Universal's sci-fi epic earns Tom Cruise his best North American opening outside of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise and "War of the Worlds."
Universal’s sci-fi feature Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, opened to $38.2 million at the domestic box office to come in number one. Overseas, the film continued to do well, grossing $33.7 million in its second weekend for an international tally of $112 million and worldwide total of $150.2 million.
Legendary and Warner Bros.' Jackie Robinson biopic 42 continued to score strong numbers in its second weekend, coming in second place with $18 million. The baseball drama's 10-day domestic total is $54.1 million.
Fox and DreamWorks Animation's animated feature The Croods raced passed the $400 million mark globally, grossing $9.5 domestically for a third place finish and taking in $23.4 million internationally for a worldwide total of $429.4 million.
Horror movie parody Scary Movie 5 placed fourth in its second weekend, bringing the Weinstein Co.’s Dimension label $6.3 million for a domestic total of $22.9 million.
Paramount's G.I. Joe: Retaliation jumped the $300 million mark in its fourth weekend, coming in fifth in North America and number one internationally. The sequel has grossed $111.2 million domestically and $211.7 million internationally for a worldwide total of $322.9 million.
Expanding nationwide over the weekend, Derek Cianfrance's indie drama The Place Beyond the Pines, starring Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling, placed sixth in North America. The film, from Focus Features and Sidney Kimmel, took in $4.7 million for a total of $11.4 million.
In seventh place, FilmDistrict's Olympus Has Fallen picked up another $4.5 million in its fifth weekend at the box office, bringing the film’s domestic total to $88.1 million.
Sony's horror feature Evil Dead, from TriStar, FilmDistrict and Ghost House, took in $4.1 million in its third outing for an eighth place showing with a total of $41.5 million.
Universal's Jurassic Park in 3D, in its third weekend, ranked ninth. Collecting $4 million, the re-release has taken in $38.5 million to date.
Rounding out the list at number 10, Disney's Oz The Great and Powerful brought in $3 million for a domestic total of $223.8 million. Overseas, the fantasy feature brought in $5.2 million for an international total of $168.3 million.
Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.