“42” Scores at the Box Office

42-2013-Movie-Poster-300x444Over the weekend, the new baseball movie 42 scored big with a much higher than anticipated $ 27.4 million. The film about baseball great Jackie Robinson starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford was a crowd pleaser (I gave it a solid “B” grade) and it easily defeated the underwhelming debut of Scary Movie 5 which only took in $14 million. Looks like that franchise is finally out of steam. The Croods held up well in its fourth week while Evil Dead plummeted 63 % in its second week. For more on their totals and all the numbers, head to Box Office Mojo. Then check out the new top ten below which also features the Ryan Gosling/Bradley Cooper indie The Place Beyond the Pines making its first appearance in the top-tier after expanding to just over 500 theaters.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N 42 WB $27,487,144 – 3,003 – $9,153 $27,487,144 $40 1
2 N Scary Movie 5 W/Dim. $14,157,367 – 3,402 – $4,161 $14,157,367 $20 1
3 3 The Croods Fox $13,115,074 -36.5% 3,689 -190 $3,555 $142,439,144 $135 4
4 2 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Par. $10,894,415 -47.8% 3,535 -199 $3,082 $102,520,113 $130 3
5 1 Evil Dead (2013) TriS $9,488,302 -63.2% 3,025 – $3,137 $41,530,084 $17 2
6 4 Jurassic Park 3D Uni. $8,861,820 -52.4% 2,778 +7 $3,190 $31,970,985 $10 2
7 5 Olympus Has Fallen FD $7,250,084 -28.7% 2,935 -124 $2,470 $81,856,898 $70 4
8 7 Oz The Great and Powerful BV $4,859,958 -39.3% 2,504 -401 $1,941 $219,381,370 $215 6
9 6 Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor LGF $4,503,102 -55.4% 1,805 -242 $2,495 $45,425,098 – 3
10 13 The Place Beyond the Pines Focus $3,865,687 +449.6% 514 +484 $7,521 $5,239,866 $15 3

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