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Looks like the Jackie Robinson biopic, “42″, stunned everyone when it came in number one at the box office this weekend, making $9.1 million. It has grossed more in opening weekend than more recent baseball films such as “Moneyball” and “Trouble with Curve”, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The film is expected to make $27 million over the next three days which is incredible since the film cost $40 million to make. It seems sure to be a word-of-mouth hit.

Have you caught “42″ yet? Check out our coverage of the hit film and baseball pioneer, Jackie Robinson!

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Jackie Robinson Gives America “Hope” In “42″ [VIDEO]

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Jackie Robinson

New Book Details How Jackie Robinson Helped Ease Racial Tensions On Brooklyn Street

’42′ Hits Home Run At Box Office  was originally published on theurbandaily.com