'Olympus' Falls to 'The Croods'

By RAPHAEL CHESTANG

March 24, 2013

The Croods brought the laughs and the audience over the weekend, debuting at No. 1 on domestic box office charts.

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The animated family comedy (starring Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds) went up against R-rated action flick Olympus Has Fallen, eking out a victory with $44 million.

Olympus (starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman) pulled in a solid $30.5 million to secure the second place slot, while Oz the Great and Powerful fell to third with $23 million.

Tina Fey and Paul Rudd's comedy, Admission, had a softer opening, debuting in fifth place with $6.4 million -- right behind The Call, which reeled in $8.7 million.



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