Jackie Robinson Day: '42' wins weekend with $27.5M

Associated Press
This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, left, and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey in a scene from "42." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, D. Stevens)
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This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, left, and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey in a scene from "42." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, D. Stevens)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Jackie Robinson drama "42" led the domestic box office with $27.5 million in its opening weekend, 66 years after he became the first black player in Major League Baseball.

Monday was Jackie Robinson Day, when all big-leaguers wear No. 42 in his honor to mark his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "42," Warner Bros., $27,487,144, 3,003 locations, $9,153 average, $27,487,144, one week.

2. "Scary Movie 5," Weinstein Co., $14,157,367, 3,402 locations, $4,161 average, $14,157,367, one week.

3. "The Croods," Fox, $13,115,074, 3,689 locations, $3,555 average, $142,439,144, four weeks.

4. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," Paramount, $10,894,415, 3,535 locations, $3,082 average, $102,520,113, three weeks.

5. "Evil Dead," Sony, $9,488,302, 3,025 locations, $3,137 average, $41,530,084, two weeks.

6. "Jurassic Park" in 3-D, Universal, $8,861,820, 2,778 locations, $3,190 average, $31,970,985, two weeks.

7. "Olympus Has Fallen," FilmDistrict, $7,250,084, 2,935 locations, $2,470 average, $81,856,898, four weeks.

8. "Oz the Great and Powerful," Disney, $4,859,958, 2,504 locations, $1,941 average, $219,381,370, six weeks.

9. "Tyler Perry's Temptation," Lionsgate, $4,503,102, 1,805 locations, $2,495 average, $45,425,098, three weeks.

10. "The Place Beyond the Pines," Focus, $3,865,687, 514 locations, $7,521 average, $5,239,866, three weeks.

11. "The Host," Open Road Films, $2,383,023, 2,172 locations, $1,097 average, $23,428,483, three weeks.

12. "The Call," Sony, $1,952,122, 1,630 locations, $1,198 average, $48,574,215, five weeks.

13. "Trance," Fox Searchlight, $896,608, 438 locations, $2,047 average, $1,071,216, two weeks.

14. "Admission," Focus, $877,293, 909 locations, $965 average, $16,795,247, four weeks.

15. "Identity Thief," Universal, $541,425, 564 locations, $960 average, $132,022,265, 10 weeks.

16. "Silver Linings Playbook," Weinstein Co., $408,626, 451 locations, $906 average, $130,333,798, 22 weeks.

17. "Spring Breakers," A24, $380,203, 426 locations, $892 average, $13,529,190, five weeks.

18. "Jack the Giant Slayer," Warner Bros., $323,074, 331 locations, $976 average, $62,958,291, seven weeks.

19. "The Company You Keep," Sony Pictures Classics, $277,818, 41 locations, $6,776 average, $450,428, two weeks.

20. "The Sapphires," Weinstein Co., $248,945, 93 locations, $2,677 average, $784,346, four weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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