After DreamWorks Animation was forced to make tonnes of redundancies last month following the failure of Rise Of The Guardians, they’ll have a bit of cheer this morning with the news that The Croods has topped the US box office with $44 million. It’s a decent start, which is about on par with the studio’s Megamind and How To Train Your Dragon.
Also doing well was second place finisher Olympus Has Fallen. Audiences obviously liked the idea of Gerard Butler fighting terrorists in the White House, as the film took more than almost anyone had predicted, with $30 million in its first three days. It’s great news for Butler, whose star power has been in the balance after a string of flops.
There was less cheer for Admission, which tanked with just $6.4 million on its opening. That’s the lowest start for any Tina Fey live-action movie.
After a great start in three cinemas last week, Spring Breakers expanded onto 1,100 screens and into the top 10 with $5 million. It’s certainly not bad for a movie from a tiny, indie distributor, which has been relying on word of mouth to gets its name out there.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of March 22nd-24th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|2||Olympus Has Fallen||$30.5||$30.5|
|3||Oz The Great And Powerful||$22.0||$177.5|
|7||The Incredible Burt Wonderstone||$4.2||$17.3|
|8||Jack The Giant Slayer||$2.9||$59.0|