Magazine article Screen International

Oblivion Leads US on $38.2M

Magazine article Screen International

Oblivion Leads US on $38.2M

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Tom Cruise returned to the top of the North American charts for the first time since December 2011 as Oblivion debuted on an estimated $38.2m from 3,783 sites.

The sci-fi thriller from Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski delivered Cruise his fifth best opening weekend behind War Of The Worlds' $64.9m in June 2005, Mission: Impossible II's $57.8m in May 2000, Mission: Impossible III's $47.7m in May 2006 and Mission: Impossible's $45.4m in May 1996.

Oblivion's global box office already stands at more than $150m including the $112m international running total from two sessions. The film drew $5.5m from 323 IMAX screens.

Last weekend's champion, 42, slipped one place and stands at $54.1m. DreamWorks Animation's The Croods ranks third and has grossed $154.9m through Fox after three weekends.

The Place Beyond The Pines climbed four places following a 1,028 theatre expansion that puts it in 1,542 sites. The $4.7m weekend haul boosted the early tally to $11.4m after four sessions.

Olympus Has Fallen continued to march towards $100m and ranks seventh on $88.8m after five weekends.

Samuel Goldwyn opened Home Run at number 12 on $1. …

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