Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 14 2013

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April 14 Box Office 42 Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 14 2013

The parody genre falters in this week’s box office, while a truly inspiring story reigns supreme.

In at number 1 this weekend is 42 (read our review) with $27 million. The true story of Jackie Robinson – the first African American to play major league baseball in the modern era – dominated the box office this weekend, far exceeding expectations.

And with nary an A-list star to speak of, save for Harrison Ford in a supporting role, the film’s success likely rests solely on the back of Robinson’s inspiring story. Though it’s been almost 70 years since Robinson started at first base, his story is still very poignant today.

Coming in at number 2 is Scary Movie 5 (read our review) with $15 million. Once a high profile player in the low budget comedy market, the Scary Movie franchise has apparently tapered off quite a bit.

Though this film was only made for a reported $20 million, its $15 million opening weekend is the weakest of the five Scary Movie films. And while the first two Scary Movie films are still considered the best of the bunch, Scary Movie 3 and 4 both grossed over $40 million on their respective opening weekends. Considering A Haunted House got the green light for a sequel, we’re not ready to count this franchise out, but maybe audiences are.

The Croods comes in at number 3 with $13 million. Fox’s animated film has now grossed $142 million at the domestic box office, which is good enough for the number 2 spot on the 2013 overall list. The Croods also continues to hold a strong share of the weekend box office, dropping only about 35% from weekend to weekend.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the number 4 film this weekend with $10 million. The big budget sequel is now over the $100 million mark with $102 million.

Rounding out the top 5 is Evil Dead with $9 million. Last week’s number 1 film dropped off quite a bit, but is now up to $41 million in domestic grosses.

Jurassic Park 3D comes in at number 6 with $8 million. The 3D re-release grossed $31 million over two weeks, which brings Jurassic Park‘s lifetime gross up to $338 million.

In at number 7 is Olympus Has Fallen with $7 million, which brings its domestic total up to $81 million. It won’t be for long, but the film is number 5 among the highest grossing films in 2013.

April 14 Box Office Scary Movie 5 Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 14 2013

The reigning 2013 champion, Oz the Great and Powerful, comes in at number 8 with $4.9 million. Disney’s mega hit is now up to $219 million – the number to beat for this summer’s new releases.

Tyler Perry’s Temptation is the number 9 film with $4.5 million. Now at $45 million, Tyler Perry’s latest is right in the director’s sweet spot between $40 and $60 million.

Rounding out the top 10 is The Place Beyond the Pines with $4 million on only 514 screens. The second collaboration between director Derek Cianfrance and Ryan Gosling is now up to $5 million.

Outside the top 10: the Tom Cruise sci-fi flick Oblivion made $61 million overseas. The presence of Cruise alone is typically good for a solid box office opening. We’ll find out when the film releases domestically on Friday.

Danny Boyle’s Trance (read our review) expanded to 438 screens this weekend, and grossed $925,000. Trance is not faring well with critics, which explains the relatively low per-screen average.

[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates - based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released Monday, April 15th - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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TAGS: 42, box office, evil dead, gi joe 2, jurassic park, oblivion, olympus has fallen, scary movie 5, the croods, the great and powerful oz, The Place Beyond the Pines, trance

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  1. Yeah, I think Oblivion was the number 1 movie over here this weekend.

    I got a feeling Evil Dead will be when that opens next week.

    Non-box office news but worth noting for any UK folk who haven’t heard but next wednesday’s London premiere of Iron Man 3 has been postponed to thursday due to Baroness Thatcher’s funeral taking place wednesday. Just in case anyone was planning on showing up and wondered why there were no barriers and RDJ.

  2. I seen Evil Dead for the second time on Friday night, I think it’s an absolute blast of a horror film. I got very lucky and found out that an AMC near me was showing The Place Beyond the Pines, so I went and seen it this morning. It’s one of the best films I have seen so far this year. It’s incredible and I loved it. Ryan Gosling can do no wrong! The performances are reason enough alone to purchase a ticket, I hope people go out and support it.

    • Place was great. Hopefully it expands to more theaters.

    • i work at an AMC and though i haven’t gotten to watch it yet, i’m thrilled to see all of our houses are filling up for every showing. good to know it’s genuinely a good movie. i’m sure my coworkers are sick of me making them watch that opening tracking shot though lol

  3. I watched oblivion on the weekend and I thought It sucked big time. Nice visuals but acting was pretty ordinary, weak screenplay with story that’s been done so many times before and nothing special about its action either.

  4. I cant believe Scary Movie even grossed that much. Did people watch the trailer? it makes me so mad when movies like this make money but ones that are actually good and deserve to do well get no love.

    • Im with you on that! It frustrates the hell out of me as well.

  5. I think the main reason Scary Movie 5 did so badly compared to the first four was obviously because Anna Faris wasn’t in it, neither were the two black guys, (Anthony Anderson and kevin hart)and the fact that Sheen was playing a different character, they may as well go ahead with a Haunted House sequel, seeing as it was funnier and had the original cast of Scary Movie 1 & 2, and hell they could throw Anna Farris in later on and it would be like starting over the original franchise

  6. You are not alone

  7. 42 is great