04/14/2013 02:23 pm ET Updated Apr 15, 2013

Weekend Box Office: '42' Sees A Strong Opening Weekend

Jackie Robinson biopic "42" hit it out of the park, winning the weekend box office. The baseball film opened this weekend to $27.25 million across 3,003 theaters. Starring Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, "42" had an estimated production budget of $40 million. The movie has received mixed reviews from critics and earned a CinemaScore of A+ from moviegoers.

Also opening this week was "Scary Movie 5." The horror spoof made $15.15 million across 3,402 theaters. The fifth film in the "Scary Movie" franchise features appearances by Ashley Tisdale, Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, and Simon Rex, among others. "Scary Movie 5," which had a budget of $20 million, received a CinemaScore of C- from moviegoers.

Animated flick "The Croods" and action film "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" both continued successful box office runs, taking the number three and four spots, respectively. "The Croods" came in third, making $13.2 million across 3,689 theaters. The animated family film, which features the voices of Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds, has reached a total domestic gross of $142.5 million since its release. Starring Channing Tatum and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, "G. I. Joe: Retaliation" took the number four spot, earning $10.8 million at 3,535 theaters. The follow-up to 2009's "G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra" has made $102.4 million.

Rounding out the top five for the weekend box office was Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead." The horror film brought in $9.5 million at 3,025 theaters. "Evil Dead," which had a budget of $17 million, has reached a domestic gross of $41.5 million.

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