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'42' hits home run at box office

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

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“42” was the No. 1 movie of the weekend, grossing an estimated $27,250,000 in North America. 
 
The story of Jackie Robinson, starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, arrived a few days before the 66th anniversary of No. 42 playing his first game as a Brooklyn Dodger. 
 
The movie earned plenty of publicity in Pittsburgh, which factors into the movie thanks to Courier sports writer Wendell Smith and the resurrection of Forbes Field, but also received lots of notice throughout the country, too. 
 
Here are the early estimates courtesy of hollywood.com which will update them on Monday: 
1. “42” — $27,250,000.
2. “Scary Movie V” — $15,153,000.
3. “The Croods” — $13,200,000, bringing its total to $142,524,070. 
4. “G.I. Joe:  Retaliation” — $10,800,000, for $102,426,000 since release. 
5. “Evil Dead” — $9,500,000, for $41,500,000 to date. 
6. “Jurassic Park” — $8,820,150, or $31,929,315 in two weeks. 
7. “Olympus Has Fallen” — $7,283,000, or $81,889,814 in a month. 
8.  “Oz the Great and Powerful” — $4,923,000, for $219,444,000 in six weeks. 
9. “Tyler Perry’s Temptation” — $4,500,000, for $45,421,996. 
10. “The Place Beyond the Pines” — $4,079,576, and $5,454,861 in very limited release. 
 
The big movie of this week should be “Oblivion,” the Tom Cruise sci-fi picture opening at 10 p.m. Thursday in some theaters. 

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