Universal's Oblivion took in $2.70 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The Joseph Kosinski directed sci-fi film starring Tom Cruise was down 70 percent from Sunday. Going forward, midweek business for Oblivion is likely to be solid due in part to the film skewing heavily towards older moviegoers. Oblivion has grossed $39.76 million through four days of release, which is towards the higher end of pre-release expectations. The film is currently running 21 percent stronger than the $32.82 million four-day start of 2008's The Day the Earth Stood Still and 22.5 percent behind the $51.27 million four-day start of 2006's Mission: Impossible III.
42 claimed second place on Monday with $1.07 million. Warner's well received Jackie Robinson biopic was down 76 percent from Sunday and down 52 percent from last Monday. 42 Has grossed a stronger than expected $54.83 million in eleven days. That places the film an impressive 41 percent ahead of the $38.85 million eleven-day take of 2011's Moneyball.
The Place Beyond the Pines moved into third place on Monday with $0.44 million. While the Focus release didn't have the greatest initial expansion into wide release this past Friday, the film has now held up nicely each of the past three days. The Place Beyond the Pines has grossed $12.08 million to date.
The Croods placed in fourth with $0.40 million. The 3D computer animated blockbuster from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was down 85 percent from Sunday and down 44 percent from last Monday. The 32-day domestic total for The Croods stands at $155.03 million.
In limited release, Filly Brown continued to post solid per-location numbers as the film averaged $414 from 188 locations to gross $77,752. The Pantelion release did fall a sharp 80 percent from Sunday; strongly suggesting that it will be much more of a weekend film. Filly Brown has grossed $1.56 million in four days.