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Box Office – CROODS & OLYMPUS soar, ADMISSION fails

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 12:03 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


This week last year saw record breaking numbers, thanks in no small part to the huge numbers put up by The Hunger Games.  This year was not as successful, but still a great weekend overall.  Dreamworks Animation The Croods was a big success earning $44.7 million, on par with their last hit How to Train a Dragon, which ended its run with $217 million.  The bigger surprise was Olympus Has Fallen, which made $30.5 million, well above even the most optimistic estimates.  It earned more than A Good Day to Die Hard and the recent action films Parker, The Last Stand, Dead Man Down and Bullet to the Head combined.  Critics have lambasted it with negative reviews, but most viewers and myself  found it a great thrill ride.  The only other major new release this week Admission earned a disappointing $6.44 million.  It is Tina Fey’s worst opening, and is worse than recent Paul Rudd duds Our Idiot Brother ($7 million) and Wanderlust ($6.53 million).  Oz the Great and Powerful which topped the last two weekends finished in third, adding an impressive $22.0 million, bringing it’s 17 day total to $177.5 million.

 Title Weekend Total
1.  The Croods $44,700,000 $44.7
2.  Olympus Has Fallen $30,500,000 $30.5
3.  Oz the Great and Powerful $22,031,700 $177.5
4.  The Call $8,700,000 $30.9
5.  Admission $6,445,000 $6.4
6.  Spring Breakers $5,000,000 $5.4
7.  The Incredible Burt Wonderstone $4,275,000 $17.3
8.  Jack the Giant Slayer $2,965,000 $59
9.  Identity Thief $2,500,000 $127.6
10.  Snitch $1,930,000 $40.3

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