Box Office Recap: What Happened over the Weekend?

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April 22nd, 2013

Box Office Recap: What Happened over the Weekend?

With box office profits of $38,150,000, "Oblivion" landed in top spot during its debut weekend. Jack is one of the few humans remaining on Earth, working to excavate the last few resources. Soon, he can join the rest of humanity in a space station. The problem is, his higher-ups wiped his memory, and Jack cannot remember his old life. When he encounters a stranger who seems to have connections to his past, everything Jack knows ends up thrown into upheaval. The PG-13 rating is due to sensuality, nudity, brief strong language, and sci-fi action violence.

Continuing Films

"42" added $18,025,000 to its overall profits, bringing the total to over $54 million. Jackie Robinson knows that his race is the only thing standing in the way of his destiny as a baseball star. With the help of a team executive who sees great promise in Robinson, the young man decides to pursue his dreams. If Robinson can break down racial boundaries, he will inspire an entire nation. The biopic has a PG-13 rating for thematic elements that include language.

During the weekend of April 19, "The Croods" brought in $9,500,000. Since its release, the family-friendly animated flick has earned more than $154 million. When Eep meets Guy, she is impressed at how much he seems to know about the world. Thanks to her overprotective father, Eep always has to stick close to home. After an unexpected disaster sends Eep's family searching for a new home, Guy comes to the rescue. "The Croods" has a PG rating for scary action sequences.

"Scary Movie 5" saw profits of $6,296,000. The movie has earned more than $22 million in box office profits overall. With a new baby at home, a couple starts to experience unusual phenomenon. It does not take them long to realize that they have captured the wrong kind of attention. The family will do anything to rid themselves of the evil presence, but they will have plenty of strange misadventures along the way. The fifth movie in the popular series has a PG-13 rating for crude content, drug material, language, comic violence and gore, and partial nudity.

"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" has grossed over $111 million. This past weekend, the action movie earned $5,775,000. After the G.I. Joe team ends up a national enemy for a crime they did not commit, the soldiers will do anything to defeat Cobra and save the United States from the looming threat. First, though, the remaining members of the team will have to recruit the help of the original G.I. Joe himself. Brief sensuality, language, martial arts action, and combat violence contribute to the film's PG-13 rating.

"The Place Beyond the Pines" earned $4,745,888. Overall, the movie has brought in over $11 million. Luke is an enigmatic motorcycle stunt driver who decides to turn to a life of crime. He has good motivations, but all the same, Luke's dealings with the wrong side of the law may be his undoing. "The Place Beyond the Pines" has an R rating for language, violence, a mature reference, and teen drug and alcohol use.

Movies to DVD

"A Haunted House" arrives out on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday, April 23. Malcolm loves his gorgeous new home, but he loves his wife, Kisha, even more. When a demon possesses Kisha, Malcolm will do anything he can to rid the home, and his wife, of evil forces. He ends up turning to unexpected sources to break the curse. The raunchy film has an R rating for language, drug use, and crude and mature content.

"Gangster Squad" stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. In 1940s Los Angeles, one crime kingpin rules the city with an iron fist, scaring away any authority who dares to question him. Finally, one police chief has had enough. He assembles a team of ruthless officers and detectives who will finally bring Mickey Cohen to his knees. The brave effort could be too little, too late. The R rating is due to strong violence and language.

"Promised Land" is a tale of unexpected redemption. Steve is just trying to do his job. When he arrives at a small town and tries to convince them to allow gas drilling, he is surprised that the townspeople are willing to stand up for what they believe in, even in the face of economic uncertainty. The experience will change Steve forever. The movie's R rating is due to language.

"The Impossible" follows a family that ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time. During what should have been a peaceful vacation to Thailand, the tourists struggle to survive the terror and devastation of a brutal tsunami. "The Impossible" has a PG-13 rating for brief nudity, disturbing injuries, and intense and realistic disaster sequences.