The latest Jackie Robinson Biopic scored #1 at the weekend box office with over $27 million at theaters. Also is the highest grossing opening weekend 'baseball' themed movie of all-time. Out pacing 'Moneyball' (19.3 mil) and 'A league of Their Own' (13 mil)
Critics have raved about the film and its sure to get some consideration during the awards show season.
The fact of the matter is, people of all backgrounds came out to support this film primarily for its historical relevance. Its great that the support has been their for this story and may essentially pave the way for other important stories of African Americans to be told also in cinema. Jesse Owens vs. Hilter perhaps? Just saying.