After a couple of box office disappointments (Jack Reacher & Rock of Ages), Tom Cruise proves he can still pack a punch if given the right vehicle. His latest sci-fi flick opened to $38.2 million at the domestic box office. The movie marks the 50-year-old actor’s best North American opening outside the Mission: Impossible franchise and War of the Worlds.
I’m sure the fact no other films opening this weekend helped with his opening haul. With a disturbing B- CinemaScore, chances don’t look good for a long run. That said, Oblivion continued to impress internationally. It debuted last week and added another $33.7 million to the international cume of $112 million, giving the film an overall $150.2 million worldwide.
Coming in second was last week’s box office champ, 42. The sports flick dropped a very slim 34 percent. It added another $18 million. The baseball drama’s 10-day domestic total is $54.1 million. On the flip side, Scary Movie V dropped an expected 55 percent, bringing in another measly $6 million to a disappointing total of only $22 million. Check out the rest of the Top 10 below.