It’s only fitting that 42 won the box office crown this weekend. Tomorrow, the Major Baseball League celebrates its annual Jackie Robinson Day celebrating the first African-American’s debut in the MLB. The biopic starring newcomer Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford raked in $27.3 million, besting recent baseball-themed films. Moneyball and Trouble With The Curve debuted with $19.5 million and $12.2 million respectively. 42 should have a healthy run given its A+ CinemaScore grade and playing well to different demos- African-American crowds, older moviegoers and women.
Also opening this weekend was the fifth installment of the Scary Movie franchise. The spoof sequel starring Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan and Ashley Tisdale earned a disappointing $15.2 million. It’s predecessor brought in $40.2 million in its opening weekend seven years ago. The silver lining here is it did better than Lohan’s last film. With a C- CinemaScore grade, the film’s future looks even scarier than Lohan’s ;) Check out the rest of the Top 10 below.
Every now and again, a family friendly animated comes along and peaks my interest. Tonight, I caught a trailer for the upcoming The Croods and was immediately interested. Maybe it’s because the idea and concept brings me back to the days of Fern Gully and The Land Before Time and loving classic movies on VHS.
The film features vocal talents of some pretty famous faces including Nicholas Cage, Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone. The synopsis follows a cave-family who is living in a secluded cave with the rule of never leaving the rock walls. However, an earthquake forces the family to step outside their comfort zone and what they find is nothing short of an adventure. Family films tend to kill it at the box office and think this movie will definitely live up to those expectations. Watch the trailer below.