'The Croods' dominates weekend box office with $44.7 million
The weekend box office belongs to Dreamworks' animated comedy film, "The Croods."
The 3D film, which opened on Friday, March 22, grossed $44.7 million over the weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The prehistoric family film took in $63.3 million overseas for a global haul of $108 million.
The film chronicles the journey of the world's very first prehistoric family who go on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world. The movie features the voices of Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds.
In the No. 2 spot is the political thriller "Olympus Has Fallen," which earned $30.5 million domestically, making it one of the few R-rated action pictures of the year to work so far, according to the outlet. The film, which cost $70 million to produce, marks the biggest opening for its distributor, FilmDistrict.
The film, which features Gerard Butler as a disgraced presidential guard who is called back into action when North Korean terrorists take over the White House, also stars Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Melissa Leo and Ashley Judd.
The No. 3 spot was held by Disney's "Wizard of Oz" prequel, "Oz the Great and Powerful," which earned $22 million in its third week in theaters. The film, which is directed by Sam Raimi, earned an impressive $177.6 million globally, according to the outlet.
The new film reimagines the fantastical Land of Oz through the eyes of a young Wizard of Oz, played by James Franco. Rachel Weisz, whose part of Evanora is based on the Wicked Witch of the East from the original Frank L. Baum novel, plays one of his foes.
The film also features Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Abigail Spencer and "Evil Dead" actor Bruce Campbell, who has often worked with Raimi.
In fourth place was Halle Berry's suspense thriller, "The Call," which garnered $8.7 million in its second week, according to the website. The film, which cost a modest $13 million to produce, earned $30.9 overseas.
In the film, veteran 911 operator Jordan Turner (Berry) receives a call from a girl who has just been abducted, and soon realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life. The film also stars Evie Thompson and Abigail Breslin.
Rounding out the top five is Tina Fey's comedy film "Admission," which grossed a soft $6.4 million according to the outlet. The film cost a modest $13 million to produce, and tells the story of a Princeton University admissions officer whose life takes an unexpected turn when she makes a recruiting trip to an alternative high school run by a former classmate, who is played by Paul Rudd.
Check out the trailer for "The Croods" below.