'The Croods' Passes $50 Million Mark on Tuesday

on March 27, 2013 by Daniel Garris
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The Croods grossed $5.03 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The first DreamWorks Animation computer animated film to be distributed by Fox increased a healthy 20 percent over Monday. In comparison, 2011's Rio increased 28 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $4.18 million, while 2010's How to Train Your Dragon was unchanged on its first Tuesday to take in $4.80 million. The Croods passed the $50 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $52.87 million in five days. That is towards the higher end of expectations and places the film 13 percent ahead of the $46.68 million five-day start of Rio and 1 percent behind the $53.35 million five-day take of How to Train Your Dragon.

FilmDistrict's Olympus Has Fallen held steady in second place with $3.07 million. The action thriller starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman was up 11 percent over Monday, which represented one of Tuesday's smaller daily percentage increases among wide releases. In the bigger picture, Olympus Has Fallen continues to exceed pre-release expectations with a five-day start of $36.20 million. Olympus Has Fallen is currently running 8 percent ahead of the $33.41 million five-day start of 2006's Inside Man and 13 percent behind the $41.62 million five-day take of 2011's Battle: Los Angeles.

Oz: The Great and Powerful took in $2.699 million on Tuesday to remain in third. Disney's blockbuster 3D fantasy film continues to hold up nicely during Holy Week as it was up 20 percent over Monday and down only 18 percent from last Tuesday. Oz: The Great and Powerful has grossed $182.05 million in 19 days, which leaves the film just $17.95 million away from becoming the first release of 2013 to reach the $200 million domestic milestone.

Sony's The Call grossed $1.05 million to continue to claim fourth place. The modestly budgeted thriller starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin was up 27 percent over Monday and down a solid 33 percent from last Tuesday. The Call has grossed a stronger than expected $32.98 million through twelve days of release.

Tags: The Call, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Olympus Has Fallen, The Croods
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