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'The Croods' and 'Olympus Has Fallen' Lead Box Office With Solid Debuts

March 25, 2013 (3:05 am) GMT
The DreamWorks film score the second-best debut in 2013 after 'Oz: The Great and Powerful', while the White House takedown flick has the best bow for action movie ahead of 'A Good Day to Die Hard'.

Two weeks after being dominated by "", North American box office finally has a new champion. Receiving an "A" from CinemaScore, "", a 3D adventure animated movie about cave men in prehistoric era, sails to the top spot with a strong bow. It's followed at the second place by action thriller "".

The DreamWorks film voiced by , and debuts with $44.7 million, exceeding the projection of $39 million. It becomes the second-biggest debut in 2013 after "Oz" ($79.1 million). The family-friendly flick adds $63.3 million overseas, bringing in a total of impressive $108 million globally against a reported budget of $135 million.

For DreamWorks, "The Croods" becomes their redemption after "" flopped and forced the studio to take an $87 million write-down. The movie voiced by , and opened with just $23.7 million in 2012 and earned $103.2 million domestically against a budget of $145 million.

Though falling short of claiming the hot spot, "Olympus Has Fallen" still makes an impressive bow. The movie rakes in $30.5 million after three days of release, well above the $20 million projections. Costing FilmDistrict $70 million to produce and getting an "A-" CinemaScore, it scores the best debut for action movie in 2013 beating "" ($24.8M).

It's worth noting that the film about the invasion of the White House by terrorists enjoys big success after "", "" and "" that targeted the same older-male audience underperformed in theaters. The movie also becomes 's first success flick since his last three wide releases tanked.

Disney's wizard adventure film "Oz" starring the likes of and drops to the third place with additional $22 million. Meanwhile, last week's runner-up 's "" falls to the fourth place with $8.7 million giving a total of respectable $30.9 million after ten days of release.

/ comedy "" rounds up the top 5 with only $6.4 million. Another Franco film "" is unable to follow "Oz" success. The raunchy performance of former Disney darlings and stripping to their bikinis doesn't help much. It only settles at the sixth spot with $5 million.

  1. "" - $44.7 million
  2. "" - $30.5 million
  3. "" - $22 million
  4. "" - $8.7 million
  5. "" - $6.4 million
  6. "" - $5 million
  7. "" - $4.2 million
  8. "" - $2.9 million
  9. "" - $2.5 million
  10. "" - $1.9 million


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