Sports biopic "42" debuted at the top of the box office over the weekend with $27.3 million, much stronger than many analysts and pre-release polling had suggested. Starring relative unknown Chadwick Boseman as the legendary baseball player, "42" easily bested the weekend's other big new release, "Scary Movie 5," and received an A+ CinemaScore from audiences, a feat accomplished by blockbusters like "The Avengers."CLICK HERE to read the rest of my report.
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