The Jackie Robinson biopic, ’42’, made a flying start at the North American box office, grossing $9.1m on Friday. With the boost of an A+ CinemaScore, the strong word of mouth could generate as high as $28m over the three days. It is Oscar winning writer Brian Helgeland’s fourth feature in the director’s chair and stars Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford.
Horror parody, ‘Scary Movie 5’, the other wide weekend opener, disappointed in second place after posting $5.5m. It was the franchise’s worst opener by some way and will finish the three days on approximately $13.5m.
Last weekend’s No 1, ‘Evil Dead’, grossed $3.1m in line with expectations. It represents a 73% fall for the horror reboot, which seems on course for a $9m second weekend.
Two former No.1’s, ‘The Croods’ and ‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’ wound up joint second last weekend and they were neck and neck again on Friday. ‘The Croods’ finished a mere $100k ahead on $3m but, with stronger appeal amongst family matinee audiences, it will pull away over Saturday and Sunday and should gross a solid $11m. ‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’ is likely to hold up better than ‘Evil Dead’ and take fourth place in a close contest.yasmin yasmine yasmin pill yasmin birth control