Oblivion

The Tom Cruise space flick Oblivion easily handled all comers this box office weekend, as it took $38.15 million at the box office. Oblivion has also strongly performed in foreign markets as well, as it’s already racked up over $136 million internationally.

Coming in second was 42 with $18 million, bumping its two week total to over $54 million domestically.  Meanwhile The Croods just keeps on ticking, with a strong third place showing of $9.5 million.  The DreamWorks Animation picture has a total box office gross of $397.5 million (it was budgeted at $135 million), making it one of this year’s more successful features.

Here’s this weekend’s top 10:

1.  Oblivion - $38.15 million

2.  42 - $18 million

3. The Croods - $9.5 million

4.  Scary Movie 5 - $6.3 million

5.  G.I. Joe: Retaliation - $5.78 million

6.  The Place Beyond the Pines - $4.74 million

7.  Olympus Has Fallen - $4.5 million

8.  Evil Dead - $4.1 million

9. Jurassic Park 3D - $4 million

10.  Oz The Great And Powerful - $3.05 million

Click on the media bar below on why director Joseph Kosinski decided to shoot Oblivion in 2D and not 3D (Kosinski directed his previous film, Tron Legacy, in 3D):

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