Universal's Oblivion rounded out its first week of release with a first place take of $2.08 million on Thursday. The Joseph Kosinski directed sci-fi film starring Tom Cruise was down 9 percent from Wednesday's performance. In general, Thursday holds were a bit weaker than usual for a Thursday. Oblivion was the week's top film with a seven-day start of $47.29 million. The film debuted towards the higher end of wide ranging pre-release expectations. Oblivion is currently running 23 percent stronger than the $38.48 million five-day start of 2008's The Day the Earth Stood Still and 21 percent behind the $60.09 million seven-day take of 2006's Mission: Impossible III.
42 took in $1.04 million to continue to claim second place. Warner's Jackie Robinson biopic fell 4 percent from Wednesday and 46 percent from last Thursday. 42 placed in second for the week with $22.32 million. That was down a solid 38 percent from last week's stronger than expected opening week performance and brings the two-week total for the film to $58.35 million. 42 is currently running 40 percent stronger than the $41.75 million two-week take of 2011's Moneyball.
The Croods moved up one spot to take third place on Thursday with $0.43 million. The blockbuster 3D computer animated film from Fox and DreamWorks Animation fell just 1 percent from Wednesday and 41 percent from last Thursday. The Croods placed in third for the week with $11.03 million and has now grossed $156.42 million through five weeks of release.
Focus' The Place Beyond the Pines was down one spot and a sharp 11 percent from Wednesday to land in fourth with $0.399 million. The Derek Cianfrance directed film starring Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper grossed $6.80 million this week to place in sixth for the frame. The Place Beyond the Pines has grossed $13.52 million to date.