Weekend Box Office – ‘Oblivion’ dominates

Posted: April 22, 2013 in Movies

Tom Cruise’s sci-fi action romp Oblivion proved this weekend that the movie star still has the draw despite a film not being that well rounded.  And according to numerous reviews, Oblivion looks great but fails to stimulate the mind.  Typical of a pre-summer blockbuster.  However, the film – which debuted this weekend – managed to still pull in a nice $37M.  It’s Cruise’s largest opening since 2006 when Mission Impossible III released.  Oblivion will likely remain atop the box office until May 3 when Iron May 3 launches.

Second at the box office this weekend was last weekend’s box office winner, 42, the biopic of Jackie Robinson.  The film continues its strong two week run with nearly $18M, bringing its two week total to $53M.  Considering the film has already made back its budget it’s really a great feat.

Third this weekend was Dreamworks’ continued successor The Croods, which pulled in nearly $10M to bring its total to $154M.  It’s officially Dreamworks biggest hit since Madagascar 3 last summer and is poised to move into Dreamworks’ top 10 all-time grossing films.

Rounding out the top five was the abysmal Scary Movie 5 and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which made $6M and $5M respectively.

Here’s the full top 10:

*Numbers in millions* (TOTAL)

1) Oblivion – $37 (NEW)

2) 42 – $17.7 ($53.3)

3) The Croods – $9.2 ($154.6)

4) Scary Movie 5 – $6.1 ($22.7)

5) G.I. Joe: Retaliation – $5.7 ($111.2)

6) The Place Beyond the Pines – $4.9 ($11.6)

7) Olympus Has Fallen – $4.4 ($88.7)

8) Evil Dead – $4.1 ($48.4)

9) Jurassic Park 3D – $4 ($38.5)

10) Oz the Great and Powerful – $3 ($223.7)


Via Box Office Mojo

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