'The Croods' Leads Monday with $4.2 Million

on March 26, 2013 by Daniel Garris

The Croods took in $4.20 million on Monday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The first DreamWorks Animation computer animated film to be distributed by Fox fell 68 percent from Sunday. That represented the day's poorest daily hold among wide releases, as daily holds in general were helped on Monday from the approaching Easter holiday. In comparison, 2011's Rio fell 71 percent on its first Monday to gross $3.27 million, while 2010's How to Train Your Dragon fell 66 percent to gross $4.81 million on its first Monday. The Croods has grossed $47.84 million in four days. That is towards the higher end of expectations and places the film 13 percent ahead of the $42.50 million four-day start of Rio and 1.5 percent behind the $48.55 million four-day take of How to Train Your Dragon.

FilmDistrict's Olympus Has Fallen remained strong on Monday with a second place take of $2.76 million. The action thriller starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman fell 65 percent from Sunday. Olympus Has Fallen continues to exceed pre-release expectations with a four-day start of $33.14 million. That places the film 6 percent ahead of the $31.24 million four-day start of 2006's Inside Man and 14 percent behind the $38.62 million four-day take of 2011's Battle: Los Angeles. Beginning on Thursday, Olympus Has Fallen will face direct competition from Paramount's G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

Oz: The Great and Powerful placed in third with $2.25 million. Disney's blockbuster 3D fantasy film appears to be receiving a healthy holiday boost, as the film fell 64 percent from Sunday and a slim 23 percent from last Monday. Oz: The Great and Powerful has grossed $179.35 million in 18 days, which leaves the film just $20.65 million away from becoming the first release of 2013 to reach the $200 million domestic milestone.

Sony's The Call took fourth place with $0.83 million. The R-rated thriller starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin was down 64 percent from Sunday and down a solid 34 percent from last Monday. The Call has grossed a stronger than expected $31.93 million through eleven days of release.

A24's Spring Breakers claimed fifth place on Monday with $0.54 million, while Focus' Admission followed closely behind in sixth with $0.51 million. Respective current total grosses stand at $5.81 million for Spring Breakers and at $6.66 million for Admission. Spring Breakers is having the more impressive run of the two films given its smaller price tag and location count.

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

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