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Weekend Box Office Report: April 12-14, 2013

04.14.2013

42 knocks it out of the park!

Baseball season is now in full swing, but the games themselves aren't enough for sports fans: the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 cracked one into the bleachers this weekend with $27.2 million.

This feel-good look at the base-stealing, barrier-breaking legend's triumphant career scored the biggest opening ever for a baseball-themed movie, including the recent MONEYBALL ($19.5M) and TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE ($12.1M). It was also a home run with audiences, who cheered the movie with an 'A+' CinemaScore.

Thrown out at second was SCARY MOVIE 5, with a $15.1 million opening weekend. The latest in Dimension's seemingly interminable spoof series marks a box office low point for the franchise, starting out far below SCARY MOVIE 4's $40.2M first weekend and even less than the (formerly) weakest entry, SCARY MOVIE 2's $20.5M debut.

Did moviegoers already get their annual fill of paranormal parody from January's cheapie A HAUNTED HOUSE ($18.1M opening, $2.5M budget)? Or were they simply repelled by the notion of paying to see a movie prominently featuring tabloid-magnets Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan? Who knows, but considering SCARY MOVIE 5 only cost half the production budget of the previous three, its relatively limp performance still probably won't spell the end of the brand.

THE CROODS made their home in third place with $13.2 million, taking advantage of being the only general family-friendly entertainment available in theaters. The CG cavepeople nudged G.I. JOE: RETALIATION into fourth with $10.8 million as the Cobra-fighting troops cross the $100 million mark domestically and zero in on $250M worldwide.

Last weekend's winner, the remake of the Sam Raimi classic EVIL DEAD, suffered a fairly standard horror movie plunge and dropped about 63% in its second week with $9.5 million for fifth place. The three-dimensionalized T-Rex was nipping at the demons' heels as JURASSIC PARK 3D stomped into sixth with $8.8 million.

The Ryan Gosling/Bradley Cooper drama THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES expanded to just over 500 theaters, and joined OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL and TYLER PERRY'S TEMPTATION: CONFESSIONS OF A MARRIAGE COUNSELOR on the bottom half of the chart, adding another $4 million to its limited release total. 

Outside the chart, THE HOST disappeared from the list after just two weeks, a fairly definitive strike against author Stephenie Meyer as a source of post-TWILIGHT movie franchises. And director Danny Boyle's new brain-bending thriller TRANCE expanded to 438 screens but was virtually ignored -- aside from Raimi's OZ (in its sixth week since release), its per-screen average was lower than anything in the Top 10.

While the US has to wait until next weekend to see Tom Cruise uncover the secrets of a post-apocalyptic Earth, OBLIVION opened in a number of international territories with $61 million.

Besides the sci-fi action of OBLIVION, next weekend offers the hip-hop drama FILLY BROWN and the 300-screen release of Rob Zombie's THE LORDS OF SALEM.

Will you be checking out OBLIVION next weekend? VOTE HERE!

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. 42 $27.2 M
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2. Scary Movie 5 $15.1 M
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3. The Croods $13.2 M $142.5 M
4. G.I. Joe: Retaliation $10.8 M $102.4 M
5. Evil Dead $9.5 M $41.5 M
6. Jurassic Park 3D $8.8 M $31.9 M
7. Olympus Has Fallen $7.2 M $81.8 M
8. Oz the Great and Powerful $4.9 M $219.4 M
9. Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor $4.5 M $45.4 M
10. The Place Beyond the Pines $4 M $5.4 M

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11:00PM on 04/15/2013
Lookin forward to lords of salem. To bad bout Oblivion. i would have guessed it anyway.
Lookin forward to lords of salem. To bad bout Oblivion. i would have guessed it anyway.
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10:53AM on 04/15/2013
NSU132 decided to spoil Oblivion. Scroll down at your own caution.
































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6:10AM on 04/15/2013
Whether it's true or not, don't read beyond this post if you're looking forward to seeing 'Oblivion'. And if you ignore this, don't ignore what Ahab says below me! And never, ever, feed the Troll.
Whether it's true or not, don't read beyond this post if you're looking forward to seeing 'Oblivion'. And if you ignore this, don't ignore what Ahab says below me! And never, ever, feed the Troll.
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11:15PM on 04/14/2013
42 at the top? I'm surprised!
42 at the top? I'm surprised!
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10:13PM on 04/14/2013
Glad to see 42 did so well. Went to see Place Beyond the Pines this weekend and it was very overrated. Quite sad. I had high hopes for it.
Glad to see 42 did so well. Went to see Place Beyond the Pines this weekend and it was very overrated. Quite sad. I had high hopes for it.
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9:08PM on 04/14/2013
Pretty much everyone that saw Scary Movie 5 still writes #winning in their tweets.
Pretty much everyone that saw Scary Movie 5 still writes #winning in their tweets.
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8:32PM on 04/14/2013
Scary Movie 4 opened at 41 million fucking dollars? I thought the 15 million opening of this one was a surprise. Jesus Christ. If you pay to see this in a theater you should be sterilized.
Scary Movie 4 opened at 41 million fucking dollars? I thought the 15 million opening of this one was a surprise. Jesus Christ. If you pay to see this in a theater you should be sterilized.
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8:32PM on 04/14/2013

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Only laughable part about Scary Movie 5 is that it managed to make $15 million!

and no, I did not see it.
Only laughable part about Scary Movie 5 is that it managed to make $15 million!

and no, I did not see it.
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6:54PM on 04/14/2013
Scary movie 5 made money??? Oh why do I even bother thinking people are intelligent
Scary movie 5 made money??? Oh why do I even bother thinking people are intelligent
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5:17PM on 04/14/2013
Very nice to see Pines make top ten! My favorite film of the year so far. So solid and eery it stays with you long after you see it. Can't wait to see it again. Dancin in the dark.
Very nice to see Pines make top ten! My favorite film of the year so far. So solid and eery it stays with you long after you see it. Can't wait to see it again. Dancin in the dark.
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5:44PM on 04/14/2013
I was floored after watching this film. The dancing in the dark scene was great.
I was floored after watching this film. The dancing in the dark scene was great.
4:49PM on 04/14/2013
Saw Scary Movie 5 this weekend. Great movie. Never laughed harder.

