steals earns the number 1 spot
Not even a long tenured box office franchise Scary Movie could have stopped the legendary number 42 from taking the number one spot this weekend.
The critically acclaimed Jackie Robinson bio-pic, 42 was number 1 at the box office this weekend. The movie about the life of the first black person in the Major Leagues of Baseball made an estimated $27.3 million over the weekend.
In number two was the comedy-parody movie Scary Movie 5, making $15.2 million.
The Croods, the movie about a pre-historic family secured third place with an estimated $13.2 million.
Last week’s number 2 movie, G.I. Joe Retaliation dropped to fourth place as it took in $10.8 million.
Rounding out the top 5 was last weeks box office king, Evil Dead. The movie plunged to number 5 with an estimated $9.5 million.