Tom Cruise reunited with his costar Olga Kurylenko to premiere their latest film, Oblivion, in Tokyo today. They were joined by their director, Joseph Kosinski, for their Asian press tour, which will also include a premiere in China. Yesterday, Olga donned a Victoria Beckham dress to meet up with Tom at the film's press conference at the Ritz-Carlton in the Japanese capital. She has been happily tweeting about her time in the land of the rising sun, saying, "Just finished presenting the Oblivion premiere in Tokyo. So good to be back in Japan. I love spending time here!" Tom, for his part, has been keeping busy over the past few days despite his Tokyo press tour. On Monday, he announced that Mission: Impossible 5 has been confirmed, and he celebrated the release of Jack Reacher on DVD yesterday. However, Tom and Olga did miss out on a bit of fun earlier this week when they skipped the 2013 Met Gala so they could stick to their press duties abroad.
Tony Stark took down more than The Mandarin this weekend: Iron Man 3 earned $175.3 million, earning the blockbuster the second-highest opening weekend of all time behind last year's The Avengers. Last week's No. 1, Pain & Gain, followed far, far behind, taking in $7.6 million. Historical baseball movie 42 stayed steady in third place, earning $6.2 million, followed by Oblivion, with $5.8 million. The Croods rounded out the top five with $4.2 million.
Michael Bay's pumped-up action movie Pain & Gain won the box office in its first weekend of release, scoring a haul of $20 million. Tom Cruise's sci-fi Oblivion held up pretty well in its second week, adding $17.4 million to its total, while Jackie Robinson biopic 42 stayed strong in third place, earning $10.7 million. New release The Big Wedding took in $7.5 million, and The Croods hung in the top five with $6.6 million. Matthew McConaughey's new film, Mud, took in $2.2 million in limited release.
Tom Cruise's futuristic new release, Oblivion, won this weekend's box office, beating expectations and earning $38.2 million. Bumped to second place was 42 with $18 million, while The Croods stayed steady in third place, adding $9.5 million to its total. Scary Movie 5 made $6.3 million, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation rounded out the top five with a $5.8 million haul.
Tom Cruise is literally back in action in Oblivion, a futuristic sci-fi thriller that hits theaters this weekend. But should you rush to the theater to check it out this weekend? Watch our review to find out if it's a watch, pass, or a rent!
I've been excited to see Oblivion since the trailer came out, but it isn't the mind-bending sci-fi film I was hoping for. Though it has a promising premise — a man on a postapocalyptic Earth is troubled by vivid memories of a world he supposedly wasn't alive to witness — it throws lackluster wrenches into the plot and settles for a ho-hum resolution. Jack (Tom Cruise) is one half of a maintenance team that repairs resource-sucking drones on what's left of Earth. He and partner Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) only have a few weeks left until they get to go back home to the moon outside of Saturn where humans are now residing, but mysterious happenings disrupt their plans.
Cruise and Riseborough have a prickly chemistry that's interesting to watch, which is helpful since a large portion of the film just stars the two of them. Cruise brings his usual charm to Jack; even on a desolate landscape with only one person in the world to win over, he still grins, cracks jokes, and delivers silly lines with determination. His signature smile and wit can only go so far, though, and it's not enough to keep this disappointing film afloat. To find out what else I thought of Oblivion, just read more.
Olga Kurylenko stars in Friday's big-budget sci-fi movie Oblivion alongside Tom Cruise. Besides starring as Tom's leading lady, Olga also got to play Ben Affleck's love interest in her Terrence Malick film, To the Wonder, which came out earlier this month. It has been a busy time for Olga, who largely became known to US audiences in 2008's Bond film Quantum of Solace. She filled us in on the busy time in her life at a press day in NYC yesterday, opening up about working with Tom and Ben, the highlights of her press tour for Oblivion, and more — click through to read highlights from Olga.
Tom Cruise heads to the future — and theaters — this weekend in Oblivion. Cruise plays a war veteran in a post-Earth universe who's now employed to go back to the planet to salvage resources. Think you might be into the movie? Check out all the pictures of the leading man, plus costars Morgan Freeman and Olga Kurylenko.