"Oblivion" Takes Top Spot at Weekend Box Office

Posted Sunday April 21, 2013 2:40 PM GMT

Riding on its highly anticipated status, "Oblivion" soared to the top spot in this weekend's box office for the weekend of April 19-21, 2013.

The Tom Cruise-fronted action adventure grabbed an impressive $38.2 million for its freshman weekend in theaters.

Sliding into second was last week's number one, the Jackie Robinson bio-pic "42," garnering $18 million for it's sophomore run.

Rounding out the top five was the animated adventure film "The Croods" ($9.5 million) in third, the comedy horror flick "Scary Movie 5" ($6.3 million) in fourth, and the Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum film "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" ($5.8 million) in fifth.