Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 21 2013

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April 21 Box Office Oblivion Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 21 2013

Tom Cruise reigns supreme in this week’s box office, as moviegoers gear up for the beginning of summer.

In at number 1 is Oblivion (read our review) with $38 million. Tom Cruise’s sci-fi flick opened strong in international markets last weekend and has duplicated that success here in the states.

Oblivion‘s opening weekend take is by no means record-breaking, but it is among the top 10 for April (#7 to be exact). We know that Tom Cruise will continue to get work, but hopefully this also means more good things are in store for director Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy).

Coming in at a somewhat distant number 2 is the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 with $18 million. Now at $54 million in domestic grosses, the film has surpassed its modest $40 million budget. It’s also not showing any sign of letting up just yet, losing only 34% of its audience from last weekend.

The Croods continues to hold the number 3 spot hostage with $9 million this weekend. Fox’s animated family film has grossed a whopping $154 million over 5 weeks.

Scary Movie 5 comes in at number 4 with $6 million, which brings its domestic total up to $22 million. In the past, the Scary Movie films have been good for a cool $50 million or so, but this one appears to be on the weaker side of the spectrum. Not bad enough to kill the franchise just yet, but definitely a sign audiences aren’t necessarily as interested as they once were.

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Rounding out the top 5 is G.I. Joe: Retaliation with $5 million. The film has now joined the $100 million club, and is up to $111 million in domestic grosses. And just in time for another Dwayne Johnson movie (Pain and Gain) next weekend.

The Place Beyond the Pines jumps up to the number 6 spot with $4.7 million. The drama, which stars Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper, expanded to 1,542 screens over the weekend, and is now at $11 million in domestic grosses.

Coming in at number 7 is Olympus Has Fallen with $4.5 million. The Gerard Butler action film is now at $88 million. Can it cross $100 million before falling off the top 10?

Evil Dead is the number 8 film this weekend with $4.1 million. The very R-rated film has grossed $48 million over 3 weeks.

The 3D re-release of Jurassic Park is the number 9 film with $4 million even. Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster now has a lifetime domestic gross of $395 million, thanks to an additional $38 million from this re-release.

And finally, at number 10, is Oz the Great and Powerful with $3 million. The reigning 2013 box office champion is at $223 million in domestic grosses.

[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates - based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released Monday, April 21st - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]


Source: Box Office Mojo

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  1. I saw “Oblivion” today. Although I agree with the assessment that it was not a particularly deep film, I DID find it a solid, thoughtful, well-put-together, effective SF film. I easily and gladly give it 4/5 stars. It deserves the top spot this weekend. Even better, though I had already seen the “Man of Steel” trailer #3 on smaller screens multiple times, I was blown away seeing it in all its precursory glory on the big screen. Superman’s cinematic rebirth cannot come fast enough…

    • Lucky! I was pretty disappointed when my theater didn’t show the Man of Steel trailer.

    • Compared to what passes for science-fiction these days Oblivion is deep as the Laurentian Abyss. ;)

  2. I read somewhere that Oblivion had the best starting weekend for a Tom Cruise movie since 2006 (Mission: Impossible III). So yes, he will keep working. ;)

    I’m definitely looking forward to more from Kosinski. So far it’s 2 for 2, because I loved both Legacy and Oblivion.

  3. The first three (very deep) paragraphs in the New York Times that set about reviewing OBLIVION misspent those column inches ridiculing Tom Cruise and his director, Kosiniki.

    Of course, Tom Cruise will be with us as a leading actor in motion pictures (occasionally choosing a supporting role). Nuff said.

  4. It’s good to see Tom Cruise still at the top and it certainly looks like Oblivion will reach blockbuster grosses. He’s still amidst the top leading actors and actually if you think about it has a lot more successful , non franchise, standalone releases than the likes of Downey Jnr, Dicaprio, Depp, Cooper, Pitt etc

  5. I see Oz giving up it’s 2013 title in May when IM3 releases in the U.S.
    I see IM3 giving up it’s (future) title when MOS releases in June.

    • I wouldn’t be entirely sure on that one.

      IM3 has the public adoration for Downey Jnr, the current track record with two multi- successful pre-ceding sequels plus the huge momentum of goodwill built up from 1.5 billion grossing Avengers.

      Man of Steel has to revive a character’s cinematic status after the lacklustre Superman Returns. There’s now the added pressure of being the catalyst for a Justice League movie and huge expectation for enthusiastic Batman fans expecting the same impact made by Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.

      We shall wait and see but i think most people generally agree that Iron Man 3 will comfortably outgross Man Of Steel.

      • Agreed. Character build up and momentum, Marvel has that down packed right now with it’s billion dollar cinematic universe. Man of Steel may start momentum for the upcoming Justice League movie. Other than that, it’s as good as it’s going to get.