“Obilvion” Leads Lame Movie Field

Originally posted on CBS St. Louis:

Remember when Tom Cruise made movies like “Born on the 4th of July” and “Rainman?” Not any more, simply because he has proven bankable as an action and sci-fi film star. He latest film of that type, “Oblivion,” heavy on special effects and light on story, was number one at the box office with an opening weekend total of $38.1 million.

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The motion picture about Jackie Robinson, “42,” continues strong at the box office taking in $18 million this weekend, down 34% from opening weekend. It gives “42″ at good box office batting average of $54.1 million for its first two weeks.

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The family animated film in 3-D, “The Croods” was third this weekend with $9.5 million. For 5 weeks, “The Croods” has a total of $154.9 million in the till.

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“Scary Movie 5,” probably the last in this comedy series, was fourth over the weekend with $6.3 million. In fifth place…

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