Warner's 42 took in $1.86 million on Wednesday to comfortably lead the daily box office for a sixth consecutive day. The well received Jackie Robinson biopic did fall 26 percent from Tuesday, though it should be noted that Wednesday declines in general were slightly larger than usual yesterday. In the bigger picture, 42 continues to exceed expectations with a six-day start of $34.096 million. That places the film an impressive 41 percent ahead of the $24.23 million six-day start of 2011's Moneyball. Given the film's strong word of mouth and solid daily holds thus far, odds are strong that 42 will hold up quite nicely over the upcoming weekend.
Fox's The Croods and Paramount's G.I. Joe: Retaliation switched places on Wednesday, with The Croods edging out Retaliation by a very slim $1,552 to place in second for the day. The Croods was down 24 percent from Tuesday to gross $0.655 million, while G.I. Joe: Retaliation fell 27 percent to take in $0.653 million. Respective total grosses stand at $144.67 million for The Croods in 27 days and at $104.77 million for G.I. Joe: Retaliation in 21 days.
The Weinstein Company's Scary Movie 5 had a tough day on Wednesday, as fifth installment of the horror comedy franchise fell two spots and a steep 37 percent from Tuesday to land in seventh with $0.516 million. Scary Movie 5 has grossed a softer than expected $16.12 million in six days, which places the film 23 percent behind the $20.83 million six-day take of this year's A Haunted House.
In limited release, Focus' The Place Beyond the Pines took in $343,128 to remain in eighth place among all films on Wednesday. The Derek Cianfrance directed film starring Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper fell 22 percent from Tuesday. The Place Beyond the Pines has grossed $6.36 million to date and will be playing in 1,542 locations this weekend.
Select Location Counts for the Weekend of Apr. 19:
Oblivion -- 3,782
The Place Beyond the Pines -- 1,542
The Lords of Salem -- 354
Filly Brown -- 188
The Croods -- 3,435
Scary Movie 5 -- 3,402
42 -- 3,250
G.I. Joe: Retaliation - 3,175
Evil Dead -- 2,823
Olympus Has Fallen -- 2,638
Jurassic Park 3D -- 2,329
Oz: The Great and Powerful -- 2,045
Tyler Perry's Temptation -- 1,405
The Host -- 1,356
The Call -- 977