oblivion tom cruise universal Box Office: Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion' off to a strong start on FridayThe Tom Cruise sci-fi movie “Oblivion” took in $13.3 million, putting it on pace for nearly $40 million in earnings its opening weekend — a robust debut indeed.

“Oblivion” was the only new wide release, but carry-over “42,” the Jackie Robinson film, was second with $5.2 million, followed by family animated movie “The Croods” at 2.23 million, bringing its domestic box office take to nearly $150 million total.

“Scary Movie 5” was in fourth place at just over $2 million and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” was in fifth at $1.5 million.

The rest of the Top 10 is as follows:

6. “The Place Beyond the Pines,” $1.4 M
7. “Evil Dead,” 1.36 M
8. “Olympus Has Fallen,” 1.23 M
9. “Jurassic Park 3D,” 1 M
10. “Oz the Great and Powerful,” $763,000

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."