Oblivion

Oblivion poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $89,107,235Details
International Box Office $195,555,279
Worldwide Box Office $284,662,514
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $13,915,652 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $13,967,907 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $27,883,559
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

2077: Jack Harper serves as a security repairmen stationed on an evacuated Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying alien threat who still scavenges what's left of our planet, Jack's mission is almost complete. In a matter of two weeks, he will join the remaining survivors on a lunar colony far from the war-torn world he has long called home. Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, Jack's soaring existence is brought crashing down after he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Drawn to Jack through a connection that transcends logic, her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he thought he knew. With a reality that is shattered as he discovers shocking truths that connect him to Earth of the past, Jack will be pushed to a heroism he didn't know he contained within. The fate of humanity now rests solely in the hands of a man who believed our world was soon to be lost forever.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
54% - Rotten
Audience
61% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$120,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 19th, 2013 (Wide) by Universal
April 19th, 2013 (IMAX) by Universal
Video Release: August 6th, 2013 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, brief strong language, and some sensuality/nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2213, 3/13/2013)
Running Time: 125 minutes
Keywords: Post Apocalypse, Surprise Twist, Government Corruption, Alien Invasion, Visual Effects, Digital Cinematography, Faulty Memory, Prologue, Voiceover/Narration, Dream Sequence, Cabin in the Woods
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Chernin Entertainment, Monolith Pictures, Radical Studios

Cast

   Jack
   Beech
Olga Kurylenko    Julia
Andrea Riseborough    Victoria
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau    Sykes
Melissa Leo    Sally

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Karl Gajdusek
Screenwriter    Michael Debruyn
Based on the Graphic Novel Original Story by    Joseph Kosinski
Producer    Joseph Kosinski
Producer    Peter Chernin
Producer    Dylan Clark
Producer    Barry Levine
Producer    Duncan Henderson
Executive Producer    Dave Morrison
Executive Producer    Jesse Berger
Executive Producer    Justin Springer
Cinematographer    Claudio Miranda
Production Designer    Darren Gilford
Editor    Richard Francis-Bruce
Costume Designer    Marlene Stewart
Composer    Joseph Trapanese
Supervising Art Director    Kevin Ishioka
Art Director    Mark W. Mansbridge
Set Decorator    Ronald R. Reiss
Sound Mixer    Paul Ledford
Supervising Sound Designer    Ren Kylce
Supervising Sound Editor    Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
Supervising Sound Editor    Al Nelson
Re-recording Mixer    Gary A. Rizzo
Re-recording Mixer    Juan Peralta
Special Effects Coordinator    Mike Meinardus
Visual Effects Supervisor    Eric Barbra
Visual Effects Supervisor    Bjorn Mayer
Stunt Coordinator    Robert Alonzo
Associate Producer    Emily Cheung
Assistant Director    Bruce Franklin
Second Unit Director    Robert Alonzo
Second Unit Camera    Gary Waller
Casting Director    Marcia Ross
Assistant ADR Recordist (uncredited)    Justin Van Hout

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 6th, 2013

Like it usually is during the summer, this week is rather soft on home market. Granted, there is one wide release that did very well at the box office, Oblivion, plus a couple of limited releases that did well to earn a serious measure of mainstream success, The Place Beyond the Pines and Mud. However, there are also some releases in the top twenty that are definitely filler. Usually, once you reach exercise videos, there's nothing worth talking about. Of course, if I used that rule this week, there would be almost nothing on this week's list. Mud is likely the best release and the DVD or Blu-ray is worth picking up, but I'm still waiting for the screener to review and I hate awarding something Pick of the Week if the screener is late. Because of this, I'm going with another late release, Burn Notice: Season Six, as Pick of the Week. It arrived more than a month late, but it was worth the wait. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Oblivion

Oblivion was a spring release, which isn't a great time to release a film, but it is far from a terrible time either. It opened in first place at the box office, but quickly faded away after that. It is hard to get excited by its box office numbers, but it wasn't a real bomb either. It will need help on the home market to recoup its $120 million production budget. Does it deserve to be seen by more on the home market? And is the DVD and / or Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

International Box Office: Iron Man Overshadows Into Darkness

Iron Man 3 earned first place for the third weekend in a row, this time pulling in $89.3 million on 9,921 screens in 55 markets for totals of $664.4 million internationally and $949.3 million worldwide. At this pace, the film will have no trouble getting to $1 billion this coming weekend, while it should enter the top ten of all time by the end of the weekend. The film's single best market of the weekend was China, where it added $32.7 million over the week to its running tally, which now sits at $97.2 million. More...

