Oblivion obliterates box office rivals
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Oblivion, a post-apocalyptic action flick starring Tom Cruise, obliterated the competition in its debut this weekend, taking in about US$38.2 million (S$47.2 million), industry estimates showed on Sunday.
The film earned more than a third of this weekend's box office revenue - about 37.41 per cent of ticket sales, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations - as it jettisoned last week's winner 42 from the top spot.
42, a biopic about trailblazing black baseball star Jackie Robinson, which stars Harrison Ford as the Brooklyn Dodgers executive who signed him, this week came in second place, with US$18 million in ticket sales.
Stone-age cartoon The Croods, from DreamWorks Animation, was third with US$9.5 million, followed by Scary Movie 5, the latest installment in the slasher-comedy franchise, which earned US$6.3 million.