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April 21, 2013

Fans sink into Cruise’s 'Oblivion’ in $38.2M debut

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LOS ANGELES —

“He’s a global star,” Rocco said. “People love Tom Cruise. If you put him in the right vehicle, they love him even better.”

In narrower release, Rob Zombie’s latest horror tale “The Lords of Salem” flopped with $622,000 in 355 theaters, for a dismal average of $1,752 a cinema. That compared to an average of $10,085 in 3,783 theaters for “Oblivion.”

The low-budget hip-hop drama “Filly Brown” opened solidly with $1.4 million in 188 theaters, for an average of $7,250. The film stars Gina Rodriguez and the late Jenni Rivera in the story of a young talent with a shot at stardom on Los Angeles’ hip-hop scene.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “Oblivion,” $38.2 million ($33.7 million international).

2. “42,” $18 million.

3. “The Croods,” $9.5 million ($23.4 million international).

4. “Scary Movie 5,” $6.3 million ($3.5 million international).

5. “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” $5.8 million ($40 million international).

6. “The Place Beyond the Pines,” $4.7 million.

7. “Olympus Has Fallen,” $4.5 million ($7.8 million international).

8. “Evil Dead,” $4.1 million ($2.3 million international).

9. “Jurassic Park” in 3-D, $4 million ($420,000 international).

10. “Oz the Great and Powerful,” $3 million ($1.5 million international).

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