International Box Office: Iron Man Retains its Shine

Iron Man 3 remained in top spot on the international chart with $174.3 million on 29,160 screens in 72 markets for totals of $502.8 million internationally and $676.9 million worldwide. The film opened with $64.07 million in China, which makes China the film's biggest international market, despite playing there for half as long as most other major markets. The film dominated Russia with $22.82 million on 1,188 screens over the weekend, which was more than five times the nearest competitor. It also opened in first place in Germany, but with a more subdued $6.91 million on 618 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $10.07 million. This is not a great opening, but one market is nothing compared to the monstrous international run so far. Iron Man 3 held on very well in South Korea down just 19% to $13.53 million on 1,388 screens over the weekend for a total of $43.23 million after two. In the U.K., the film made $9.80 million on 558 screens for a two-week total of $38.17 million. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Iron Man Earns Silver, but Can't Avenge Weak Yearly Box Office

There was some good news and some bad news over the weekend. The good new was Iron Man 3, which lived up to our lofty expectations and became the second biggest opening weekend of all time. This one film earned more than the entire box office earned last weekend, leading to an 136% increase week-over-week to $217 million. The bad news is The Avengers, which did even better when it opened this weekend last year. Year-over-year, 2013 suffered a 16% decline. Meanwhile, year-to-date, 2013 is now behind 2012's pace by 11% at $3.13 billion to $3.52 billion. More...

International Box Office: Iron Man Turns Competition to Rust

Iron Man 3 debuted internationally a week ahead of its domestic debut and its was record-breaking. The film earned $198.4 million on 13,633 screens in 45 markets, which is technically more than The Avengers made during its opening weekend. Granted, The Avengers were playing in fewer markets and on fewer screens, while it also had previews that boosted its total opening to $218.2 million, but this is still nothing short of fantastic. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Iron Man Be as Golden as Before?

Summer finally begins. 2013 has been a really bad year so far and after four months, it is 12% or $384 million behind last year's pace. On the one hand, the summer blockbuster season should boost 2013's overall numbers right out of the gate. A lot of people, myself included, think Iron Man 3 will have the second-best opening weekend of all time. On the other hand, the film with the biggest opening weekend of all time was The Avengers, which opened this weekend last year. We can't even look for a counter-programming film or holdovers to help 2013 over the top, as there are no counter-programming films and none of the holdovers are likely to reach $10 million over the weekend. Look for yet another loss in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Gain for Pain, but Wedding Small

My enthusiasm for this column is nearly zero because of Iron Man 3. Final international box office numbers are not in, but studio estimates are not only amazing, but they are record-breaking. This will overshadow anything I have to talk about today. At least Pain and Gain had a better than expected opening. On the other hand, The Big Wedding failed to make an impact. Sadly, there was more bad news than good news and the overall box office fell 16% to $92 million. This was 17% lower than the same weekend last year, while the year-to-date numbers got just a little bit weaker. At the moment, 2013 is 12% behind 2012's pace at $2.89 billion to $3.27 billion. Worse still, the year-over-year comparisons are about to run into The Avengers, so unless Iron Man 3 is record-breaking, the year-over-year comparison is going to get worse before it gets better. More...

Contest: Rather Remain Oblivious: Winning Announcement

The winners of our Rather Remain Oblivious contest were determined and they are... More...

International Box Office: Retaliation Gets Revenge

After getting pushed back into third place last weekend, G.I. Joe: Retaliation returned to first place this weekend with $40.0 million on 13,616 screens in 62 markets for totals of $211.7 million internationally and $322.9 million worldwide. Of its weekend haul, $33.14 million was earned in China. That's really close to what it earned during its domestic opening weekend. Granted, it did open on a Thursday and that likely diluted its weekend number, while the Chinese results are for the full week, but this is still an impressive result. More...

