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.
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.