week, Bay called the film his "small" movie). Photos: 'Pain & Gain' Premiere Pumps Up Hollywood The studio is projecting a weekend opening in the high teens for Pain & Gain, but tracking suggests it could cross $20 million. The

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- Pamela McClintock

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'Pain & Gain' Star Dwayne Johnson Recovering After Hernia Surgery

23 April 2013 10:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is recovering from hernia surgery. "Surgery a success! Dr repaired 3 hernial tears (fun pain). Superman is on the mend.. #WeFallWeRise," the 40-year-old actor-wrestler tweeted Tuesday with a photo of himself in a hospital bed, wearing a Superman T-shirt and hospital cap while flexing his muscles.

Johnson missed the premiere of his upcoming movie, Pain & Gain, in Los Angeles on Monday, as a result of the surgery. He is now recovering at home. On Sunday, he shared with his 4.5 million

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Watch: Trailer for Michael Bay's '90s Set 'Pain & Gain' with Wahlberg, Johnson & Mackie

7 January 2013 10:27 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Oh, Michael Bay. Keep milking the pockets of teenage boys and overgrown manchildren as long as you can, because one day--there is hope--the dominating movie tastes will change. In Bay's upcoming "Pain & Gain," out April 26, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie star as bodybuilders who get caught up in some illegal scheming du jour. Who wouldn't be excited for a ladies' night double feature with this and Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike"? »

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