Published On: Mon, Apr 22nd, 2013

Tom Cruise, ‘Oblivion’ tops the box office while ‘Filly Brown’ and ‘Home Run’ average huge turnouts

Tom Cruise’s Oblivion has topped the US box office on its first weekend on release.

The science fiction blockbuster debuted to $38 million to top the chart ahead of baseball drama 42 which earned $17.7 million.

Scott Elrod in 'Home Run' turned in nearly $5K per screen to earn $1.6 million in its opening weekend

Scott Elrod in ‘Home Run’ turned in nearly $5K per screen to earn $1.6 million in its opening weekend

Oblivion‘s opening weekend is Cruise’s biggest opening since 2006’s Mission: Impossible III.

The Croods, DreamWorks’s latest animated movie, holds onto second place, while horror spoof Scary Movie 5 slips down two places to four.

GI Joe: Retaliation rounds out the top five.

Two Indy films made a splash just outside of the top ten. Filly Brown, which features the late Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera in a supporting role, debuted with a strong $1.3 million at the specialty box office this weekend. This was only screened in 188 theaters.

Christian film Home Run landed in slot 12 with $1.6 million on less than 400 screens.

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