Weekend Predictions: There Will Be Pain

It is the final weekend before the Summer blockbuster season, which means the new releases this weekend are not prime releases. Pain and Gain at least has a shot at first place. Most think The Big Wedding won't crack $10 million during the weekend. The only good news is that last year was also a bad week at the box office. The biggest new release was The Pirates! Band of Misfits, which had to settle for second place with just $11.14 million, while Think Like a Man remained in first place with $17.60 million. I think 2013's one-two-punch will top 2012's one-two punch. However, last year had better depth and 2013 will again lose in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Oblivion Survives Opening Weekend

The overall box office was in line with expectations, more or less, which is unfortunately bad news, as expectations were low. Oblivion easily won the weekend, but the overall box office still fell 5.7% from last weekend to $110 million. Worse still, this is 19% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2013 has pulled in $2.77 billion, which is 11% lower than 2012's pace. 2013 is already $350 million behind 2012 and even with Iron Man 3 looming large, I don't see how 2013 is going to turn things around any time soon. More...

Weekend Estimates: Oblivion Rises High

Given the news over the past week, and the shutdown of Boston on Friday, there was some uncertainty over how much sci-fi action moviegoers would have an appetite for this weekend. Sunday's studio estimates provide the answer: quite a lot. Oblivion will open with about $38.2 million according to Universal, which is on the high end of expectations. That's enough to put it firmly in the top ten April weekends, in between Rio and Hop, but a long way behind Clash of the Titans, which debuted with $61.2 million in 2010 and is probably the closest comparison film to Oblivion among recent April openers. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will 2013 Continue on Its Path to Oblivion?

It is no secret that 2013 has been a bad year at the box office so far. There's only one film debuting wide this week, Oblivion, which should benefit from the lack of competition this weekend. (Although we are already seeing plenty of hype for Iron Man 3, which could hurt this film's chance at the box office.) There are also several films opening in more than 100 theaters: Filly Brown, Home Run, and The Lords of Salem. There's a chance one of them will be a better than expected hit and reach the top ten; it's a slim chance, but a chance. Finally, The Place Beyond the Pines is expanding to an additional 1,000 theaters and should climb higher in the top ten. Last year, there were three wide releases led by Think Like a Man. That film was a bigger than expected hit, but hopefully Oblivion will have an even better start, but not everyone is positive it will. More...

International Box Office: Oblivion Begins Early

Oblivion started its international run a week before its domestic debut and it did so earning first place in 48 of the 52 markets it opened in. Overall, the film finished first with $60.43 million on 7,637 screens in 52 markets. This is a good start, but not a great start. Fortunately, the studio was only expecting a good start, so they should be happy. Its biggest market was Russia, where it earned $9.30 million on 873 screens, while it also did well in the U.K. with $7.59 million on 520. Its performance in South Korea was not as strong at $3.60 million on 631 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.17 million. The film had similar openings in France ($3.82 million on 574 screens) and in Australia ($3.46 million on 353). Spain ($2.95 million on 373); Mexico ($2.79 million on 1,091); and Germany ($2.77 million on 600) produced nearly identical results. Finally, Brazil ($2.09 million on 479) and Italy ($2.04 million on 503) were virtually tied. The film finished in first place in all of these markets, and going by these results, it should open in first place here with $40 million, or at least relatively close to that figure. More...

Contest: Rather Remain Oblivious

There's only one wide release next week, Oblivion, so it is clearly the only choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. However, it is also a great target movie for this week's contest, as the prizes are autographed copies of Off to Be the Wizard by Scott Meyer, the artist (?) behind the world famous internet comic, Basic Instructions, who has offered such advice as how to live your dreams, how to be persuasive, and how to wallow in unbridled hedonism. The book is about a young man, Martin Banks, who makes an important discovery, only to quickly realize it would have been better if he had remained oblivious. Oblivion / oblivious. Okay, it took a while to get there, but I'm sure you will all agree that knowing how I come up with the names of these contests has enriched your live. ... Moving on. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Oblivion. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win an autographed copy of Off to Be the Wizard by Scott Meyer, Paperback Edition. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win an autographed copy of Off to Be the Wizard by Scott Meyer, Paperback Edition. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2013 Preview: April

