Tuesday, 26 March 2013

                   The Croods top US box office chart

Mountain men comic drama The Croods clubbed its adversaries over the span of Saturday and Sunday to case beat spot at the North American box office. 

The Dreamworks energized characteristic made $44.7m (£29.3m) in its first weekend in US and Canadian films, consistent with studio evaluates. 

Activity thriller Olympus Has Fallen likewise opened decidedly in second place with a first weekend tally of $30.5m (£20m). 

Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman star in the picture, in which North Korean terrorists attack the White House. 

The Croods began eight years back as a co-handling with British illustrators Aardman, scripted by Monty Python's John Cleese. 

Dreamworks took over the activity -basically titled Crood Awakening -when Aardman's five-picture bargain was shortened after only two creations with the US studio. 

Offering the voices of Nicolas Cage and Emma Stone, the picture tells of an ancient family who experience threat and unusual new animals when they are constrained to stop their cavern. 

Its victory saw a week ago number one film, Disney dream Oz the Great and Powerful, knocked down to third put after a fortnight in shaft position. 

Olympus Has Fallen, whose title implies the Secret Service codename for the US president's Washington DC habitation, performed superior to certain experts anticipated. 

Its US discharge comes in front of White House Down, a different thriller with a comparable preface that touches base in films later in the not so distant future. 

The Call, a thriller featuring Halle Berry as a crisis aids telephone specialist who attempts to recover a snatched teen, asserted fourth put in the outline after its second weekend in films. 

Its $8.7m (£5.7m) tally bested that of new discharge Admission, a satire featuring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd that could just administer $6.4m (£4.2m). 

The weekend's for the most part takings were down 34% on a year prior, when The Hunger Games opened with a record-breaking $155m (£101m) pull. 


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