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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