It’s Monday, which means that it’s time to clean the stickiest of stains off the cinema floor and throw a few more left behind children into the room with popcorn boxes that have holes cut out of the bottom! Several new films hit the big screen in the North American market, including one starring the master of the 90 degree arm angle run himself, Tom Cruise. So how did it do?
Quite well actually. Looks like Tom Cruise is finally out of his lacklustre opening weekends, because Oblivion pulled in quite a bit of cash at the box office. Almost $40 million to be exact. That’s the highest opening weekend for a Tom Cruise film since 2006’s Mission Impossible 3. Thanks to some solid word of mouth and savvy marketing, Oblivion is proving to be a hit for director Joseph Kosinski as well, with international markets giving the movie a global tally of $150 million so far.
42 has also proven to be a solid entry so far, chalking up another $18 million for its current North American doemstic run, while The Croods is also staying firm in third place, with an impressive haul of $427 million so far. Here’s a look at how everyone else did this weekend.
- Oblivion – $38.1 Million
- 42 – $18 Million
- The Croods – $9.5 Million
- Scary Movie 5 – $6.2 Million
- GI Joe Retaliation – $5.7 Million
- The place beyond the pines – $4.7 Million
- Olympus has fallen – $4.5 Million
- Evil Dead – $4.1 Million
- Jurassic Park 3D – $4 Million
- Oz the great and powerful – $3 Million
Expect Oblivion to dominate the box office for the next week or two, at least until Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 arrives at the end of the month. Other limited releases from the box office saw Rob Zombie return with The Lords of Salem, which pocketed a cool 16th place $622 000 from 354 theaters, while Home Run and Filly Brown finished up in 12th and 13th place respectively.
Last Updated: April 22, 2013