“Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.” Horace Greeley
Audiences were far from apathetic this weekend, as they discovered a keen interest in alien invasions and their aftermath; unearthing enough energy to watch Tom Cruise as he set out into that great, entertainment-filled “Oblivion.” Once there, he became determined to battle those creepy aliens and competitive animated creatures, among others he encountered along the way to this week’s #1 spot at the U.S. box office where $38. 2 million was added to the earthly account. Finding a cinematic diversion among the void, moviegoers also established “42” reasons and then some to see last week’s #1, the Jackie Robinson sports drama that proves baseball legends still have a place among the (movie) stars as he headed appropriately toward second base with $18 million. The still-popular cave family, “The Croods” is still cruising along the star struck boulevard, hitting the road and landing at the familiar territory known as #3 with $9.5 million. “Scary Movie V” held quite a chill fest at the #4 spot with a terrifying $6.3 million. “G.I. Joe” continued to show a healthy “Retaliation” at #5 with an acceptable $5.8 million.
Movie theaters provided a much-needed respite from reality this weekend, as spectators were seen reveling in the comfort created by baseball and beautiful people, action figures, animation and all-out popular franchises. Moviegoers were welcomed with open arms at their local multiplex, where apathy had no home among those amazing A-list stars hard at work filling a void in the movie universe.
From seaside days to starry nights, may the week ahead lead to the most interesting, entertaining abyss…