42 was a hit at the weekend box office. The biopic on Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947, earned an estimated 27.3 million dollars to open in first place. It's the most successful debut ever for a baseball movie, topping the 19.5 million raked in by Moneyball during its opening weekend two years ago.
Scary Movie 5, featuring Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen, debuted in the runner-up spot, collecting 15.2 million dollars.
The previous box office champ, Evil Dead, dropped to fifth place, with 9.5 million.
Though Tom Cruise's new thriller Oblivion doesn't hit theaters in the U.S. until this Friday, it's already performing well overseas. It made over 61 million bucks internationally over the weekend.
Here are the top 10 movies at the domestic box office from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:
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, $8.8 million.
7. Olympus Has Fallen, $7.3 million.
8. Oz the Great and Powerful, $4.9 million.
9. Tyler Perry's Temptation, $4.5 million.
10. The Place Beyond the Pines, $4.1 million.