Oblivion Takes Top Place in Theaters
Universal’s Oblivion, the Joseph Kosinski sci-film starring Tom Cruise, led the box office last weekend with a debut of $37.05 million. Oblivion represented the largest opening weekend performance for Cruise since the $47.74 million start of 2006’s Mission: Impossible III. With Disney’s Iron Man 3 and Paramount’s Star Trek Into Darkness both opening in the near future, it was especially important for Oblivion to get off to a good start.
Oblivion‘s audience skewed heavily towards older moviegoers (74 percent were 25 and older) and male moviegoers (57 percent).
The Jackie Robinson biopic 42 held up in its second weekend with a second place take of $17.72 million. The Croods also held up last weekend. The 3D computer animated film from Fox and DreamWorks Animation stayed in third with $9.24 million. The Weinstein Company’s Scary Movie 5 fell to fourth place with $5.76 million.
|This Week||Last Week||Movie||Weekend Gross||Cumulative Gross||Weeks|
|4||2||Scary Movie 5||$6.2M||$22.8M||2|
|5||4||G.I. Joe: Retaliation||$5.8M||$111.2M||4|
|6||10||The Place Beyond the Pines||$4.9M||$11.6M||4|
|7||7||Olympus Has Fallen||$4.5M||$88.8M||5|
|9||6||Jurrasic Park 3D||$4.1M||$38.5M||3|
|10||8||Oz: The Great and Powerful||$3.0M||$223.7M||7|
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