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'42' opens at No. 1 in U.S.

April 14, 2013 at 3:59 PM

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- "42," based on the life of baseball great Jackie Robinson, was No. 1 at the U.S. box office this weekend, opening to an estimated gross of $27.2 million.

Starring Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and Harrison Ford as Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey, "42" finished well ahead of "Scary Movie 5," which grossed an estimated $15.1 million to finish at No. 2 in its opening weekend, Box Office Mojo said.

The animated feature "The Croods" repeated at No. 3, taking in an estimated $13.2 million to run its four-week total to $142.5 million.

"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" took in $10.8 million, slipping from No. 2 to No. 4 in its third week while running its overall gross to $102.4 million.

Last week's box-office champ, "Evil Dead (2013)," fell to No. 5 with $9.5 million -- a 63 percent falloff from its opening weekend gross.

"Jurassic Park 3D" ($8.8 million), "Olympus Has Fallen" ($7.3 million), "Oz The Great and Powerful" ($4.9 million), "Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor" ($4.5 million) "The Place Beyond the Pines" ($4 million) rounded out the top 10.

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