Baseball legend Jackie Robinson is still hitting it big – this time, at the box office. “42”, the eagerly anticipated new film about Robinson’s integration of Major League Baseball, took in $27.3 million over the weekend. Sports films have often been a somewhat tough sell at the box offices, but Robinson’s biopic offers new hope. “Jackie Robinson is making history all over again!” Gitesh Pandya, head of, [told the New York Daily News]( “This was the best opening in history for a baseball movie.” The film, starring newcomer Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and Harrison Ford as Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey, had some fans on edge. [As I wrote last week at](, Robinson left behind a complex political legacy that goes beyond his one heroic act of breaking baseball’s color barrier.