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March 25, 2013

'The Croods' catches fire with $44.7M opening


Nothing really huge is on the horizon to give the box office a boost until "Iron Man 3" kicks off the summer movie season on May 3, Dergarabedian said. But the strong showing for "Olympus Has Fallen" could bode well for the sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" next weekend.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. "The Croods," $44.7 million ($63.3 million international).

2. "Olympus Has Fallen," $30.5 million ($2.2 million international).

3. "Oz the Great and Powerful," $22 million ($21.7 million international).

4. "The Call," $8.7 million.

5. "Admission," $6.4 million.

6. "Spring Breakers," $5 million ($1.1 million international).

7. "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," $4.3 million.

8. "Jack the Giant Slayer," $3 million ($19.3 million international).

9. "Identity Thief," $2.5 million ($4.7 million).

10. "Snitch," $1.9 million.


Estimated weekend ticket sales at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada) for films distributed overseas by Hollywood studios, according to Rentrak:

1. "The Croods," $63.3 million.

2. "Oz the Great and Powerful," $21.7 million.

3. "Jack the Giant Slayer," $19.3 million.

4. "A Good Day to Die Hard," $10.5 million.

5. "Resident Evil: Retribution," $5.1 million.

6. "Identity Thief," $4.7 million.

7. "Very Ordinary Couple," $4.3 million.

8. "Wreck-It Ralph," $4.1 million.

9. (tie) "Warm Bodies," $3.5 million.

10. (tie) "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," $3.5 million.


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