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.

  • 1. Oblivion: $38,152,000 (opening)
  • 2. 42: $18,025,000 ($54,057,000 total)
  • 2. The Croods: $9,500,000 ($154,898,000 total)
  • 4. Scary Movie 5: $6,296,000 ($22,944,000 total)
  • 5. G.I. Joe: Retaliation: $5,775,000 ($111,211,000 total)
  • 6. The Place Beyond The Pines: $4,746,000 ($11,448,000 total)
  • 7. Olympus Has Fallen: $4,500,000 ($88,801,000 total)
  • 8. Evil Dead: $4,100,000 ($48,445,000 total)
  • 9. Jurassic Park 3D: $4,000,000 ($38,500,000 total)
  • 10. Oz the Great and Powerful: $3,048,000 ($223,770,000 total)