42 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

The Jackie Robinson biopic 42, featuring Chadwick Boseman as the lead, was the #1 film over the weekend, taking in $27.3 million at the box office.  Fellow newcomer Scary Movie 5 scared up $15.2 million worth of business, good enough for second place, with The Croods continuing to rake in money with a #3 finish ($13.2 million).

Here’s the top 10:

1.  42 – $27.3 million.

2.  Scary Movie 5 – $15.2 million

3.  The Croods – $13.2 million

4. G.I. Joe: Retaliation – $10.8 million

5.  Evil Dead – $9.5 million

6.  Jurassic Park 3D – $8.8 million

7.  Olympus Has Fallen – $7.2 million

8.  Oz The Great And Powerful – $4.8 million

9.  Tyler Perry’s Temptation – $4.4 million

10.  The Place Beyond The Pines – $4 million

Listen to the media bar below to hear director Brian Helgeland talk about casting Chadwick Boseman for 42:

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