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Oblivion Tops US Box Office, Followed by 42 and The Croods

Oblivion, a sci-fi starring Tom Cruise, was at the top of the charts for this week.


Coming in at more than $38 million domestically and directed by Joseph Kosinski, the director of TRON: Legacy, domestic critics have referred to the movie as an excellent example of the sci-fi genre.

The life story of Jackie Robinson and his struggle to become one of the greatest baseball players of his time is told in the movie 42, which pulled in revenue of $18 million since it opened Apr 12 and is second in the charts. Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford and Nicole Beharie star in the film produced by Warner Bros.

Another movie that has been at the top of the charts is The Croods, an animation comedy about the world’s first family and their adventures traveling across the world. The animated film rose from fourth in the domestic charts last week to third and is at $9.5 million. The Croods features stars such as Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds and rose from fourth in the domestic charts last week to third in the charts this week.

Starring Ashley Tisdale, Simon Rex, Katt Williams, Tyler Posey and Charlie Sheen, the fifth movie in the Scary Movie series is fourth in the charts. Scary Movie 5, at more than $6 million, is about a couple that brings home their newborn child and starts to notice strange activity around them. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the film has been in the top ten since its opening.

Fifth on the domestic charts this week is GI Joe: Retaliation produced by Paramount and featuring Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum and Jonathan Pryce. The movie combines action and adventure as the G.I. Joes fight to defend their nation and own lives. Coming in at $5.7 million the film is a follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra.

The Place Beyond the Pines with Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes and Bradley Cooper took sixth with $4.7 million domestically. This crime drama is about a motorcycle stunt rider who robs banks in order to provide for his family and the consequences that follow his theft. Last week, the film was tenth on the charts below both Evil Dead and Olympus Has Fallen.

Olympus Has Fallen is now below The Place Beyond the Pines with $4.5 million in revenue. Starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman, the action-thriller features a former Presidential guard who finds himself trapped inside the White House during a terrorist attack. The guard uses his training and knowledge to help retake the White House and save the President. Directed by Antoine Fuqua the film takes seventh in the domestic box office.

Evil Dead went from fifth to eighth in the box office this week at $4.1 million. Produced by Sony the horror film follows the terrifying events that happen to five friends staying in a remote cabin who become possessed by demons. The movie is a remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror.

Ninth on the charts is, Jurassic Park, a 3D re-release of Spielberg’s original film. The re-release is at $4 million domestically followed by tenth on the charts, Oz the Great and Powerful at $3 million starring Mila Kunis and James Franco.

Opening this Thursday is Iron Man 3 in 3D and Friday is The ABCs of Death, Bernie, In the Fog, The Look of Love, Lords of Salem, Scarecrow and White Elephant.



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