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42 Scores A Home Run At US Box Office
Scary Movie 5 lands second

14 April 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

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Tom Cruise might be dominating the box office charts here in the UK and elsewhere in the world, but he and Oblivion have to wait until next weekend to arrive in the US. Meanwhile, one of the country’s sporting legends proved to have incredible drawing power as Jackie Robinson biopic 42 scored a win in the charts with $27.5 million.

Critically mauled spoof sequel Scary Movie 5 couldn’t compete, though it earned $15.1 million in second place, which means it should at least make its budget back and plans are probably already being drawn up (in crayon) for another. That’s a scarier concept that most actual horror movies.

The Croods, which is turning out to be a winner for DreamWorks Animation, stayed in third with $13.2 million, while G.I. Joe: Retaliation fell to fourth with $10.8 million and Evil Dead rounded out the top five, earning $9.5 million.

Jurassic Park 3D slipped slightly, falling to sixth place and $8.8 million, while Olympus Has Fallen was down to seventh with $7.2 million. At eighth we find Oz The Great And Powerful still earning, adding $4.9 million for a running US total of $219.4 million. Ninth was Tyler Perry’s Temptation ($4.5 million) and bringing up the read was The Place Beyond The Pines, sneaking into the top 10 after an expanded release gave it $4 million.

To see a baseball icon take out some terrible jokes in the full charts, head to Box Office Mojo.


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