Box Office Predictions: 'Oblivion' to Put Apocalyptic Hurting on Competition

Sadly, Sensei's call streak ended at eleven weeks last week. The dreaded Weinsteins got Sensei again. We have sci-fi returning this week, but just how high can it soar?

Sensei's weekend predictions and revenue results go as follows:

1. "Oblivion" ($32 million) - Sensei feels generous with this call. Despite mediocre buzz, the film's visuals look enough to lure a Book Of Eli-like opening. It also helps that the film has more than 3,700 theaters to work with. That's an impressive number considering how Tom Cruise's last film (Rock Of Ages) was a considerable flop. Having him back in the sci-fi genre looks to already be helping his box office status.

2. "42" ($19 million) - Having already achieved the highest baseball film opening ever, look for another solid weekend to add to the tally.

3. "The Croods" ($8.6 million) - Film will easily break the $150 million domestic mark this weekend.

4. "GI Joe: Retaliation" ($7 million) - This, and Olympus Has Fallen, have a firm hold on the action audiences right now.

5. "The Place Beyond the Pines" ($5.1 million) - Expands to more than 1,500 theaters this weekend. Audience buzz remains very positive. Look for a solid result here.

That's Sensei's calls. Enjoy the weekend.


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