GLOBAL: Tom Cruise Delivers $61.1M Opening for 'Oblivion'
on April 14, 2013
Oblivion grossed an estimated $61.1 million overseas this weekend.
Any concern that Rock of Ages or Jack Reacher might have affected the star's global drawing power are now buried under $61 million. The film took the top spot in 48 of the 52 markets it opened in. The film did exceptionally well in Russia, posting $8.6 million over the weekend -the most successful opening weekend in Russia for Tom Cruise.
Oblivion's biggest numbers came from the UK & Ireland ($7.9M), Korea ($4.1M), France ($3.9M), Australia ($3.6), Spain ($3.1M), and Mexico ($2.8M). Universal is reporting the film has conquered the entire Eastern Europe, Latin American and Middle East markets.
Oblivion's opening weekend overseas is 22% ahead of director Joseph Kosinski's previous film, TRON: Legacy, which reached a $228 overseas cume. It is a significant improvement above Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher; a 70% increase over that film's opening weekend will surely mean it will beat Reacher's $150 million overseas cume. The film is on par with the opening weekend for last year's Snow White and the Huntsman, which went on to gross $241 million overseas.
The Croods continues to hold-up remarkably overseas, posting $25.5 million this weekend and updating its overseas total to $244.8 million. The animated film opened slightly behind Oblivion in France with $3.7 million. It performed strongly after multiple weeks in the UK ($3M weekend, $34.4M cume), Australia ($2.9M weekend, $17M cume), Brazil ($1.5M weekend, $13.3M cume), Mexico ($1.4M weekend, $22.7M cume), and Germany ($1M weekend, $17.4M cume). The global total is $387.3 million.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation continues to outpace its predecessor at the box office. The action film added $15.6 million from 61 territories this weekend to reach a $168.3 million overseas gross. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra reached a lifetime $152.3 million overseas. Strong hold-over showings in its third week of release in Brazil ($1.2M weekend, $8M cume), Germany ($1.1M weekend, $9.4M cume), and Mexico ($1M weekend, $12.7M cume) led the pack. The global cume is currently $270.7 million. The film will be released in China tomorrow and can see continued growth over the next several weeks if it can find an audience there.
Jurassic Park 3D saw a rise in its overseas box office this weekend, posting a $5.8 million gross -nearly twice the business it made with last weekend's $3.3 million gross. The global cume is $37.7 million, solidifying Universal's $10 million investment to reconvert and re-release the film in 3D.
Well into its release, Oz: The Great and Powerful racked up another $5.2 million to bring its overseas total to $251.6 million. The Disney film has now reached $471 million globally.
Identity Thief is slowly ramping up its scaled overseas release. It added $3.2 million to reach a $30.3 million overseas total and a $152.3 global cume.
Mama grossed $1.2 million this weekend and is now at $60.6 million overseas. The global cume is $132.2 million.
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