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Box Office Report: '42' is the Magic Number

“42,” the baseball biopic from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, scores at the weekend box office, bringing in an estimated $27.3 million for a first place debut, while horror movie parody “Scary Movie 5,” debuts in second place, and DreamWorks Animation’s “The Croods” comes in third.


The baseball biopic 42, from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, scored at the weekend box office, bringing in an estimated $27.3 million for a first place debut.

Horror movie parody Scary Movie 5, the weekend’s other new wide release, debuted in second place, earning $15.2 million for the Weinstein Co.’s Dimension label.

DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods came in third place, taking in $13.2 million at the domestic box office for a total of $142.5 million. Overseas, the film has earned $25.5 million for distributor Fox for a worldwide total of $387.3 million.

In fourth place, Paramount's G.I. Joe: Retaliation crossed the $100 million mark domestically. The action movie picked up an additional $10.8 million in its third weekend, bringing its tally to $102.5 million.

Sony's horror feature Evil Dead, from TriStar, FilmDistrict and Ghost House, took in $9.5 million in its second outing for a fifth place showing with a total of $41.5 million.

Universal's Jurassic Park in 3D, in its second weekend, ranked sixth. Collecting $8.9 million, the re-release has taken in $31.9 million to date.

In seventh place, FilmDistrict's Olympus Has Fallen picked up another $7.3 million, bringing its domestic total to $81.9 million.

Disney's Oz The Great and Powerful was in eighth place with $4.9 million and a domestic total of $219.4 million. Worldwide, the movie's earnings now stand at $471 million.

In ninth place, Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor came in ninth place, bringing in $4.5 million for a total of $45.4 million.

Rounding out the list at number 10, Focus Film’s drama The Place Beyond the Pines, produced by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, expanded this weekend, securing a foothold in the top ten. Earning $4.1 million, the film has brought in $5.5 million to date.

Outside of the top 10, To the Wonder, Terrence Malick's latest film, saw a limited release by Magnolia in 17 theaters as it also debuted on VOD. The film made $130,000 for a per-theater average of $7,647.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.