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03/24/2013 02:55 pm ET

Weekend Box Office: 'The Croods' Wins The Weekend

An animated prehistoric family won the box office this weekend as "The Croods" took the number one spot. Out from DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox, "The Croods" opened to $44.7 million across 4,046 theaters. The film, which features the voices of Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, and Ryan Reynolds, had a budget of $135 million and received a CinemaScore of A from moviegoers.

Gerard Butler saw his first box office success in months with the debut of "Olympus Has Fallen." After a string of box office bombs including "Chasing Mavericks" and "Playing For Keeps," Butler's White House drama "Olympus Has Fallen" made $30.5 million this weekend across 3,098 theaters. The film, which is directed by Antoine Fuqua, and also stars Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, and Ashley Judd, has received a CinemaScore of A- from moviegoers.

"Oz: The Great and Powerful" continued its successful box office run, taking the number three spot this weekend. Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, and Rachel Weisz, "Oz" made $22 million across 3,805 theaters. The updated "Wizard of Oz" tale has grossed $177.56 million since its Mar. 8 release.

Thriller "The Call" reached the number four spot, making $8.7 million across 2,507 theaters. The Halle Berry-led film has made $30.9 million since its release.

Starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, "Admission" had a slow opening weekend. The comedy rounded out the top five, making $6.4 million across 2,160 theaters. "Admission" has received mixed reviews from critics and ended the weekend with a CinemaScore of B- from moviegoers.

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