Guest / Limited Access /

Oblivion, the science fiction epic starring Tom Cruise, topped the box office this weekend at $38.2 million. That's good news for the actor, whose last few movies (Jack Reacher, Rock of Ages) haven't quite hit it out of the park. In second place is the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 with $18 million. Read more box office news here.

Martin Scorsese is finally filming his adaptation of the book Silence. One of the most important works on faith and the silence of God, the 1966 novel by Japanese author Shusaku Endo follows Portuguese missionaries in 17th century Japan. Filming is slated to begin in Taiwan in 2014. Read more details and an interview here.

Will Smith is in this summer's After Earth, but he's got some other projects coming, too, including American Can, a movie based on a true story about a Gulf War veteran who saved the lives of over 200 senior citizens during the disaster of Hurricane Katrina. There are also rumors he'll be looking at The Accountant, an action thriller about a bureaucrat who doubles as an assassin. Read more about Will Smith's career moves here.

If you have a soft spot for SNL star Jason Sudeikis, you're in luck. He's slated to star in an upcoming quirky romantic comedy, Tumbledown, about a reporter sent to cover the death of a folk singer who happens to fall for the widow. Read more here.

In a cloudy time for movie theaters, here's a ray of sunshine: the movie ad sales company National Cinemedia has been projected to advance in profits this quarter. Here's to a long-lasting movie theater industry. Read the financial details here.

Support our work. Subscribe to CT and get one year free.
Tags:
Read These NextSee Our Latest
Current IssueDoes Your Church Talk About Prison?
Subscriber Access Only Does Your Church Talk About Prison?
The disparities in America's criminal justice system find an echo in which churches do, and don't, discuss the issue.
RecommendedBen-Hur
Ben-Hur
A new twist on the tale of the Christ.
TrendingWhy Most Pastors Aren’t Answering Your Phone Calls
Why Most Pastors Aren’t Answering Your Phone Calls
It's one the great mysteries of ministry. Why do pastors have such a bad reputation for answering or returning phone calls? Here are 9 reasons.
Editor's PickThe Good (and Bad) News About Christian Higher Education
The Good (and Bad) News About Christian Higher Education
‘Christian colleges are as strong as they’ve been since the 1920s,’ says historian William Ringenberg. But there are challenges on the horizon.
View this article in Reader Mode
Christianity Today
The Latest in Movie News, April 22, 2013