42 Grosses Big At The box Office

42 Grosses Big At The box Office

This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson in a scene from “42.” (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, D. Stevens)

42 Knocks Scary Movie 5 Out of the Park

Jackie Robinson film scores surprise victory

By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff

The Jackie Robinson biopic 42 shocked the competition this weekend with a surprise win at the box office, the LA Times reports. The story about America’s first black major league ballplayer bowed to $27.3 million, well ahead of pre-release polling and the other new debut film, Scary Movie 5 ($15.2 million). Moviegoers also gave 42 an unusual A+ grade with CinemaScore—a perfect rating. Rounding out the top five were The Croods ($13.2 million), GI Joe: Retaliation ($10.8 million), and Evil Dead ($9.5 million), says the Hollywood Reporter.

CaseClosed: I saw the movie 42 over the weekend and enjoyed it immensely. I was happy to see so many kids watching and learning black history. There is a good message in the life of Jackie Robinson everyone can learn from and that is no matter how rough life gets, never give up

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