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'Oblivion' blasts off with $37M at box office

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Photo -   This film publicity image released by Universal Pictures shows Tom Cruise in a scene from "Oblivion." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)
This film publicity image released by Universal Pictures shows Tom Cruise in a scene from "Oblivion." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Oblivion" cruised to the top of the weekend box office.

The Tom Cruise science-fiction thriller led Hollywood with a $37 million debut.

Though many people Friday were caught up in coverage of the manhunt for the suspects in the Boston Marathon explosions, it seems to have had little effect on how the film fared.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "Oblivion," Universal, $37,054,485, 3,783 locations, $9,795 average, $37,054,485, one week.

2. "42," Warner Bros., $17,721,410, 3,250 locations, $5,453 average, $53,753,511, two weeks.

3. "The Croods," Fox, $9,235,295, 3,435 locations, $2,689 average, $154,633,037, five weeks.

4. "Scary Movie 5," Weinstein Co., $6,150,584, 3,402 locations, $1,808 average, $22,798,176, two weeks.

5. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," Paramount, $5,763,891, 3,175 locations, $1,815 average, $111,200,157, four weeks.

6. "The Place Beyond the Pines," Focus, $4,745,888, 1,542 locations, $3,078 average, $11,447,790, four weeks.

7. "Olympus Has Fallen," FilmDistrict, $4,475,543, 2,638 locations, $1,697 average, $88,776,795, five weeks.

8. "Evil Dead," Sony, $4,112,001, 2,823 locations, $1,457 average, $48,456,951, three weeks.

9. "Jurassic Park," Universal, $4,054,285, 2,330 locations, $1,740 average, $38,525,375, three weeks.

10. "Oz the Great and Powerful," Disney, $3,004,644, 2,045 locations, $1,469 average, $223,726,752, seven weeks.

11. "Tyler Perry's Temptation," Lionsgate, $2,220,291, 1,405 locations, $1,580 average, $48,884,456, four weeks.

12. "Home Run," Samuel Goldwyn Films, $1,582,466, 381 locations, $4,153 average, $1,582,466, one week.

13. "Filly Brown," Lionsgate, $1,478,323, 188 locations, $7,863 average, $1,478,323, one week.

14. "The Host," Open Road Films, $1,000,125, 1,356 locations, $738 average, $25,178,878, four weeks.

15. "The Call," Sony, $878,294, 977 locations, $899 average, $50,100,443, six weeks.

16. "The Lords of Salem," Anchor Bay, $642,000, 355 locations, $1,808 average, $642,000, one week.

17. "Silver Linings Playbook," Weinstein Co., $547,660, 867 locations, $632 average, $131,030,875, 23 weeks.

18. "Identity Thief," Universal, $484,785, 480 locations, $1,010 average, $132,675,995, 11 weeks.

19. "Trance," Fox Searchlight, $403,782, 443 locations, $911 average, $1,826,396, three weeks.

20. "The Company You Keep," Sony, $396,385, 84 locations, $4,719 average, $950,482, three weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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