March is over and while it is a little too soon to tell where a few films will end their box office runs, it is clear Oz The Great and Powerful won the month. Some films beat expectations to become midlevel hits, like The Call, but it wasn't a great month at the box office, especially compared to last year. This month, there are only seven wide releases spread over four weeks. Only one of those films, Oblivion, has a shot at being anything more than a midlevel hit. None of the other six releases look like they will come close to $100 million, but none of them look like obvious bombs either. (Although I do have my worries when it comes to Scary Movie 5.) Last April was even weaker with no film earning $100 million, although Think Like a Man did come relatively close. We might actually see growth on the year-over-year comparison. We'd better, because 2013 is behind 2012's pace by a huge margin at the moment and things will get worse when May arrives. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/19 1 $13,297,245   3,783 $3,515   $13,297,245 1
2013/04/20 1 $14,715,885 +11% 3,783 $3,890   $28,013,130 2
2013/04/21 1 $9,041,355 -39% 3,783 $2,390   $37,054,485 3
2013/04/22 1 $2,704,845 -70% 3,783 $715   $39,759,330 4
2013/04/23 1 $3,158,805 +17% 3,783 $835   $42,918,135 5
2013/04/24 1 $2,288,715 -28% 3,783 $605   $45,206,850 6
2013/04/25 1 $2,080,650 -9% 3,783 $550   $47,287,500 7
2013/04/26 2 $5,213,985 +151% 3,792 $1,375   $52,501,485 8
2013/04/27 1 $7,811,520 +50% 3,792 $2,060   $60,313,005 9
2013/04/28 2 $4,777,920 -39% 3,792 $1,260   $65,090,925 10
2013/04/29 2 $1,403,040 -71% 3,792 $370   $66,493,965 11
2013/04/30 2 $1,573,680 +12% 3,792 $415   $68,067,645 12
2013/05/01 2 $1,175,520 -25% 3,792 $310   $69,243,165 13
2013/05/02 2 $928,750 -21% 3,792 $245   $70,171,915 14
2013/05/03 4 $1,714,985 +85% 3,430 $500   $71,886,900 15
2013/05/04 4 $2,503,900 +46% 3,430 $730   $74,390,800 16
2013/05/05 4 $1,423,450 -43% 3,430 $415   $75,814,250 17
2013/05/06 3 $463,050 -67% 3,430 $135   $76,277,300 18
2013/05/07 3 $567,650 +23% 3,430 $165   $76,844,950 19
2013/05/08 3 $464,760 -18% 3,430 $135   $77,309,710 20
2013/05/09 3 $481,905 +4% 3,430 $140   $77,791,615 21
2013/05/10 6 $1,039,250 +116% 2,770 $375   $78,830,865 22
2013/05/11 5 $1,787,505 +72% 2,770 $645   $80,618,370 23
2013/05/12 7 $1,287,910 -28% 2,770 $465   $81,906,280 24
2013/05/13 4 $360,115 -72% 2,770 $130   $82,266,395 25
2013/05/14 4 $427,965 +19% 2,770 $155   $82,694,360 26
2013/05/15 4 $333,775 -22% 2,770 $120   $83,028,135 27
2013/05/16 6 $222,825 -33% 2,343 $95   $83,250,960 28
2013/05/17 6 $644,850 +189% 2,077 $310   $83,895,810 29
2013/05/18 7 $1,016,950 +58% 2,077 $490   $84,912,760 30
2013/05/19 7 $675,250 -34% 2,077 $325   $85,588,010 31
2013/05/20 6 $258,595 -62% 2,077 $125   $85,846,605 32
2013/05/21 7 $258,775 n/c 2,077 $125   $86,105,380 33
2013/05/22 8 $206,750 -20% 2,077 $100   $86,312,130 34
2013/05/23 8 $153,035 -26% 2,077 $74   $86,465,165 35
2013/05/24 10 $246,225 +61% 572 $430   $86,711,390 36
2013/05/25 10 $320,605 +30% 572 $560   $87,031,995 37
2013/05/26 10 $303,160 -5% 572 $530   $87,335,155 38
2013/05/27 11 $168,740 -44% 572 $295   $87,503,895 39
2013/05/28 12 $66,005 -61% 572 $115   $87,569,900 40
2013/05/29 12 $54,340 -18% 572 $95   $87,624,240 41
2013/05/30 11 $48,725 -10% 572 $85   $87,672,965 42
2013/05/31 - $123,330 +153% 357 $345   $87,796,295 43
2013/06/01 - $173,050 +40% 357 $485   $87,969,345 44
2013/06/02 - $98,325 -43% 357 $275   $88,067,670 45
2013/06/03 - $35,525 -64% 357 $100   $88,103,195 46
2013/06/04 - $46,505 +31% 357 $130   $88,149,700 47
2013/06/05 - $37,655 -19% 357 $105   $88,187,355 48
2013/06/06 - $39,095 +4% 357 $110   $88,226,450 49
2013/06/07 - $75,990 +94% 298 $255   $88,302,440 50
2013/06/08 - $108,905 +43% 298 $365   $88,411,345 51
2013/06/09 - $62,580 -43% 298 $210   $88,473,925 52
2013/06/10 - $31,435 -50% 298 $105   $88,505,360 53
2013/06/11 - $32,780 +4% 298 $110   $88,538,140 54
2013/06/12 - $28,165 -14% 298 $95   $88,566,305 55
2013/06/13 - $28,405 +1% 298 $95   $88,594,710 56
2013/06/14 - $54,180 +91% 258 $210   $88,648,890 57
2013/06/15 - $69,660 +29% 258 $270   $88,718,550 58
2013/06/16 - $59,340 -15% 258 $230   $88,777,890 59
2013/06/17 - $25,905 -56% 258 $100   $88,803,795 60
2013/06/18 - $29,545 +14% 258 $115   $88,833,340 61
2013/06/19 - $24,510 -17% 258 $95   $88,857,850 62
2013/06/20 - $27,205 +11% 258 $105   $88,885,055 63
2013/06/21 - $41,205 +51% 201 $205   $88,926,260 64
2013/06/22 - $55,275 +34% 201 $275   $88,981,535 65
2013/06/23 - $40,200 -27% 201 $200   $89,021,735 66
2013/06/24 - $20,005 -50% 201 $100   $89,041,740 67
2013/06/25 - $23,115 +16% 201 $115   $89,064,855 68
2013/06/26 - $20,235 -12% 201 $101   $89,085,090 69
2013/06/27 - $22,145 +9% 201 $110   $89,107,235 70