Just kidding. I chopped wood and watched the masters and UFC this weekend.
Saw Scary Movie 5 this weekend. Great movie. Never laughed harder.

Just kidding. I chopped wood and watched the masters and UFC this weekend.
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4:22PM on 04/14/2013
Scary Movie V made $15.1 million? Another example that most of the mainstream audience are retarded
Scary Movie V made $15.1 million? Another example that most of the mainstream audience are retarded
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4:21PM on 04/14/2013
Saw The Place Beyond the Pines this weekend and all I have to say is that it is brilliant and worth every ounce of hype it has been receiving. So great that I want to see it again.

Hopefully it's recognized come Oscar time.
Saw The Place Beyond the Pines this weekend and all I have to say is that it is brilliant and worth every ounce of hype it has been receiving. So great that I want to see it again.

Hopefully it's recognized come Oscar time.
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4:13PM on 04/14/2013
"42" was a good movie not great but very good. In no way was it a bad movie. I saw the review of this movie on fox and friends by their dumb shit movie guy and actually gave it 3 stars because he said "it focused to much on racism and not baseball"......and thats why he is on fox news!
"42" was a good movie not great but very good. In no way was it a bad movie. I saw the review of this movie on fox and friends by their dumb shit movie guy and actually gave it 3 stars because he said "it focused to much on racism and not baseball"......and thats why he is on fox news!
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4:07PM on 04/14/2013
Scary Movie V made about $15.1 million too much. I normally don't bash movies I haven't seen, but based on the rest of these recent spoof movies and the reviews for this one, it's safe to say it's not good and I'm still shocked people find these movies entertaining.
Scary Movie V made about $15.1 million too much. I normally don't bash movies I haven't seen, but based on the rest of these recent spoof movies and the reviews for this one, it's safe to say it's not good and I'm still shocked people find these movies entertaining.
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4:03PM on 04/14/2013
How did scary movie make any money?
How did scary movie make any money?
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3:35PM on 04/14/2013
Slow weekend, it seems. Went to see The Place Beyond the Pines but the showing I was going to was sold out, surprisingly. Made it to the next one and it was almost an empty theater. I don't get it either but it made it on the list so I suppose that's what matters.
Slow weekend, it seems. Went to see The Place Beyond the Pines but the showing I was going to was sold out, surprisingly. Made it to the next one and it was almost an empty theater. I don't get it either but it made it on the list so I suppose that's what matters.
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3:26PM on 04/14/2013
I can't believe the A+ cinemascore for "42". It was such a bad movie, given such a great story. A Jackie Robinson movie writes itself, yet the people behind "42" managed to make a basic and moronic movie. They basically insulted Robinson's legacy by focusing so much on the courage of the owner of the Dodgers and by implying how little racism Jackie actually faced. For God's sake, they skipped the first 8 months of his pro career in Montreal!
I can't believe the A+ cinemascore for "42". It was such a bad movie, given such a great story. A Jackie Robinson movie writes itself, yet the people behind "42" managed to make a basic and moronic movie. They basically insulted Robinson's legacy by focusing so much on the courage of the owner of the Dodgers and by implying how little racism Jackie actually faced. For God's sake, they skipped the first 8 months of his pro career in Montreal!
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4:05PM on 04/14/2013
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4:13PM on 04/14/2013
Sorry there was not enough racism for you, I for one had enough in the parts that focused on the phillies manager. maybe they need to release a directors cut and ad some more in for you? This was a good movie that did what it was ment to do and that is to get people talking about Mr. Robinson again and let a new generation of people know about the things he did for baseball.
Sorry there was not enough racism for you, I for one had enough in the parts that focused on the phillies manager. maybe they need to release a directors cut and ad some more in for you? This was a good movie that did what it was ment to do and that is to get people talking about Mr. Robinson again and let a new generation of people know about the things he did for baseball.
7:27PM on 04/14/2013
@ manos. Come on dude, "Sorry there wasn't enough racism for you"?
I think Puffcity's criticism is completely fair.
"Maybe they need to make a director's cut and ad some more in there for you?"
Take you angst somewhere else. It's completely uncalled for here.
@ manos. Come on dude, "Sorry there wasn't enough racism for you"?
I think Puffcity's criticism is completely fair.
"Maybe they need to make a director's cut and ad some more in there for you?"
Take you angst somewhere else. It's completely uncalled for here.
4:30AM on 04/15/2013
"sorry there wasn't enough racism for you" LOL

funniest comment I've read on here
"sorry there wasn't enough racism for you" LOL

funniest comment I've read on here
11:56AM on 04/15/2013
this review explains more eloquently what I basically meant:
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this review explains more eloquently what I basically meant:
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