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HOMERUN! "42" Nabs #1 Spot At The Box Office

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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 42Bow 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:

Congrats!

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Not a baseball fan but am

Not a baseball fan but am still anxious to see this one.
Realist's picture

So happy that black people

So happy that black people have the intelligency to see more than Bafoonary, thugs and jump offs fighting and pulling each other weaves out. It is a good day that Blacks can have a higher consciousness and class in movies
lola69's picture

Seen the movie today and it

Seen the movie today and it was great!!. People of all colors need to go see this moive.

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stevenmark746's picture

YA, LOVES IT....The movie was

YA, LOVES IT....The movie was great and a good news for black films being made in Hollywood.
Naomi's picture

Great movie it more than

Great movie it more than deserves to be #1 unlike Tyler Perry's MOVIE/PLAYS! I'm so glad they gave 2 mostly unknown actors a chance, I've never seen the guy that played Jackie Robinson but I'm so glad to see Nicole Beharie get a chance to shine, she is such a GOOD actress! Great casting! A breathe of fresh air from the usual black actors like Keri Washington, Gabrielle Unions, and the Jaime Fox RECYCLED type actors! Hollywood should continue to cast NEW YOUNG UNKNOWN BLACK TALENTED ACTORS! BRAVO!
Shay's picture

THIS MOVIE WAS GREAT! AND HE

THIS MOVIE WAS GREAT! AND HE IS FINEEEEE! LOL

Yes and Yeessssss!!!

Yes and Yeessssss!!!
CheyPie's picture

It got a 5-star review in the

It got a 5-star review in the NYDN; the appeal crosses pretty much any/all socio-economic demographic. It is called America's Pastime, after all.
Santi114's picture

Jackie was a lightning rod

Jackie was a lightning rod for improving race relations in this country
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