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"League Of Their Own" Tops "42" As Highest-Grossing Baseball Film At Box Office

The Jackie Robinson biopic “42” is being released on DVD today, and the film’s $94.9M box office take ranks it second among baseball films, according to data from BoxOfficeMojo.com. The top film remains “A League Of Their Own,” which earned $107.5M for its run in ’92. “42” also topped the $75.6M earned by “Moneyball,” which was released in ’11. Below are the top 10 highest-grossing baseball films at the box office (dating back to ’82) (THE DAILY).

TOP-GROSSING BASEBALL FILMS (SINCE '82)
RANK
FILM
RELEASE
THEATER GROSS
1
"A League of Their Own"
7/1/92
$107.5M
2
"42"
4/12/13
$94.9M
3
"Moneyball"
9/23/11
$75.6M
4
"The Rookie"
3/29/02
$75.6M
5
"Field of Dreams"
4/21/89
$64.4M
6
"The Benchwarmers"
4/7/06
$59.8M
7
"Rookie of the Year"
7/9/93
$53.6M
8
"Bull Durham"
6/17/88
$50.9M
9
"Angels in the Outfield"
7/15/94
$50.2M
10
"Major League"
4/7/89
$49.8M

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