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Sunday, April 21, 2013

'Oblivion' tops weekend box office

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. "Oblivion," $38.2 million ($33.7 million international). (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros: 'Oblivion' a solid, brainy sci-fi adventure with stunning visuals a few missteps)
2. "42," $18 million. (Review by The Associated Press' David Germain: '42' a classy but tame telling of Jackie Robinson tale, features fine effort from Harrison Ford)
3. "The Croods," $9.5 million ($23.4 million international). (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire: Semi-prehistoric script cliches hurt, don't sink 'The Croods')
4. "Scary Movie 5," $6.3 million ($3.5 million international).
5. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," $5.8 million ($40 million international). (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros: 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' ditches most of original cast Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, loses fight)
6. "The Place Beyond the Pines," $4.7 million.
7. "Olympus Has Fallen," $4.5 million ($7.8 million international). (Review by Meszoros: 'Olympus Has Fallen' doesn’t quite crumble from weight of outlandish story, excessive violence)
8. "Evil Dead," $4.1 million ($2.3 million international). (Review by The AP's John DeFore: ‘Evil Dead’ remake should please new, old fans)
9. "Jurassic Park" in 3-D, $4 million ($420,000 international). (Review by Meszoros: Release of ‘Jurassic Park’ in 3-D shows it’s no dinosaur)
10. "Oz the Great and Powerful," $3 million ($1.5 million international). (Review by Lemire: 'Oz the Great and Powerful' a prequel that won’t really wow old or new fans)

— From The Associated Press

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