Weekend Box Office: Animated ‘The Croods’ Takes #1

By Staff  |  03/25/2013

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DreamWork's animated caveman comedy, The Croods, easily took the weekend box office, beating out the action/thriller Olympus Has Fallen and Admission.

The 3D animation took in $44.7 million. It features a voice cast including Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Catherine Keener -- who play a prehistoric family encountering danger and strange new creatures when they're forced to find a new cave.

Opening strongly in second place is Olympus Has Fallen, earning $30.5 million. The action/thriller, from Training Day director Antoine Fuqua, tells the story of North Korean terrorists who take over the White House. Gerard Butler, who plays a secret service agent, leads the way to save the president who is played by Aaron Eckhart.

Last weekend's top film, Oz The Great and Powerful, fell to #3 this weekend with $22 million, taking its total to $177.5 million; and Halle Berry's The Call fell to #4 with $8.7 million to bring its two-week total to $30.9 million.

Closing out the top 5 is the Tina Fey and Paul Rudd comedy, Admission, debuting with just $6.4 million.

That's a wrap for this weekend. This upcoming week, look out for the release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the sci-fi thriller The Host, and Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.

This weekend's top 10 is as follows:

1. "The Croods," $44.7 million.
2. "Olympus Has Fallen," $30.5 million.
3. "Oz the Great and Powerful," $22 million.
4. "The Call," $8.7 million.
5. "Admission," $6.4 million.
6. "Spring Breakers," $5 million.
7. "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," $4.3 million.
8. "Jack the Giant Slayer," $3 million.
9. "Identity Thief," $2.5 million.
10. "Snitch," $1.9 million.