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Box Office: Tom Cruise's Oblivion Obliterates the Competition

Oblivion, the new sci-fi movie starring Tom Cruise, destroyed the competition at the box office this weekend, taking in $38.2 million for an easy first place finish. It's Cruise's fifth-highest grossing opening weekend ever, and his highest non-sequel debut since 2005's War of the Worlds, Box Office Mojo reports.

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Liz Raftery

Oblivion, the new sci-fi movie starring Tom Cruise, destroyed the competition at the box office this weekend, taking in $38.2 million for an easy first place finish. It's Cruise's fifth-highest grossing opening weekend ever, and his highest non-sequel debut since 2005's War of the Worlds, Box Office Mojo reports.

Coming in behind Oblivion was the Jackie Robinson biopic 42, which earned $18 million in its second week. Holding steady at No. 3 was animated flick The Croodswith $9.5 million, and rounding out the top five were Scary Movie 5 ($6.3 million) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation($5.8 million).

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The Place Beyond the Pinesbenefited from its expansion into more than 1,000 additional theaters this weekend, and jumped up from 10th place to sixth with a haul of $4.7 million.

Staying at No. 7 was Olympus Has Fallen with $4.3 million. Evil Dead came in eighth place with $4.1 million, just ahead of Jurassic Park 3D, in the No. 9 spot with $4 million.

And landing in the Top 10 for the seventh week in a row was Oz the Great and Powerful with $3 million.