42 box office friday '42' leads, 'Scary Movie 5' sets new low for franchise in Friday box office numbers

It seems like audiences were interested in hearing a retelling of the life of Jackie Robinson, because viewers showed up in force to see the Harrison Ford-starring biopic “42” when it opened. That film clocked in an estimated $9.1 million on its opening day Friday (April 12).

Moviegoers weren’t as kind to the other big film opening that day, as “Scary Movie 5” failed to make the splash that many were expecting. It only brought in $5.5 million on its first day of release, which is a new low for the horror spoof franchise. For some context, “Scary Movie 4” had a $19 million opening day, and even the “Scary Movie” knock off “A Haunted House” opened with $6.8 million back in January.

“Evil Dead” still clings to life, coming in third place with $3.2 million. Meanwhile, the Dreamworks animated film “The Croods” brought in $3 million. Rounding out the top five is “G.I. Joe; Retaliation,” which brought in $2.9 million and is expected to cross the $100 million line by the end of the weekend.

Here are the Top 10 movies in Friday’s box office:

1. “42,” 9.1 million
2. “Scary Movie 5,” 5.5 million
3. “Evil Dead,” 3.2 million
4. “The Croods,” 3.05 million
5. “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” 2.9 million
6. “Jurassic Park 3D,” 2.4 million
7. “Olympus Has Fallen,” $2 million
8. “Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor,” 1.4 million
9. “Oz the Great and Powerful,” $1.2 million
10. “The Call,” 575,000

Posted by:Terri Schwartz