Box Office Results: Oblivion is Cruise's Biggest Opening in 7 Years

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Tom Cruise was back in a big way this weekend, starring in Joseph (TRON: Legacy) Kosinski's Oblivion (Universal) alongside Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Melissa Leo. Although an estimated opening of $38.1 million might not sound too impressive, it's actually Cruise's biggest opening for a movie since 2006's MIssion: Impossible III, directed by J.J. Abrams. That movie's sequel was a huge global blockbuster but it had a slower rollout into IMAX theaters before expanding nationwide, which was the original plan for Oblivion as well. Roughly 323 domestic IMAX theaters accounted for $5.5 million of the movie's domestic opening weekend.

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aDDicteD1909d ago

there are several reasons why it was the most profitable movie in 7 years, firstly, tom made only few films in the span of the last 7 yrs such as knight and day, lion for lambs, valkyris etc are not blockbuster material, only mission impossible 4 is a strong candidate but it suffered from the shortcomings of the previous mission impossible movies. oblivion might be his 2nd best film in 7 years only behind mi4 which should have garnered more money than it made.

Sahil1908d ago

What are they talking about oblivion is his biggest non sequel opening for 7 years for cruise so it's great. I've said it before. Oblivion is great. It's just that some people don't care about new IPs.