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'42' Belts a Home Run at Box Office

April 15, 2013 (4:28 am) GMT
The Brian Helgeland-directed film breaks a new record as the biggest opening for a baseball movie, while 'Scary Movie 5' follows in the second place with the smallest debut for the franchise.
'42' Belts a Home Run at Box Office

"" exceeds all expectations as the biographical film about baseball legend Jackie Robinson debuts atop the domestic box office. The film, which stars as the iconic player and as Branch Rickey, takes in $27.5 million, $10 million more than most analysts' expectations.

The Brian Helgeland film hits another home run as it breaks a new record for the biggest opening for a baseball movie, beating the previous recordholder "". The comedy film, which featured , and , debuted to $19.7 million in April 2006.

"", which was initially predicted to be this week's champ, ranks at No. 2. Starring and , the fifth installment of the comedy film series opens with $14.2 million, the smallest opening for the franchise as three of the previous four installments successfully earned over $40 million in their debuts.

"" about pre-historic family still secures the third place with $13.1 million. Meanwhile, last week's runner-up "" drops to the fourth place as the Dwayne "" Johnson film takes in $10.9 million.

"" seems to be out of favor with the audience this weekend as the demonic possession tale, which claimed the box office throne last week with $25.8 million, plunges to No. 5, bagging $9.5 million.

  1. "" - $27.5 million
  2. "" - $14.2 million
  3. "" - $13.1 million
  4. "" - $10.9 million
  5. "" - $9.5 million
  6. "" - $8.9 million
  7. "" - $7.3 million
  8. "" - $4.9 million
  9. "" - $4.5 million
  10. "" - $3.9 million


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