`42` tops weekend box office with 27.3-million-dollar earning

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 14:39

Washington: Baseball player Jackie Robinson`s biopic `42` has emerged as the top grosser at the US box office by raking in 27.3 million dollars, according to the studio estimates on Sunday.

The baseball film - about the first black player in Major League Baseball - took in 27.3 million dollars to emerge the highest grosser at the weekend box-office domestically, CBS News reported.

While Tom Cruise`s sci-fi film ` Oblivion` grossed 61.1 million dollars at its international launch in 52 countries.

Released by Warner Bros., `42` easily beat domestic competition from an established franchise like `Scary Movie 5.` The Weinstein Co. sequel, with a cast including Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan, opened in second-place with 15.2 million dollars, the smallest debut for the horror-comedy series.

The previous week`s top draw, Sony`s horror remake `Evil Dead` fell to fifth place with 9.5-million-dollar earnings, raising its domestic haul to 41.5-million-dollars.

In limited release, director Terrence Malick`s drama ` To the Wonder ` made a modest start, raking in 130,000 dollars in 18 theatres for an average of 7,222-dollar-a-cinema.

The top 10 US box office movies are:

42 - 27.3 million dollars
Scary Movie 5 - 15.2 million dollars
The Croods - 13.2 million dollars
G.I. Joe: Retaliation - 10.8 million dollars

Evil Dead - 9.5 million dollars
Jurassic Park 3D - 8.8 million dollars
Olympus Has Fallen - 7.3 million dollars
Oz the Great and Powerful - 4.9 million dollars
Tyler Perry`s Temptation - 4.5 million dollars
The Place Beyond the Pines - 4.1 million dollars


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First Published: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 14:39

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