Box Office: '42' charms audiences, 'Scary Movie 5' falls flat


As expected, "Scary Movie 5" didn't make a major impact in theaters during its opening weekend. Following low opening day numbers, the latest installment in the "Scary Movie" franchise only brought in $15.2 million, which is a record low for the series.

There was good news for the Harrison Ford-starring Jackie Robinson biopic "42," though, as that film ended up taking the top spot at the box office with a better-than-expected $27.2 million opening weekend intake. It was popular with critics and audiences alike, earning strong, positive responses from both.

"Evil Dead" ended dropping from the top spot last week to number 5 in the box office in its second weekend, raking in $9.5 million. "The Croods" took third place with $13.2 million, while "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" placed fourth with $10.8 million. Squeaking in the Top 10 was the Ryan Gosling drama "The Place Beyond the Pines," which made $4.08 million.

Here the weekend's Top 10 box office numbers:

1. "42," $27.2 million
2. "Scary Movie 5," $15.2 million
3. "The Croods," $13.2 million
4. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," $10.8 million
5. "Evil Dead," $9.5 million
6. "Jurassic Park 3D," $8.8 million
7. "Olympus Has Fallen," $7.2 million
8. "Oz the Great and Powerful," $4.9 million
9. "Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor," $4.5 million
10. "The Place Beyond the Pines," $4.08 million

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