42 Is A Box Office Home Run Generating $27.3 Million
The highly anticipated Jackie Robinson film 42 set a box office record when it debuted in theaters last weekend. While the film’s debut to $27.3 million would under normal circumstances be merely respectable, for a baseball movie, this amount is the highest opening ever according to Rotten Tomatoes. Moreover, the film led the pack this weekend beating out its weekend competition for the #1 position. The closest competitor was the comedy sequel Scary Movie 5 which made only $14.1 million. 42 will earn back its $38 million production budget without any difficulty, and with luck will rake in tens of millions in profit in the coming weeks.