Box Office Results: 42 No. 1 Domestically, Oblivion Big Overseas


The Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.

Brian Helgeland’s Jackie Robinson biopic 42 opened in first place domestically with an estimated $27 million from 3,003 theaters, an average of $9,074 per location. The drama, starring Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, Andre Holland, Lucas Black, Hamish Linklater, Ryan Merriman and T.R. Knight, was made for about $38 million. The Warner Bros. release received an excellent A+ CinemaScore from audiences.

Internationally, Joseph Kosinski’s sci-fi thriller Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Melissa Leo, debuted in 7,444 theaters in 52 countries. The film earned an estimated $61.1 million and was No. 1 in 48 of the countries. Oblivion opens in domestic theaters and IMAX on Friday, April 19.

Back at the domestic box office, Scary Movie V was released in 3,402 theaters but managed to earn just $15.2 million in second place, an average of $4,454 per theater. Dimension Films’ $20 million spoof comedy debuted with quite a bit lower than the $40.2 million that Scary Movie 4 earned its opening weekend in 2006.

DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods continued to perform well in third place with $13.2 million. Made for $135 million, the animated adventure has earned $142.5 million domestically after four weeks. Internationally, The Croods took in an additional $25.5 million for an overseas total of $244.8 million. Worldwide, the film has reached $387.3 million.

Dropping down two spots to fourth, G.I. Joe: Retaliation added $10.8 million its third weekend. The $130 million action film has earned $102.4 million so far.

Evil Dead, from TriStar, FilmDistrict and Ghost House, took in $9.5 million this weekend in the fifth spot. The horror remake has earned $41.5 million and was made for just $17 million.

Universal’s 3D re-release of Jurassic Park made another $8.8 million in sixth place its second weekend for a total of $31.9 million.

In its fourth weekend, Olympus Has Fallen brought in $7.3 million for a total of 81.9 million.

Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films.