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/19 1 $37,054,485   3,783 $9,795   $37,054,485 3
2013/04/26 2 $17,803,425 -52% 3,792 $4,695   $65,090,925 10
2013/05/03 4 $5,642,335 -68% 3,430 $1,645   $75,814,250 17
2013/05/10 6 $4,114,665 -27% 2,770 $1,485   $81,906,280 24
2013/05/17 7 $2,337,050 -43% 2,077 $1,125   $85,588,010 31
2013/05/24 10 $869,990 -63% 572 $1,521   $87,335,155 38
2013/05/31 15 $394,705 -55% 357 $1,106   $88,067,670 45
2013/06/07 18 $247,475 -37% 298 $830   $88,473,925 52
2013/06/14 22 $183,180 -26% 258 $710   $88,777,890 59
2013/06/21 26 $136,680 -25% 201 $680   $89,021,735 66

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/11/20131413,006 413,006$6,190,960$6,190,9601
8/18/20132181,771-56% 594,777$2,724,747$8,915,7072
8/25/2013576,609-58% 671,386$1,148,369$10,064,0763
9/1/20131042,300-45% 713,686$634,077$10,698,1534
9/8/20131730,753-27% 744,439$460,987$11,159,1415
9/29/20132610,235 779,719$153,423$11,687,9888
10/13/20133013,676 803,036$253,416$12,085,92310
10/20/20132813,913+2% 816,949$259,338$12,345,26111
10/27/2013257,509-46% 824,458$112,560$12,457,82112

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/11/20131386,471 386,471$7,725,555$7,725,5551
8/18/20132134,278-65% 520,749$2,684,209$10,409,7642
8/25/2013353,319-60% 574,068$1,065,320$11,475,0843
9/1/2013835,025-34% 609,093$700,157$12,175,2414
9/15/2013128,109 622,223$162,105$12,437,7196
9/22/2013136,574-19% 628,797$131,411$12,569,1307

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Oblivion HD Trailer