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Oblivion At First on Box Office Charts with The Croods Still Near the Top

Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, rose to the top of the worldwide box office charts this weekend with $61 million. The adventure sci-fi is about a drone repairman who discovers a crashed space ship with objects inside of it that causes him to question a lot of what he believes.


At the peak of the domestic box office charts is Warner Bros. 42, a sports drama based on the life of Jackie Robinson and his journey to success after signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The movie features Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford and Nichole Beharie.

Scary Movie 5, which opened this past Friday is second in the domestic charts with over $15 million in revenue. Starring Ashley Tisdale, Simon Rex, Katt Williams, Tyler Posey, and even Charlie Sheen, this comedy features a couple who begins to notice unusual activity after the birth of their son. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the fifth installment of the Scary Movie franchise also is fifth on the worldwide charts.

The Croods, a comedic animation, again is near the top of the charts at third with $13 million. This adventure comedy is portrayed through the voices of stars such as Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, and Ryan Reynolds and has remained in the top ten of the charts for weeks now.

At fourth in both the domestic and worldwide charts is GI Joe: Retaliation, which was first in the worldwide charts and second in the domestic charts last week. The G.I. Joes are at it again in another action filled movie all about the team and their quest to defeat their enemies.

Fifth in the domestic box office is Evil Dead, a horror movie written by Sony Pictures Entertainment. The films has appeared in the top ten of the charts since its opening on April 5th showing that it lives up to its’ tagline “the most terrifying film you will ever experience.”

At $8.8 million is the sixth on the charts, Jurassic Park and seventh is Olympus Has Fallen at $7.2 million.  Jurassic Park is a 3D re-release of Spielberg’s film.  The movie comes to life in 3D with the terrifying dinosaurs appearing almost alive as they pop out at the audience making Spielberg’s classic a hit, yet again. Starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman, Olympus Has Fallen is an American action-thriller released this March.

Oz The Great and Powerful featuring Mila Kunis, James Franco, and Michelle Williams is the story of a small town magician who suddenly finds himself in the city of Oz, causing his life to take turns in ways he had never expected as he must discover who to and not to trust in order to help the land of Oz and the people living in it.

With $4.5 million on the domestic charts is Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor directed and written by Tyler Perry and starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Vanessa Williams, and Lance Gross.

Finally, number ten on the charts is The Place Beyond the Pines, a crime- drama film starring Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, and Bradley Cooper at $4 million. The March release is about a motorcycle stunt rider who robs a bank to provide for his family and all of the adventure that unfolds because of it.

Opening in theaters soon is Bait, Love is All You Need, Me And You, Promised Land, and Rebellion.



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