’42′ Scores in Weekend Box Office Sales

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It didn’t help that “Scary Movie 5″ got the franchise’s worst reviews. Critics haven’t much cared for any of the “Scary Movie” flicks, but reviews for the latest were almost universally bad.

In limited release, director Terrence Malick’s drama “To the Wonder” had a modest start, taking in $130,000 in 18 theaters for an average of $7,222 a cinema. That compares to a $9,074 average in 3,003 theaters for “42.”

“To the Wonder” stars Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem in a dreamlike, poetic musing on love.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “42,” $27.3 million.

2. “Scary Movie 5,” $15.2 million ($3.5 million international).

3. “The Croods,” $13.2 million ($25.5 million international).

4. “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” $10.8 million ($15.6 million international).

5. “Evil Dead,” $9.5 million ($2.9 million international)..

6. “Jurassic Park” in 3-D, $8.8 million ($1.3 million international).

7. “Olympus Has Fallen,” $7.3 million.

8. “Oz the Great and Powerful,” $4.9 million ($5.2 million international).

9. “Tyler Perry’s Temptation,” $4.5 million.

10. “The Place Beyond the Pines,” $4.1 million ($2.2 million international).

(Photo: AP)

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  1. On April 15, 2013, Major League Baseball will honor Jackie Robinson for his contributions to the growth and development of the League. The story is well known how Mr. Robinson become the first African-American player to integrate America’s “favorite pastime”.

    What is ironic is that African-Americans have pretty much abandoned baseball for entertainment or recreation. The reasons for this rejection, particularly by young African-Americans, are many and can be debated, but it is ironic that for all Mr. Robinson went through, African-Americans simply no longer embrace the sport. According to an article by Tyler Kepner in the New York Times, African-Americans make up about 8.5 percent of the players playing in the League today compared to 19 percent in the 70s. It is though African-Americans came into the League, became superstars (Willie Mays), broke legendary records (Hank Aaron), then said that’s enough. Let’s move on to something else.

    We have to appreciate what Mr. Robinson did, yet are African-Americans somehow obligated to continue to embrace the game he integrated? Or, on the other hand, should we simply appreciate the fact that had it not been for Mr. Robinson, other opportunities for African-Americans, inside or outside of sports, may have taken a much longer time to manifest themselves?

    The young players of today cannot understand what it was like for Mr. Robinson to endure all that he did, but on some level, they have to appreciate it. We all have to appreciate it.


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