'The Croods' Returns to #1 on Monday; 'Oz' Passes $200 Million Mark

on April 02, 2013 by Daniel Garris

After spending the previous four days in second place, The Croods returned to first place on Monday with $5.01 million. The first DreamWorks Animation computer animated film to be distributed by Fox held up extremely well on Monday, as it was down just 21 percent from Sunday and up 19 percent over last Monday. The Monday after Easter is typically a good day for family films at the box office and that was certainly the case once again this year. In comparison, 2011's Rio fell 42 percent on the Monday after Easter to gross $3.34 million, while 2010's How to Train Your Dragon fell 23 percent to take in $5.29 million. The Croods passed the $90 million mark on Monday and has now grossed $93.89 million in eleven days. That places the film 12 percent ahead of the $84.15 million eleven-day take of Rio and 4 percent behind the $97.42 million eleven-day gross of How to Train Your Dragon.

Paramount's G.I. Joe Retaliation saw its streak of consecutive days at the top of the daily box office end at four on Monday. The long delayed 3D action sequel fell 53 percent from Sunday to finish in second on Monday with $4.55 million. G.I. Joe: Retaliation has grossed $55.56 million in five days, as the film continues to run in line with pre-release expectations. G.I. Joe: Retaliation is currently running 17 percent behind the $67.08 million five-day start of 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (which was more expensive than Retaliation, but also didn't have the advantage of higher priced 3D admissions).

Tyler Perry's Temptation placed in third with $2.21 million. The latest Tyler Perry film from Lionsgate fell 48 percent from Sunday, as it held up a bit better on the Monday after Easter than previous Tyler Perry films have. Back in 2008 Meet the Browns fell 63 percent to gross $1.79 million, while 2010's Why Did I Get Married Too? fell 55 percent to gross $2.96 million. With a four-day start of $23.86 million, Temptation is running 9 percent ahead of the $21.87 million four-day take of Meet the Browns and 26 percent behind the $32.25 million four-day gross of Why Did I Get Married Too?

Oz: The Great and Powerful finished in fourth with $1.85 million. In the process Disney's 3D fantasy blockbuster surpassed the $200 million domestic mark, making it the first release of 2013 to do so. Oz: The Great and Powerful reached the $200 million milestone in 25 days and has grossed $200.23 million to date. The film held up nicely on Monday, as it was down 37 percent from Sunday and down a slim 18 percent from last Monday.

FilmDistrict's Olympus Has Fallen rounded out Monday's top five with $1.68 million, while Open Road's The Host took sixth place with $1.20 million. Olympus Has Fallen was down 54 percent from Sunday and has now grossed a stronger than expected $56.57 million in eleven days. The Host only fell 32 percent from Sunday, but has grossed a softer than expected $11.80 million in its first four days of release.

Tags: The Host, Olympus Has Fallen, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Tyler Perry's Temptation, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Croods

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