Warner's 42 rounded out its first week in theatres with a first place take of $1.94 million on Thursday. The well received Jackie Robinson biopic was up a solid 4 percent over Wednesday. 42 was easily the week's top film with a seven-day start of $36.03 million. The film continues to exceed expectations and is running an impressive 39 percent stronger than the $25.97 million one-week start of 2011's Moneyball. Given the film's strong word of mouth and solid daily holds throughout the week, odds are strong that 42 will hold up quite nicely over the weekend.
The Croods held steady in second place with $0.725 million. The 3D computer animated film from Fox and DreamWorks Animation continues to hold up nicely as it was up 11 percent over Wednesday and down 26 percent from last Thursday. The Croods placed in third for the week with $16.07 million. That was down 35 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's four-week total to $145.398 million.
Fellow blockbuster G.I. Joe: Retaliation took in $0.670 million to remain in third. The 3D action sequel from Paramount was up 3 percent over Wednesday and down 45 percent from last Thursday. G.I. Joe: Retaliation finished in fourth this week with $13.81 million and has now grossed $105.44 million in 22 days.
The Weinstein Company's Scary Movie 5 finished up its first week of release with a seventh place $0.524 million take on Thursday. The fifth installment of the horror comedy franchise placed in second for the week with a softer than expected seven-day start of $16.65 million. That places the film 23 percent behind the $21.61 million one-week start of this year's A Haunted House.