“Oblivion” Tops Weekend Box office

LOS ANGELES (April 21, 2013)—The Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller leads “Oblivion” topped the box office with a $38.2 million debut this weekend.

That domestic haul is on top of $33.7 million "Oblivion" added in overseas markets, where the film began rolling out a week earlier.

Sunday estimates raised the film's overseas total to $112 million and its worldwide receipts to $150.2 million.

Although many people were caught up Friday in coverage of the manhunt for the suspect in the Boston Marathon explosions, the coverage seems to have had little effect on how the film fared.

"Oblivion" took in $13.3 million on opening day Friday and $14.9 million on Saturday.

That 12 percent increase is not unusual for big new releases, which typically do better business on Saturday than Friday.

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