HOMERUN! "42" Nabs #1 Spot At The Box Office
The story told about Jackie Robinson's legendary career, 42, made a surprising debut at the box office this weekend. Check out how the flick slid into #1 inside...
Brooklyn's going hard at the box office this weekend. YBF stars Chadwick Boseman (Jackie Robinson) & Nicole Beharie (Rachel Robinson) have landed the 42 film at #1 at the box office with $27 mill cumulative.
Deadline reports that a Warner Bros. exec told them:
“While we do not poll race breakdown, I can tell you we performed extremely well in all the large urban markets. But the highest grossing theaters were the country’s most commercial screens.”
Well, looks like people were ready to see a positive and inspiring story with a black man in a lead role afterall. It's been argued, though, that the film focuses more on Branch Rickey (played by Harrison Ford), the MLB exec credited with breaking the color barriers in the league with him signing Jackie Robinson to the then Brooklyn Dodgers.
Meanwhile, Scary Movie 5 flopped at #2 far behind with $14.6 mill. It was in over 300 more theaters than 42. Bow Wow, Mike Tyson, Lindsay Lohan, and Charlie Sheen all starred. But clearly it wasn't enough. By the way, YBF chick Regina Hall, who starred in the first 4 installments, didn't appear in this one. Neither did the usual lead Anna Faris.
BONUS: After seeing Chadwick Boseman on "The View" this past Friday, we've got a new crush. The BK cutie, who was born in Charlotte, is well spoken, majorly sexy and determined to make a serious splash in this industry. Not mad at all. Check out his interview with the ladies below: