The Croods Swings to $44.7M
'Olympus' marks end of Gerard Butler's slide, 'Admission' struggles
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2013 12:11 PM CDT
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(Newser) – DreamWorks' prehistoric comedy The Croods grabbed the weekend win, reports the AP, with a muscular $44.7 million in its opening weekend. Gerard Butler's terrorist thriller Olympus Has Fallen was close behind, with $30.5 million, notes the Hollywood Reporter, allowing the actor to save a little face after a string of bombs. Olympus outperformed the expectations of its own distributor, which had pegged it at under $20 million.

Oz the Great and Powerful grabbed the No. 3 spot with $22 million, and The Call pulled in $8.7 million. Tina Fey-Paul Rudd vehicle Admission, meanwhile, came in at No. 5 with a soft $6.4 million, while Spring Breakers picked up steam with $5 million.

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Mar 24, 2013 1:27 PM CDT
I took my kid to see this. We liked it.
Mar 24, 2013 12:20 PM CDT
and this is the mentality of the american public. No wonder the politicians do what they want! Why should they listen to the airheads that spend huge admission fees to see this crap... This country is not hurting when the politicians see where incomes are being spent!