'Oblivion' cruises to No. 1 at box office

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .



Everyone expected “Oblivion” to own the box office and it did, with an estimated $38,151,555.
The Jackie Robinson movie, “42,” continues to draw well, adding another $18,025,000 to its total. “The Croods” just won’t quit, another sign that families are happy to go to the movies when there’s something worthwhile to see. 
Here are the top movies, courtesy of 
1. “Oblivion” — $38,151,555. 
2. “42” — $18,025,000, bringing its total to $54,057,000.
3. “The Croods” — $9,500,000, for $154,897,742 since release. 
4. “Scary Movie V” — $6,296,000, or $22,943,592 in two weeks. 
5. “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” — $5,775,000, for $111,211,000 since release. 
6. “The Place Beyond the Pines” — $4,745,888 (still on far fewer screens than the other Top 10 movies), for $11,447,790 in limited release.
7. “Olympus Has Fallen” — $4,500,000, for $88,801,252 to date. 
8. “Evil Dead” — $4,100,000, for $48,445,000 in two weeks.
9. “Jurassic Park” 3-D and re-release — $4,007,600, for $38,478,690 in three weeks. 
10. “Oz the Great and Powerful” — $3,048,000, for $223,770,000 in North America and $478 million worldwide. 

The running gross and attendance are both off -- by 11 or 12 percent -- compared with this time last year.


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