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21 April 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

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After storming the box office charts here and elsewhere in the world last weekend, Tom Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski brought the Oblivion road show home to the US, and scored a solid first weekend. With no wide competition, the sci-fi film took in $38.1 million, according to studio estimates.

Jackie Robinson drama 42 stayed strong, earning $18 million for second place, with The Croods sticking in third with $9.5 million. Scary Movie 5 fell to fourth, earning $6.3 million while G.I. Joe: Retaliation rounded out the top five with $5.7 million.

Derek Cianfrance’s latest Ryan Gosling pic The Place Beyond The Pines added cinemas and roared up the charts from 10th to sixth place, scoring $4.7 million along the way. White House action thriller Olympus Has Fallen, meanwhile, stayed in seventh, making $4.5 million. The new Evil Dead (which you can hear all about on last week’s Empire Podcast) was eighth with $4.1 million and Jurassic Park 3D took in $4 million in ninth. Finally, Oz The Great And Powerful seems set to leave the top 10 after a successful couple of months, adding $3 million for a running US total of $223.7 million.

To see Tom Cruise take out the competition with a big gun in the full charts, head to Box Office Mojo.


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Well deserved...
Well deserved...I was so impressed with Oblivion...a nod to good old fashioned Sci-Fi...very well written and original...I know it's early but the production design in particular deserves some recognition come awards season. Good work from Kosinski and Cruise More

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Yay for Cruise
My favey Hollywood star, so I am biased, but I really hope he gets good Box Office over a long run for this film. I liked Oblivion (gave it 4 out of 5) and want him to carry on being a major draw for movies. Think he gets far too bad a rep from peeps generally. Here's hoping Jack Reacher wins the DVD/Blu Ray sales, cause I wanna see more in that series please! (Hope and Despair book my personal preference for next Reacher movie please!) More

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