‘The Croods’ Rules Weekend Box Office With $44.7M

By: Peggy Truong / March 24, 2013

Gerard on 'Olympus'
Gerard Butler talks about his 'Olympus Has Fallen' injuries.
A sloth from prehistoric times won the box office this weekend, selling more movie tickets than a wizard and a Secret Service agent.

The Croods enjoyed a healthy opening weekend, grossing some $44.7 million domestically, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The latest from DreamWorks Animation, starring the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone and Nicholas Cage, also made $63.3 million worldwide. To date, Shrek the Third remains as the champion of first weekend openers from the studio, with more than $121.6 million in ticket sales when it was released in 2007.

Gerard Butler’s action film Olympus Has Fallen grossed $30.5 million for second place, while Oz The Great and Powerfuldropped to third place with $22 million, after two consecutive weekends on top.

Newcomer Admission, starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, grossed a mere $6.4 million, behind Halle Berry’s The Call ($8.7 million) to round out the top five.

Spring Breakers’ expansion earned the film $5 million, bringing its grand total to $5.4 million, while Identity Thief continued to hold on with another $2.5 million.

The Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy comedy, which opened Feb. 8, has grossed a total of $127.7 million domestically.

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