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Box office report: '42' knocks it out of the park with $27.3 million; 'Oblivion' huge overseas

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Tomorrow, Major League Baseball will celebrate its annual Jackie Robinson Day, and all players and umpires will wear jerseys with the number 42, which Robinson, the first African-American player in the MLB, made famous. Don’t be surprised if the execs at Warner Bros. join in on the fun. The studio did have a grand slam weekend, after all.

Warner Bros.’ new baseball drama 42 topped the box office with $27.3 million — far ahead of recent baseball titles like Moneyball ($19.5 million debut) and Trouble with the Curve ($12.2 million). In fact, 42 scored the best ever debut for a baseball film, surpassing The Benchwarmers‘ $19.7 million bow. 42 also became the latest release to earn a rare “A+” CinemaScore grade, signifying exemplary word-of-mouth among ticket-buyers. Former “A+” releases include The Help, Tangled, The Blind Side, Titanic, and A Few Good Men. READ FULL STORY

Box office update: '42' bats up $9.1 million Friday, earns rare 'A+' CinemaScore

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Talk about hitting it out of the park!

The Jackie Robinson baseball drama 42 exceeded industry expectations on Friday, grossing $9.1 million during its first day in theaters. The film, a $40 million production from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, swung harder than other recent baseball flicks like Moneyball and Trouble with the Curve, which grossed $6.7 million and $4.2 million on their opening days, respectively.

Notably, 42 earned a rare “A+” CinemaScore grade from polled audiences, thereby joining the ranks of fellow crowd-pleasers like The Help, Tangled, The Blind Side, and Titanic. Strong word-of-mouth should drive business on Saturday and Sunday — the film will likely earn about $27 million in its first three days — and also in the weeks to come. Warner Bros. just may have a grand slam hit on its hands. READ FULL STORY

Box office preview: '42' and 'Scary Movie 5' swing for the fences

Two newcomers are stepping up to the box office plate this weekend: the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 and the horror “spoof” Scary Movie 5. It will likely be a close match between the films for the top spot, which will be vacated by last weekend’s champ, Evil Dead — in fact, the horror film may miss the Top 5 entirely. Overall, it should be another weekend stuffed with healthy holdovers as six films are headed for grosses above $10 million for the second frame in a row.

Here’s how the weekend may shake out: READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'Evil Dead' brings life to industry with $26 million debut

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The 2013 box office has been stuck in a bit of a rut. For nine of the past ten weekends, overall grosses have lagged behind 2012 totals, and high-profile releases like Jack the Giant Slayer, The Host, Beautiful Creatures, and A Good Day to Die Hard have badly misfired. That’s why industry folks are likely breathing a sigh of relief this morning looking at the box office chart. Not only did Evil Dead and Jurassic Park 3D both open successfully, but six separate films earned over $10 million during the Friday-to-Sunday period. It’s an encouraging sign of industry health as Hollywood gears up for the lucrative summer movie season.

Evil Dead, a new remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult classic, led the way with $24.2 million. Sony is boasting a $26 million frame, which includes the $1.8 million the film earned at Thursday night shows. The horror film scared up more in its opening weekend than Texas Chainsaw 3D, which debuted to $21.7 million in January, but less than Mama, which took of with $28.4 million in February. READ FULL STORY

Box office update: 'Evil Dead scares up $10.1 million on Friday

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The box office was alive thanks to the Evil Dead on Friday. The $17 million horror remake, from TriStar, FilmDistrict, and Ghost House took in a terrific $10.1 million on its debut Friday — the same amount that fellow horror release Mama earned in its first 24 hours en route to a $28.4 million weekend earlier this year. Evil Dead will likely be more frontloaded than that film due to built-in anticipation from fans of the 1981 original, but it could still earn about $27 million over the Friday-to-Sunday period.

Of course, Sony reported that Evil Dead earned $11.9 million on Friday, explaining that that number was “including Thursday late shows.” The studio was folding in the $1.8 million that Evil Dead earned on Thursday (and not all from midnight screenings — mostly from 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. showtimes). This is part of a somewhat frustrating trend in Hollywood’s box office reporting right now — WSJ‘s Ben Fritz wrote a great piece on the misleading tactic of extending “opening weekend” earlier this week. I requested clarification of Evil Dead‘s Friday gross, but Sony did not respond.

Universal’s re-release Jurassic Park 3D roared into second place with $7 million — a touch behind the Titanic 3D re-release, which earned $7.1 million on its first day — putting it on pace for a solid $18 million frame. Jurassic Park should end up being a nice winner for Universal, which spent just $10 million to convert it into 3-D.

A trio of holdovers rounded out the Top 5. Last weekend’s victor G.I. Joe: Retaliation earned $6.4 million, and may wind up with $20 million for the weekend. Fox’s animated hit The Croods scored $6 million on Friday, and thanks to healthy family viewing on Saturday, it will likely surpass G.I. Joe with about $22 million by Sunday night. In fifth, Tyler Perry’s Temptation took in another $3.4 million and may finish the weekend with $10 million, which would bring its total past the $38 million mark.

1. Evil Dead – $11.9 million
2. Jurassic Park– $7 million
3. G.I. Joe: Retaliation – $6.4 million
4. The Croods – $6 million
5. Tyler Perry’s Temptation – $3.4 million

Check back tomorrow for the full box office report, and follow me on Twitter at @gradywsmith for more box office updates and musing throughout the week.

Read more:
Evil Dead: EW Review
Jurassic Park 3D: EW Review

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